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America’s Greatest Threat: The Haqqani

This week, Christiane Amanpour looks deeper into the Haqqani terror network, an organization that some experts say is the "glue" that binds the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. While the Taliban and Al-Qaeda have dominated the headlines over the last ten years, the Haqqani's have become a politically influential and dangerous presence within Pakistan and on the border of Afghanistan

They are a family run organization that operates like the mafia. Lead by Jalauddin Haqqani, they control the border region of North Waziristan, between Afghanistan and Pakistan and are thought to have deep influence with the Pakistani intelligence agency, ISI. Well funded with deep fundraising ties within the United Arab Emirates, they have the resources to maintain influence and carry out terror attacks. Their trademark is the use of suicide bombing; their most recent attack in Kabul killed 13 Americans.

Christiane sits down with Vali Nasr, who is a Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a member of the State Department's Foreign Affairs Policy Board, to discuss the Haqqani's.

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