Insurgency

Pakistan’s Lawless Frontier

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 12:15pm
On Wednesday, June 16th, New America Foundation and the Heinrich Böll Foundation hosted Imtiaz Gul, a Pakistani journalist and author of the newly-released book The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan’s Lawless Frontier. The event was moderated by Peter Bergen, co-director of the Counterterrorism Strategy Initiative and Senior Fellow of New America Foundation.

Afghanistan: A Look Ahead

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 12:15pm
Please join the New America Foundation in a conversation with former Afghan Presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.

All Kayani’s Men

  • By
  • Anatol Lieven,
  • New America Foundation

Voltaire remarked of Frederick the Great’s Prussia that “where some states have an army, the Prussian Army has a state!” The same can easily be said of Pakistan. The destruction of the army would mean the destruction of the country. Yet this is something that the Pakistani Taliban and their allies can never achieve.

Al-Qaeda’s Allies

  • By Anne Stenersen
April 19, 2010

Fragmented alliances. This paper examines the nature of the relationship between al-Qaeda and the Taliban after 2001, which is complex because neither the Taliban nor al-Qaeda is a homogenous actor. Rather, each is a network of like-minded groups and individuals that answer, to some degree or other, to a centralized leadership.

The Battle for Pakistan: FATA and NWFP

  • By
  • Brian Fishman,
  • New America Foundation
April 19, 2010

The Battle for Pakistan: South Waziristan

  • By Mansur Khan Mahsud
April 19, 2010

Of all the tribal agencies and districts of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of northwest Pakistan, few have assumed as much importance for the United States since September 11, 2001, as South Waziristan. Comprising 6,619 square kilometers, or about 2,555 square miles, South Waziristan is the country’s southernmost tribal agency and the largest by area.

The Battle for Pakistan: Kurram

  • By Mansur Khan Mahsud
April 19, 2010

A sectarian history

The Battle for Pakistan: Bajaur

  • By Rahmanullah
April 19, 2010

Bajaur is the smallest of the seven administrative units of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of northwest Pakistan, a relatively inaccessible agency known for its hilly terrain.

The Battle for Pakistan: Khyber

  • By Raheel Khan
April 19, 2010

The northwestern tribal region of Pakistan known as Khyber Agency is just across the Durand line from the Tora Bora cave complex, the mountainous hideout from which Osama bin Laden escaped in late 2001. Named after the historic Khyber Pass, Khyber Agency covers 2,576 square kilometers and has a population of 546,730. It is subdivided into three administrative units—Bara, Jamrud and Landi Kotal. The remote Tirah Valley is small but geographically important, and is believed to have been used by al-Qaeda militants escaping into Pakistan in the wake of U.S.

The Battle for Pakistan: Mohmand

  • By Raza Khan
April 19, 2010

Mohmand Agency suffers the same economic and governance problems as other regions in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

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