Haqqani: Military or political solution?

Source:  Asia times on line. A divisive policy debate pits top US military leaders, Pentagon officials and the Central Intelligence Agency, who want to put priority on pressuring Pakistan to attack Haqqani network forces, against those in the Barack Obama administration who doubt that a military effort could be decisive […]

Karzai trapped in no-man’s land

source: asisa times on line Afghan President Hamid Karzai has come out fighting after Burhanuddin Rabbani’s assassination, painting the Taliban as a Pakistani proxy. However, the death of the Afghan High Peace Council’s chief has stranded Karzai in isolation as the insurgents, the United States and erstwhile Northern Alliance allies […]