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Tremors from 'AfPak' Border

Author: Deborah Jerome

Heightened cross-border tensions and militant activity underscore the possible risks to the region as the United States prepares for its phased troop pullout from Afghanistan.

See more in Terrorism; Pakistan; Afghanistan

Will the ICC Help Defeat Qaddafi?

Author: Deborah Jerome

The International Criminal Court's warrants for the arrest of Libya's Qaddafi stir debate about whether they will facilitate or hinder his demise and about the effectiveness of the ICC itself.

See more in Libya; Courts and Tribunals

U.S.-Pakistan Ties: Uneasy and Essential

Author: Deborah Jerome

U.S.-Pakistan ties are increasingly frayed following a string of high-profile counterterrorism incidents, but experts say U.S. aid to Pakistan should continue and that the security relationship remains vital.

See more in Terrorism; Pakistan