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Losing the narrative

Drones are not a universal panacea to terrorism issues. But they can be effective – especially as part of a holistic campaign to undermine and displace violent extremist groups.


The unique geopolitics of Pakistan

The infiltration of terrorists in northwest Pakistan may have roots in the history of Waziristan’s colonization and self-rule.


In Pakistan and Afghanistan, what does 30 dead really mean?

In Afghanistan and Pakistan, militants are killed or arrested in groups of 30 with bizarre frequency. Joshua Foust suspects it’s just shorthand for “we think we got a few bad guys.”

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