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Why South Asia Is the Next Tinderbox

Sunil Sharan | Posted 12.28.2013 | Home
Sunil Sharan

The Middle East is mired in sectarian strife, but with the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan next year, a bigger tinderbox awaits in South Asia.

To Stabilize Afghanistan, Retain Pakistan's Army Chief

Sunil Sharan | Posted 11.26.2013 | Home
Sunil Sharan

The end game in Afghanistan becomes increasingly tortuous, so the world waits with bated breath on who is going to be Pakistan's next army chief.

When Will Singh Come?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.13.2013 | Home
Sunil Sharan

No Indian prime minister or president has visited Pakistan since 1998. In contrast, top Pakistani leaders have visited India five times since. What will it take to get India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh, to cross the border?

Pakistan Democracy: Not on the Brink Yet

Saad Khan | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Saad Khan

There has been much speculation about the future of democracy in Pakistan these days. Prophets of gloom are seeing generals at the ready. Optimists are hoping for a reconciliation. Reality lies between the two extremes.

The Plot Thickens in Pakistan

Saad Khan | Posted 02.22.2012 | Home
Saad Khan

Pakistanis hate these presidential antics. They do not want military rule either.

Presidential Circus in Pakistan Must End

Saad Khan | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home
Saad Khan

It is common Pakistanis who have suffered at the hands of their leaders -- both civil and military. While they have no say over the latter, they can still show the door to Zardari and his cronies

Closing the Gap Between the United States and Pakistan

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home
Rizwan Ladha

Obama's announcement to negotiate with the Haqqani network continues its sensible policy of engaging Pakistan to combat terrorism and rebuild Afghanistan. But the Pakistanis do not see things quite the same way.

An Insecure and Reluctant Partner

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 08.27.2011 | Home
Rizwan Ladha

As the Obama administration prepares to shift responsibility for Afghanistan's security and governance to the Afghan people, it must keep in mind the security concerns of its reluctant ally in Islamabad.

U.S. & Pakistan: And They Had Such Hopes!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.16.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Dear Pakistan: I never thought I'd be writing you a letter like this, but I have to face the facts. This isn't working out.

Pakistan's Army Chief Fights To Keep His Job

The New York Times | JANE PERLEZ | Posted 08.15.2011 | Home

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's army chief, the most powerful man in the country, is fighting to save his position in the face of seething anger fro...

A Month After Osama, Pakistan Faces the Heat

Saad Khan | Posted 08.02.2011 | Home
Saad Khan

The bald-faced attack on the oldest airbase in South Asia -- Lawrence of Arabia worked there as an engine clerk in mid-1920s -- reinforces the global concerns about the security of Pakistani nuclear assets.

Most Popular Drink in Abbottabad

Sunil Adam | Posted 07.09.2011 | Comedy
Sunil Adam


U.S. silence on Kashmir emboldens India's nationalists, empowers Taliban

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Hughes

As ghastly as it was for an Indian diplomat to lexically collate the words Tibet and Kashmir within the same sentence, even more surprising was the di...

President Obama to General Kayani: Can You Hear Me Now?

Aparna Pande | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Aparna Pande

In the context of rumors about an impending military coup in Pakistan, Obama's unannounced meeting with the Pakistani delegation emphasizing American support for the present civilian government might be a game-changer.

Balkanizing Pakistan: A Collective National Security Strategy

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Hughes

Balkanization does seem like an extreme step at first blush, and perhaps Pakistan should be given another chance. Yet, after considering Pakistan's historic and current relationship with Al Qaeda -- it becomes much easier to justify.

Civilian Casualties Ignored in Pakistan

Chris Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Rogers

In Pakistan, there are no official figures on civilian casualties, and very little is known about how fighting between government forces and Taliban militants harm civilians. All available indications are that civilian casualties are significant.

Taliban Down, but Not Out

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Saad Khan

The recent arrests of the Taliban bigwigs in Pakistan have failed to impact the strategy of Mullah Omar. He has appointed new deputies to carry out the jihad against the Americans -- and Pakistanis.

Pakistanis Debate Their Future On Facebook

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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.

Pak Army, Opposition Gun For Asif Ali Zardari | Parrull / CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

New Delhi: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is facing one crisis after another. Reports on Monday claimed Zardari has been given an ultimatum by ...