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Asif Ali Zardari

As Pakistan Drowns, the Establishment's Business as Usual

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

When you turn on Pakistani television, or hear the edicts of the politicized Supreme Court, or the anti-government, anti-American rantings of the right-wing political opposition, one hears nothing of relevance to the lives of average Pakistanis

But the Air Base Is Safe, Right?

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allison Kilkenny

Ineptitude and corruption in Pakistan don't really concern U.S. officials. What concerns them is that Zardari cannot bring stability to a region that is the newest playground for the U.S.'s ever-evolving War on Terror.

Obama: 'We Need To Make Clear To People That The Cancer Is In Pakistan'

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama dispatched his national security adviser, retired Marine Gen. James L. Jones, and CIA Director Leon Panetta to Pakistan for a series o...

Ayman Al-Zawahri, Al Qaeda Official, Slams Pakistan Relief Effort

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO (AP) - Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader has made a thinly veiled call on Pakistanis to rise up against their government over what he said was the "failur...

Did Pakistan's President Zardari Buy Record Breaking £140 Million London Apartment?

Beenish Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beenish Ahmed

Zardari has been criticized for embarking on a European "joyride" as flood waters swelled across Pakistan and the fact that he was in London around the time of the sale may be evidence enough for malcontents.

US Strategic Opportunity in Pakistan Flooding Relief

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Now that we are spending monthly figures in Afghanistan that surpass $100 billion per year, it seems to me that a well-managed $1 billion investment in Pakistan would do much to improve the region's political environment.

Pakistan's Floods Threaten to Wash Out U.S. War Plans

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

The monsoon floods ravaging Pakistan could not have come at a worse time for Washington. The U.S.-led war in Afghanistan is at best stalemated as Taliban and its allies gain strength.

Pakistan Flood Victims Deserve Better

Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Sarro

Pakistan is a moral test case for the world -- do we believe that all people forced out of their homes because of conflict or natural disaster have the same rights no matter where they are from, or don't we?

Calling Pakistan's Floods 'Zardari's Katrina' is an Insult to George W. Bush

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Bush's Katrina gaffes simply resulted in a Democratic seizure of power, whereas the political fallout from the Zardari administration's incompetence will have far-reaching consequences.

Time to Win Hearts in the Deluged Pakistan

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Perhaps this is the time for the Americans to interact with the troubled and grief stricken Pakistanis. There is a fear that the Pashtuns will turn to the Taliban if help does not arrive swiftly.

Protester Throws Shoe At Pakistan President Zardari During UK Visit

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BIRMINGHAM, England — Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari wrapped up his to Britain by addressing a political rally Saturday, facing criticism and ...

Shunned, Will He Bolt?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Sharan

What was supposed to be a breakthrough meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan last month degenerated into a public rebuke of Indi...

Yet Another Blind Spot in the Afpak Analysis?

Saskia Sassen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saskia Sassen

Pakistan's ranking as one of the worst failed states robs the country's often courageous civil society struggles from international support and visibility precisely when they need it most.

Pakistan's aim is to control Afghanistan for its own survival

Ehsan Azari Stanizai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ehsan Azari Stanizai

The US has always overlooked Pakistan's underhanded way of milking US money and seeking a foothold in Afghanistan.

Blistering UN Report Blames Musharraf Government for Not Protecting Bhutto

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

A scathing UN report blames the military government of then-President Pervez Musharraf for failing to protect former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

Pakistani President Gives Up Some Power, Voluntarily

Mahawish Rezvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mahawish Rezvi

President Zardari has been accused of abusing the powers granted him by the constitution. Thus, giving them up is a political move, a last ditch effort to hang onto office after 18 months of political mishaps.

Truth Is the Greatest Revenge

Duane Baughman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Duane Baughman

Immediately after Benazir Bhutto's murder, we began a documentary on the Bhuttos and their inextricable link to Pakistan. The resulting film is a painstaking and methodological examination of "the most dangerous place on earth".

Obama's Big New AfPak Problems

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

A revolution in Kyrgyzstan, with all the other headaches surrounding his AfPak strategy, was approximately the last thing Barack Obama needed.

The Greatest Moment in Pakistani Democracy

Mohsin Kamal Awan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mohsin Kamal Awan

This week may very well be remembered in Pakistan as the greatest point in the restoration of democracy in its 63 year history.

No, Pakistan Doesn't Deserve -- and Will Not Get -- a Nuke Deal

Faiz Lalani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faiz Lalani

Pakistan's political instability, its military's enmeshment with the country's politics and civilian institutions, and its record of nuclear proliferation should disqualify it from receiving U.S. nuclear assistance.

Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan President, Screams 'Shut Up' And Has It Scrubbed From 'Net

The World Newser | Posted 05.25.2011 | World


American Anomalies: Just How Insane Is Our Foreign Policy?

Jerry Kroth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jerry Kroth

There's a certain nuttiness to our foreign policy that is largely ignored in polite conversation. For example, why do we give billions of dollars to a man who sacrifices a black goat daily "to ward off the evil eye"?

Pakistan's Success Against Taliban May Influence Obama's Afghan Troop Decision

New York Times | SABRINA TAVERNISE and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Success in this region, in the remote mountains near the Afghan border, could have a direct bearing on how many more American troops are ultimately se...

Obama's Surge: The Real Reason

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

It's not because of bin Laden, al-Qaeda, or the Taliban. The real reason behing the surge is Pakistan, a failed state with nuclear warheads.

Mr. 10%: Our Man in Islamabad

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Asif Ali Zardari became Pakistan's president thanks to political and financial support from the U.S. and Britain; in exchange, he's facilitated the U.S. war in Afghanistan. That deal is falling apart fast.