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Secret Pakistan

A recent BBC2 documentary called ‘Secret Pakistan’ investigates the duplicity of Pakistan’s dealing with the US. In public, Pakistan was one of the strongest allies of the US throughout the 2000s and the Bush-Musharraf ‘war on terror’ relationship was strong. … Continue reading

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Obama and Gates round on Pakistan

President Barack Obama: A journalist pushed aside the domestic agenda and asked President Obama if he agreed with Admiral Mullen’s accusation that Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI had used the Haqqani network as a virtual arm. “There’s no doubt that we’re … Continue reading

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The Haqqani network and Pakistan

A must-read from the Economist. Clutching a glass of distinctly un-Islamic whisky, a retired senior Pakistani official explains at a drinks party in Islamabad, the capital, that his country has no choice but to support the jihadist opposition in Afghanistan. … Continue reading

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The Haqqani Network and Afghanistan

A must-read article in the NYT profiles the 5,-15,000 strong Haqqani network, the ‘Sopranos’ of the Afghanistan War–a crime syndicate that calls the shots in much of Afgahnistan, particularly in the eastern provinces. It is also seen by the U.S. as … Continue reading

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Top US defense official criticises ISI-Haqqani link

In what is the most open and serious charge levelled against Pakistan since 9/11, Adm. Mike Mullen–chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff–accused Pakistan’s spy agency, the ISI, of directly supporting the insurgents who carried out the deadly attack on the American … Continue reading

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ISI demands CIA stops unilateral activity

Relations between the US and Pakistan’s spy agencies, the CIA and ISI, are at an all-time low following the death of Osama Bin Laden at the hands of Navy Seals, and the Raymond Davis event. The ISI has demanded a … Continue reading

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Pakistan Still Providing Support for Militants

The NYT reports that the Pakistan military continues to support and train a number of militant groups, such as  Lashkar-e-Taiba, Harakat-ul-Mujahedeen and Hizbul Mujahedeen, as proxies against American forces in Afghanistan and Indian forces in Kashmir.

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