There appears to be a fissure in Pakistan’s long-standing support for the Quetta Shura Taliban. The recent arrests have caused a flurry of speculation about possible changes in Pakistani policy.
Afghan Taliban (Quetta Shura)
Hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the subject of Afghanistan. December 2, 2009.
Jeff Dressler discusses likely operations in Marjeh in a post at the AEI Center for Defense Studies.
It is a strategic mistake for decision makers in Washington to buy-in to the Taliban’s propaganda efforts.
This paper is an analysis of the policy implications of President Karzai’s second inaugural address.