Sohail Abdul Nasir

Sohail Abdul Nasir is an Islamabad-based journalist. He writes on foreign policy matters, regional security issues and the war on terrorism.

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Articles by Sohail Abdul Nasir

Pakistan Holds Secret Talks with Local Taliban

The Pakistani government is frantically attempting to prolong the relatively calm situation in South Waziristan and to reach reconciliation with militants in North Waziristan. In order to attain this objective

Insurgents Switch Tactics in Waziristan

After two years of confronting a low level insurgency, North Waziristan is now suffering from lethal suicide attacks directed at government security forces. The use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)

Taliban Setup Office in South Waziristan

In South Waziristan, members of the local Taliban have been allowed to establish an office in Wana in an effort to restore law and order to the area (Daily Times,

Al-Qaeda’s Clandestine Courier Service

The recent release of audio and videotapes from Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri call attention to al-Qaeda's couriers and how they transport tapes to major media outlets (al-Jazeera, January