Shaping A New Peace In Pakistan’s Tribal Areas

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by International Crisis Group What’s new??Pakistan has merged the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) along the Afghan border into an adjacent province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a big step toward bringing constitutional governance and restoring peace to these lands. But the interim… Continue Reading  

Drones and Blowback

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by John Feffer The targeted assassination of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour last weekend wasn’t just another drone strike. First of all, it was conducted by the U.S. military, not the CIA, which has orchestrated nearly all drone strikes… Continue Reading  

Choosing Between Death and Death in Pakistan

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By Ashfaq Yusufzai PESHAWAR, Pakistan (IPS) — Residents of the Khyber Agency, one of seven administrative districts that comprise northern Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), are in the worst possible predicament: either course of action they choose now, they say, could… Continue Reading  

Life After a Drone Strike

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by Charles Davis The only thing the outside world really knows about Waziristan is that it is dangerous. Since 2004, there have been hundreds of US drone strikes there, which government officials assure are killing dangerous people. But no foreign… Continue Reading