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  • Afghanistan, Pakistan and the U.S.: Repairing relations

    Afghanistan, Pakistan and the U.S.: Repairing relations
    After a year of calamitous turns in the relationship between Washington and Islamabad, many Americans are wondering how this troubled alliance can possibly be repaired. Even more may be wondering whether we can simply extricate ourselves from it, finding other partners and other strategic options in South Asia. Alas, Pakistanis have had similar doubts about America even longer, which goes far toward explaining their hedging behavior; many in the nation's military and intelligence services tolerate or even support the militant Haqqani network and localTaliban (Quetta Shura) in ways that destabilize Afghanistan and lead to the deaths of Afghans and NATO troops. Certainly, it seems safe to conclude that Pakistan is our most complex ally since Stalin's Soviet Union, a poster child for what a foreign "frenemy" looks like for the United States.
  • Cynthia Earl Kerman, Villa Julie professor

    Cynthia Earl Kerman, Villa Julie professor
    Cynthia Earl Kerman, a retired Villa Julie College faculty member who wrote biographies of a Quaker economist and a Harlem Renaissance writer, died of pneumonia July 22 at the Glen Meadows retirement community. She was 89 and had lived in Lauraville....

    Who and where were Bowe Bergdahl's captors? And why?

    The armed Taliban fighters who captured Bowe Bergdahl in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, quickly handed him to a far more dangerous group that shuttled him between hide-outs in Pakistan's rugged tribal belt for the next five years. For much...

    Pakistan moves for major ground assault on Taliban after evacuations

    ISLAMABAD Pakistani forces were preparing for a major ground offensive against Islamist militants in the Taliban stronghold of North Waziristan, officials said Monday after nearly all civilians had fled the north-western region along the Afghan border....

    Abandoning peace bid, Pakistan opens offensive against insurgents

    Abandoning peace bid, Pakistan opens offensive against insurgents
    Pakistani armed forces began “a comprehensive operation” against militants in the North Waziristan tribal region on Sunday as fighter jets and ground forces pummeled insurgent hideouts, killing 80 people, officials said. The Pakistani...