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Pakistan Needs A New Ambassador In Washington

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Anger toward Pakistan is consistently increasing in Washington, particularly in Congress, as more new voices are speaking up against Islamabad’s dou...

Declare War On America's Enemies, Not The Rest Of The World

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Congress should approve future military action only when Washington has no alternative course to protect America--its territory, people, or constitutional liberties.

Pakistan's General Raheel Sharif Goes to Washington: Deja Vu All Over Again

Michael Kugelman | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Michael Kugelman

Imagine you're the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, and you've been tasked to draft a cable to prepare American officials in Washington for the visit of General Raheel Sharif, the Pakistani army chief who has arrived in town for a five-day trip.

Pakistan's Army Chief Is in Washington -- Embarrassing His Prime Minister

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

This trip once again highlights the army's brazenly tight grip on the country's democratic government, specifically its foreign policy.

U.S. Should Stop Reinforcing Pakistan's Delusions

Aparna Pande | Posted 09.01.2016 | World
Aparna Pande

American and Pakistani officials have discussed the elimination of terrorist safe havens in Pakistan for at least the last two decades. Why, then, has the United States failed to secure Pakistan's acquiescence to its demands?

Mullah Omar's Death Breaks the Back of the Taliban

Mohammad Taqi | Posted 07.31.2016 | World
Mohammad Taqi

The height of the Pakistani state's chutzpah is that it does not only harbor these terrorists for decades and unleash them on the neighbors and the world, but also that it wants to be given credit and a thank you note even when America or Allah takes them out. The fundamental question about Mullah Omar's death in Karachi is who in Pakistan knew about his presence there, when did they know it and what, if anything at all, did they do about it.

Rumors Swirl Over Death Of Haqqani Network Leader

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.31.2015 | World

WANA/PESHAWAR, Pakistan July 31 (Reuters) - Family members on Friday denied reports of the death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the fearsome Haqqan...

Top Militant Leaders Arrested In Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

By Mirwais Harooni KABUL, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Afghan forces have arrested the son of the feared Haqqani network's founder along with a ...

As America Fights Terror, it Loses More Than it Gains

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

As the United States ramps up its 'no boots on the ground' war against jihadists in Iraq and Syria, the stream of threats emanating from the region appear to grow ever wider and deeper.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Just Told Us How to Close Gitmo (But Obama Won't Do It)

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

One way or another, the United States owes its service members the ride home. They may face military court, or simply return to their lives, but leaving anyone behind is not right. But questions over Bergdahl's motivations and actions are not what embarrasses Obama.

Pakistan's Generals Leery of Modi's Rise in India

Michael Hughes | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Michael Hughes

Although Pakistan's political leaders have expressed optimistic sentiments with respect to the election of the right-wing Narendra Modi as prime minister of India, let us not forget that the country's true center of power does not lie in Islamabad -- it resides in the cantonments of Rawalpindi.

A Fresh Start For U.S.-Pakistani Relations?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 12.23.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

As President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meet in Washington today, American officials have struck a positive tone ahead of their talks.

A Deadly Artillery Duel in Eastern Afghanistan

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

The war in Afghanistan is winding down, yet the enemy is as determined as ever to inflict mass casualties on U.S. troops.

What Pakistan's Elections Will Not Deliver

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 06.18.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

For an unstable and fragile country like Pakistan, next month's general elections are important. But they will not necessarily resolve many of the country's outstanding problems.

The Haqqani Network: The Background

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 11.13.2012 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

The network of Jalaludin Haqqani was "a leading recipient of CIA money" during the Afghan mujahidin struggle against the Soviet Union. While this was basically the case, a few clarifications are in order.

NYTimes: U.S. To Designate Haqqani Network As Terrorist Group

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) - The United States is preparing to designate the Pakistan-based Haqqani network as a terrorist group as early as Frida...

White House Backs Blacklisting Militant Organization

The New York Times | ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 09.07.2012 | World

The Obama administration has decided to blacklist as a terrorist organization the Haqqani network, the militant organization responsible for some of t...

Drone Strike May Have Killed Major Target

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2012 | World

By Michael Georgy ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug 25 (Reuters) - A CIA drone strike in Pakistan may have killed the operational commander of ...

New York Times: 'All the Fear That Fits, We Print'

Ira Chernus | Posted 10.02.2012 | Media
Ira Chernus

"The Gray Lady" ended the month with two lurid lead stories in a row, stoking fear in vivid technicolor.

Why the US-Pakistan Supply Deal Won't Close Terrorist Safe Havens

Ehsan Azari Stanizai | Posted 09.09.2012 | World
Ehsan Azari Stanizai

Pakistan's use of religious extremism as a policy tool is the Gordian knot that the West needs to cut if it really wants to succeed in Afghanistan before it is too late.

U.S. Drone Strike Kills 10 In Pakistan

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

By Haji Mujtaba MIRANSHAH, Pakistan, May 24 (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike on suspected Islamist militants in northwest Pakistan kill...

Diplomatic Talks End In Failure Over Airstrike Apology

The New York Times | Posted 04.28.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The latest high-level talks on ending a diplomatic deadlock between the United States and Pakistan ended in failure on Friday ...

Who Is Fighting In Afghanistan?

1 | Posted 04.20.2012 | World

As Afghanistan and the United States discuss conditions for a strategic partnership, HuffPost World looks at the different troops and fighters in the ...

Secret U.S. Cable Warned About Pakistani Havens

The Washington Post | Posted 02.24.2012 | World

The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan sent a top-secret cable to Washington last month warning that the persistence of enemy havens in Pakistan was placi...

Tenuous Ties on 'AfPak' Frontier

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 01.31.2012 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

A NATO air attack that killed at least twenty-four Pakistani soldiers along the Afghan border has further damaged a U.S.-Pakistan relationship that has lurched from crisis to crisis this year.