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Coverage Of Taliban

Coverage of Taliban

Recently, on the eve of Nauroze, the Persian new year, a day opposed by many religious extremists as ‘heresy’, four Afghan Taliban militants entered through metal detectors installed to protect…

Well Played, Taliban!

Well played, Taliban!

The prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, says the ball is now in the Taliban’s court. That phrase generally means one side has done whatever it could and now it is the…

Taliban 2.0

Taliban 2.0

THE best thing about the Pakistani Taliban was that you could count on them to do something stupid. They got Swat and should have consolidated first. But they spilled out…

Life Under Taliban

Life under Taliban

It would appear that the Taliban are broadcasting on a radio frequency most Pakistanis are not tuned into. And yet their message is loud and clear: our version of the…

Terms Of A Peace Deal With The Taliban

Terms of a peace deal with the Taliban

As iron is not to be made from straw, or protein extracted from cabbages, we might as well turn to realism and consider the outlines of a settlement which could…

The Two Taliban

The two Taliban

Many Pakistanis are confused about the true nature of the Taliban and the Taliban movement. But some can clearly distinguish between the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban and see the former…

The Two Taliban

The two Taliban

MANY Pakistanis are confused about the true nature of the Taliban and the Taliban movement. But some can clearly distinguish between the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban and see the former…

Prospects Of Taliban Talks

Prospects of Taliban talks

Adding to an unenviable list of challenges that already includes earthquakes, sectarian violence and an economy teetering near collapse, Pakistan's leaders are attempting to open a new round of high-stakes…

View Point: Talking To The Taliban

View point: Talking to the Taliban

Last Sunday's Taliban attack in Upper Dir in which the GOC Swat and Malakand division, a Lieutenant Colonel and a non-commissioned officer were killed in the wake of a formal…