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Talking to the Taliban Has Backfired

Last night, the British embassy in Kabul hosted an Iftar party on the occasion of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The guest list included senior ex-members of the Taliban ...

Pakistan Should Disband the ISI

The New York Times reports that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency has detained several Pakistani informants, including an army major, who assisted the CIA ahead of the May 2 raid ...

Pakistan Tells Afghanistan: Expel the Americans

The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that Pakistan’s leaders “bluntly” told Afghanistan’s president “to forget about allowing a long-term U.S. military presence in his country,” and urged him instead ...

Afghanistan’s Too-Hasty Transition Plan

On Wednesday, Pres. Barack Obama held a video conference with Afghan president Hamid Karzai and welcomed the Afghan leader’s announcement of the first seven areas to transition to Afghan forces ...