The Indian options therefore remain centered around active public diplomacy to engage Kayani, Karzai and Obama – not necessarily in that order.
Af Pak Events The intensity of war in Af-Pak has picked up considerably in September beginning last week of August. The pattern indicates flexing of muscle by the Punjabi Taliban and TTP across Pakistan. The numbers in Pakistan include 108 civilians, mainly Shia minority, killed and 400 wounded. In Afghanistanthe coalition forces were able to kill 64 “terrorists” of [...]
What Chris Alexander, the Canadian diplomat, brought to the notice of the world on the heels of WikiLeaks and a three-year extension to Kayani, obviously has made no impact on Obama. Obama said Monday that Pakistan is doing all it can to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan. The revelations made by the Canadian Diplomat, who [...]
General Patraeus’s recent communique to the ISAF says “fight the Taliban hard and have a cup of tea with the Afghans.” Thankfully, the West has , despite all the COIN strategies realised that it is important to win the popular support in this insurgency. That he is willing to apply the “whole of government” approach [...]
Gen. David Petraeus likes to say, you make peace with your enemies, not your friends. The Earlier post on a Taliban Government had articulated various options and their pitfall in rushing for peace. Amongst all this will the US cut a deal with Hekmatyar? As per Newsweek, Hekmatyar is trying to send a message to Washington—that [...]