Thursday, December 11, 2014
Pakistan and Afghan Peace Prospects
There is a slight increase in the cooperation between Pakistan and the United States. The benefits of this cooperation is supposedly two-fold. The U.S. attacks Taliban targets that oppose the Pakistan regime and the Pakistan military attacks Taliban targets that attack Afghanistan (and the U.S.). How much effort the Pakistani military is actually putting forth in attacking Taliban groups like the Haqqani Network is a matter of conjecture. (I am not optimistic). There is hope that this new era of cooperation will translate into the Pakistani government putting pressure on the Taliban to come to the negotiation table. Read more in "U.S., Pakistan increase cooperation in faint hope of Afghan peace", Reuters, December 10, 2014.