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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Ahmed Rashid
German prosecutors last week charged an Afghani man with recruiting for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan — a case that underscores how the Central Asian radical group has become an international jihadist movement with links to the Taliban and al Qaeda.
The Afghan government needs to see Pakistan make "tangible progress" on pledges to use its influence to help end the Taliban insurgency, a foreign ministry spokesman said Sunday.
Saying she's "eager to open a window on the world," ABC's Christiane Amanpour has joined the company of Sunday political talk hosts.
The Afghan president is very concerned about issues regarding sovereignty, said Ahmed Rashid, a prominent Pakistani journalist and author.
"He is very hurt, for example, that the Taliban call him a puppet of the Americans," Mr. Rashid told an audience at the Brookings Institution.