NWFP/FATA map. Red agencies are openly controlled by the Taliban; yellow are under threat. Click map to view.
Musharraf appeases the Taliban
I’ve published an article at The Weekly Standard magazine on the continuing decline of northwestern Pakistan and the Taliban and al Qaeda’s dominance in the region. The Bajaur accord, the Talibanization of the Northwest Frontier Province, the increased fighting in Afghanistan, the recent fighting in South Waziristan between al Qaeda supporting Taliban and Taliban supported Uzbeks, Pakistan’s attempts to promote the Waziristan Accord as a success, and Hamid Gul’s role in the events are covered.