All is not well in the City of Lights, as Pakistan’s major metropolis, Karachi, is known. The murder of a senior political party worker on May 18 underscores the unrest wracking the city in the wake of recent elections, and … read more
On May 11, 2013, Pakistanis voted in an election that will mark the country’s first ever peaceful transition of power from one democratic government to the next, following the previous government’s unprecedented completion of its full five-year term. Pakistani voters … read more
Editor’s Note: For a more comprehensive account of the elections in Pakistan, please visit www.CriticalThreats.org. Pakistan voted on Saturday in a historic general election that marks the first full transition from one democratically elected civilian government to another in the … read more
Discussions about how many troops are needed in Afghanistan after 2014 have come to seem like a competition—I can name that war in 3,000 troops; well, I can name it in 2,500… The proliferation of numbers without any explanation of … read more
Afghan lawmakers, politicians, and security analysts warn that a hasty transition risks undoing the last decade’s achievements and aids efforts by the Taliban and al Qaeda to reconstitute in parts of the country. read more
Drones have played a major role of the United States’ war on terrorism. Earlier this month Mullah Nazir, a top Taliban commander in Pakistan, was killed by a drone strike and AEI’s Reza Jan is here to discuss the importance … read more
Leaked White House plans to keep only a minimal American military footprint in Afghanistan after 2014 to conduct training and counter-terrorism operations do not reflect military realities. A force of 6,000 troops or so will be unable either to support … read more
The New York Times reports today that the Obama administration is considering doing what it did in Iraq, and withdrawing all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by 2014: On the eve of a visit by President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, the … read more
Three bits of recent news from and about Afghanistan tell you virtually all you need to know about how bad it’s about to get in that country as the US and allied forces prepare to end combat operations there. First, … read more
In his Eid message released today, Taliban’s reclusive leader Mullah Omar congratulated his followers on “this year’s unprecedented military victories” against the Coalition forces in the country: “[Translated from Dari] Mujahid brothers: You are witnessing that the ranks of jihad … read more
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