Wednesday, May 06, 2009

NPR: Afghanistan-Pakistan Talks Highlight Complex Ties

Today President Obama is meeting with the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan, highlighting the importance of dialog in promoting common security interests. This NPR story describes some of the complex political geography that will be discussed. In one of the related stories (see links at the bottom of the page), Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke describes the lack of contact between important officials in the two countries.

For more information about current conflict in the Swat Valley of Pakistan, see BBC's Swat exodus as ceasefire crumbles.

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