After deadly Pakistan violence in Karachi, police have arrested dozens of suspected Islamist hardliners. Some analysts believe they are little more than window-dressing aimed at pacifying an increasingly angry population.
A reporter explores Pakistan’s border region and argues that it holds the key to a peaceful resolution in Afghanistan.
A briefing on what the US wants from Pakistan – and why Pakistan might be more willing than it publicly indicates to help the US tackle the Afghan Taliban hiding in Pakistan.
A suicide bomber wearing a uniform killed five people Monday after entering the UN's World Food Program office in Islamabad, Pakistan. Major attacks dropped after Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud was killed in August. Is the lull over?
The targeting of the Pakistan Taliban leader showed US willingness to pursue Pakistani priorities. The US may now push for more help in finding Pakistan-based militants who operate in Afghanistan.
Without the charismatic Baitullah Mehsud, feuding Islamist militants could splinter.
The probable death of Baitullah Mehsud, a militant leader with thousands of followers, could reduce terrorist attacks in Pakistan. The impact on the war in Afghanistan is less certain.