Good Taliban, Bad Taliban? Pakistani commander’s killing exposes blurry lines

Analysts say the US drone killing of a ‘Good Taliban’ commander in Pakistan could unleash new violence by anti-government insurgents – or undo peace talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Pakistani Taliban commander Maulvi Nazir speaks during a news conference in Wana, the main town of the South Waziristan region bordering Afghanistan in this April […]

Why Pakistan’s release of Taliban might help peace

Pakistan agreed today to release some Taliban leaders from prison, saying the decision was taken ‘to support the peace and reconciliation process.’ In this photo, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik (r.) meets with Salahuddin Rabbani, head of Afghanistan High Peace Council in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Nov. 14. Pakistan freed at least seven Taliban prisoners on […]