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Hakimullah Mehsud

Taliban, Drohnen und Pakistans Staatskrise

Thomas Ruttig

Neues Deutschland (Berlin), 11 November 2013 Read the article by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on the killing, by a US drone, of Pakistani Taleban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, his succession by the “Radio Mullah” and implication for attempts to talk peace with both the Taleban of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Conclusion: President Obama’s anti-terrorism policy contradicts Pakistani Prime […]

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Neuer Talibanchef in Pakistan: Rache statt Friedensverhandlungen

Thomas Ruttig

Tageszeitung (Berlin), 9 November 2013 Read a portrait of the new Pakistani Taleban leader Mulla Fazlullah by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German). Referring to media reports that Fazullah has announced that his organisation, as revenge for the killing of his predecessor Hakimullah Mehsud, will launch an offensive against Pakistai installations and politicians, Thomas concludes that this […]

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Fazlullah has Mulla Omar’s backing


The News International (Pakistan), 8 November 2013 Although the "news" in the headline is not detailed and based on anonymous, somewhat dubious sources, the rest of the article is highly interesting because it details the inner strcutures and dealings of the Pakistani Taleban, in he light of the killing – through a drone attack – of […]

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Pakistan: Der ferngesteuerte Krisenstaat

AAN Team

Wochenzeitung (Zurich), 7 November 2013 A guest article (in German) by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, looking at the implications of the killing, by a drone attack, of Pakistani Taleban Hakimullah Mehsud, on Pakistan’s internal situation in which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif desperately needs internal stability if he wants to tackle the complex socio-economic and institutional crises […]

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When and Why to Catch a TTP Leader: Faqir Muhammad’s Arrest

Fabrizio Foschini

The capture last week of a prominent Pakistani militant in the Afghan province of Nangrahar by Afghan police and intelligence has made a sensation in both countries, being widely interpreted as a positive step for diplomatic relations and cooperation. But it also led to controversial commentaries by some observers. The presence inside Afghanistan of Pakistani […]

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