Search Results for "Lashkar-e-Taiba" : 4

by / on October 10, 2011 at 5:30 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

Breaking Up with Pakistan

…nemies, and I never know for certain what you are saying behind my back (I assume it’s no good).  And that’s not even the end of it, Pakistan. You are so unstable. If it’s not Balochistan or the terrorist-controlled tribal regions, it’s catastrophic flooding or Kashmir.  And with your arsenal of nuclear weapons, it seems like only a matter of time before your instability will become my problem as well.  If one of your friends in Lashkar-e-Taiba g…

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:47 am / in Asia, World

Islamabad Relations

…men who want to undermine President Obama’s foreign policy track record, the geostrategic importance of Pakistan extends beyond the election cycle. US and NATO troops are poised to leave Afghanistan in the next few years, and the main obstacle to post-withdrawal stability is the insurgency, composed of groups such as the Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Taiba, and al-Qaeda. The insurgents thrive because they can cross the notoriously porous Afghanistan…

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by / on October 20, 2013 at 9:46 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

Why Pakistan Still Matters

…peculation that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Agency (ISI) covertly supports terrorist groups including Lashkar-e-Taiba, the network notoriously known for instigating the 2008 Mumbai attacks though banned six years earlier. In addition, the Pakistan Army gives tacit support to an umbrella of organizations in the conflict against rival India in Kashmir, a hotly contested region for its water supply. This year marks the twelfth anniversary…

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by / on March 4, 2011 at 3:08 am / in Issue, Main Menu, Middle East, World

The Pacifist’s Revolt

…usands of visitors were present. In less than three years, more than 6,000 people have been killed in nearly 200 explosions, the last attack as recent as February 3, 2011. This escalating violence has repercussions that extend far beyond even the lives tragically lost in the explosions—it has deepened the rift between different branches of Islam, which may spur a new wave of domestic anti-terrorism policy in Pakistan. While we often associate ter…

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