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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.

One Year of the Zardari Presidency

Farahnaz Ispahani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Farahnaz Ispahani

A year after the election of Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan's march toward democracy continues, and the decision to elect President Zardari is proving to have been the correct one.

Minus One, Two or Three: Pakistani Politics Is Business Unusual

Hisham Wyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hisham Wyne

Given that a concentrated campaign is underway to ensure that due democratic process is freed from future army interference and Pakistan is stabilized in the face of persistent existentialist threats, decapitating the political system by removing party heads is not smart.

Zardari Bans Jokes Ridiculing Him, Gets Ridiculed

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Under Pakistan's new Cyber Crimes Act, anyone who sends an insult or joke "slander[s] the political leadership of the country" through text, email, bl...

Sharif Acquitted: Pakistani Court Dismisses 1999 Hijacking Charge, Lifts Ban Against Running For Office

AP | RASOOL DAWAR and MUNIR AHMAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MIR ALI, Pakistan — Pakistani fighter jets flattened a suspected Taliban hide-out in the northwest early Saturday, killing six associates of a t...

Pakistan Asks US To End Missile Attacks

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Officials say a suicide bomber has killed at least two soldiers in the Pakistani part of Kashmir. Two security officials said the a...

Zardari Op-Ed Asks For More US, European Support For Pakistan

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After the debacle of Vietnam, the United States could pack up and leave with minimal consequences for its genuine national interests; similarly, for t...

Pakistan Should Not Allow Its Soil For Terrorism Against India: Manmohan Singh

The Times of India | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Islamabad on Wednesday said that Manmohan Singh's remarks that Pakistan should not allow its soil for terrorism against India were unacceptable.

Pakistani Swat Anti-Taliban Offensive Near End, Pak Media Reports

Rani Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rani Singh

Pakistani media outlets are reporting that the anti-Taliban counter-offensive launched by the Pakistani army is largely over.

Pakistan Offers Bounty For Swat Leaders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan has offered a cash reward of tens of thousands of dollars for the arrest of Maulana Fazlullah, the Islamic religious leader said to be behind...

Pakistani Clerics Support Government Anti-Taliban Offensive

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistani religious leaders and scholars Tuesday issued a strong denunciation of the tactics of Taliban militants, providing what could be major boost...

Pakistanis Debate Their Future On Facebook

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sanjeev Bery

As the Pakistani military rains fire down upon villagers and Taliban alike, Pakistanis and members of the diaspora are engaged in numerous online debates about the future of their country.

Pakistani President Zardari: Nukes Are Safe

AP | PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Pakistan's president on Wednesday brushed aside warnings that country's nuclear arsenal was in jeopardy because of mounting instability...

Taliban, Swat Outlook 'Pretty Bleak' For Pakistani Army

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's fight against the Taliban has a limited chance of success because of the army's inexperience and its refusal to accept help from the west, ...

Pakistani President Zardari Absence Drawing Fire

FT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The absence of Pakistan's president Asif Ali Zardari from his country at a time when military operations against the Taliban have triggered the bigges...

Time to Call Off the Predators?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hoyt Hilsman

No single issue that has fueled the flames of anti-Americanism in Pakistan more than the bombings of their country by our Predator drones.

Zardari Asked About Osama Bin Laden's Whereabouts: "You Tell Me" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

David Gregory joined the crew of MSNBC's Morning Joe and Peggy Noonan Friday morning to give a sneak peak of this Sunday's Meet The Press, which will ...

After US Strikes, Afghans Describe "Tractor Trailers Full of Pieces of Human Bodies"

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

As rage spreads in Afghanistan after US bombing that killed up to 130 people, unnamed Pentagon officials are spinning another cover-up. Defiant Obama moves ahead with troop increase.

LIVE VIDEO: Obama Statement On Zardari, Karzai Meeting

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama will meet with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Afghani President Hamid Karzai Wednesday. Zardari will be pushed to take a st...

Surge in Pakistan Violence: U.S. Central Command Warns Patrick Cronin to Stay Home

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

U.S. intelligence fears an uptick in suicide bombings over the next week directly targeting hotels and high population centers where foreigners populate. The fact is that it easier today to visit Baghdad than Pakistan.

The Perils of Predator Drones in Pakistan

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

As President Obama prepares to meet with Pakistani President Asif Zardari and Afghan President Hamid Karzai tomorrow, the question becomes what the U.S. can do to prevent all-out war in Pakistan.

Obama's Crisis Management: Of Flu and AfPak

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

After plenty of preliminary work by his top aides, and behind-the-scenes preparation by himself Obama is about to bring the question of Afghanistan and Pakistan back to center stage.

Obama, Pakistan, Afghanistan Leaders To Meet

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama will meet Wednesday with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistan President Asif...

Osama Bin Laden Believed Dead By Pak Intel: Zardari

AP | NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's president said Monday his intelligence agencies believe Osama bin Laden may be dead, but he added there is no proof. Othe...

Gordon Brown 'Snubbed' By Pakistan President Zardari

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gordon Brown received an apparent snub today as he arrived in Pakistan for talks with President Zardari only to be told that he was not available to a...