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What Happened to Pakistan's Super-Spy?

A video received by Flashpoint Global Partners in July 2010 showed Colonel Sultan Amir Tarar reading a message at the behest of his Pakistani Taliban captors. (http://www.flashpoint-intel.com/)
Policy

A mentor to the Afghan Taliban falls victim to a new generation of extremists.

Photo of the Day: Getting His Goat, Afghan-Style

Lifestyle

Afghan horsemen compete in the traditional game of Buzkashi, the national sport of Afghanistan which means "goat grabbing."

Photo of the Day: A Photo-Op for a Young Afghan

Policy

An Afghan child stands near US soldiers from Alpha Troop 1-75 Cavalry 2nd Brigade 101st Airborne Division leaving the Siah Choy village during a foot patrol in Zari district of Kandahar province on December 21, 2010.

Photo of the Day: The Tenth Day of Sorrow

Multimedia

Afghan Shi'ite Muslim men flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Kabul on December 12, 2010.

Asia Society Pays Tribute to Richard Holbrooke After Surgery

Amb. Richard Holbrooke at the State Department in Washington, DC, on Aug. 9, 2010. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Policy

Amb. Richard Holbrooke was in critical condition in a Washington hospital after surgery for a torn aorta.

Photo of the Day: US Military Keeps Up With Celebrity News

Multimedia

Military get some quiet time reading while waiting for computers at the United Service members Organization (USO) lounge at Kandahar Air Field (KAF) December 9, 2010 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Prospects Dim for Iran Nuclear Talks

A member of the Iranian opposition wearing a mask reading
Policy

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio offers a way to gain traction on engagement with Iran.

Photo of the Day: Ecstatic Troops Greet Obama

Multimedia

US President Barack Obama (C) shakes hands with troops after addressing them at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan December 3, 2010 during a surprise visit for the holidays.

Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage at Risk - Again

Members of a French archaeological team walk on top of a giant 4th century Buddhist stupa cut into a mountain in Samangan province, Afghanistan, in 2006. A similar historic site to the south and east in Mes Aynak is now at risk from a copper mine. (John Moore/Getty Images)
Policy A planned copper mine evokes the Taliban's destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas.

New US Blueprint for Afghanistan

Newly arrived US Marines get a tour of outposts in their area of operation above Forward Operating Base Zeebrugge on October 6, 2010 in Kajaki, Afghanistan. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Policy If media reports (or leaks) are to be believed, then the Obama administration is all set to tweak its policy towards Afghanistan and unveil a plan to end U.S. combat operations by 2014.