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The Other Bomb: Pakistan's Dangerous Nuclear Strategy

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 02.07.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

In recent years, the concern over nuclear proliferation has centered on Iran's ongoing effort to develop a nuclear weapons capability. Pakistan's nucl...

Will Modi's Visit to Pakistan Make a Difference?

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 12.31.2015 | World
Raza Habib Raja

India's Prime Minister Nirendra Modi surprised everyone by suddenly landing in Lahore to visit his Pakistani counterpart, Mian Nawaz Sharif. The visit due to its suddenness and departure from the normal diplomatic protocols is definitely in the news and has led to intense media attention and analysis.

India's Lit Up Border Can Be Seen From Space -- But 237 Million Lack Electricity

Adil Najam | Posted 12.30.2015 | World
Adil Najam

This photograph is a nighttime panorama that shows one of the few -- possibly only -- major international borders on Earth that can be seen at night from space. Cool? No, not cool. Not at all. Here's why.

Modi's 'Birthday Diplomacy': How Will Pakistan's Sharif Reciprocate?

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 12.27.2015 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

India and Pakistan can accomplish much progress in almost every sphere of life if they take practical steps to maximize the enormous potential they have by working with each other. In spite of realizing what great results friendly relations can offer the two countries, progress has been outrageously slow in addressing the outstanding issues that have perpetuated mistrust and hostilities.

How Tolerant Minds and Calm Politics Can Stop ISIS' War of Terror From Spreading

Gopalkrishna Gandhi | Posted 11.25.2015 | World
Gopalkrishna Gandhi

SONEPAT, India -- ISIS' manslaughter in Paris has placed on Muslims across the world the agonizing task of self-definition and self-explanation. It has placed Muslims in India in the doubly agonizing predicament of fearing a local backlash for what ISIS does as part of its global agenda. I do not believe intolerance will prevail in India. The people here are not stupid. But they live in a trapezium of wildly swinging emotions. And there, belligerents want to have their macabre fun, get their bloodied thrills.

China Muscles Way Into the Indian Ocean Through Its Silk Road Link With Pakistan

Dilip Hiro | Posted 07.31.2015 | World
Dilip Hiro

LONDON -- Twice in the fall of 2014, the Chinese attacked submarines docked at Sri Lanka's newly opened, $500 million Colombo South Container Terminal, built and majority-owned by the state-run China Merchant Holdings. This ran counter to the core of Xi's speech to the Indonesian parliament in October 2014 when he presented China's nationalist project as building a "maritime Silk Road" to increase trade and cultural exchanges in the sprawling region.

How Pakistan Hurts Its People By Blaming India

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 05.15.2015 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

On Wednesday, Jundullah, a Pakistan-based affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the killing of more than forty members of the Ismaili Shia community in Karachi.

Powerful Sports Scoreboards Tally War 'Death Count' To Reduce Violence In India, Pakistan

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact

The score ticked up to India: 547,290, Pakistan: 546,228. But that tally -- displayed on scoreboards in New Delhi, India, and Karachi, Pakistan --...

Obsessed With India, Pakistan Risks Anarchy

Husain Haqqani | Posted 10.22.2014 | World
Husain Haqqani

Since independence, Pakistanis have been told that their country is a "citadel of Islam," that its destiny is to be an Islamic state and its army is "the sword of Islam." Advocates of modern, secular values, even pluralism, are denigrated as "enemies of the ideology of Pakistan." Pakistan's establishment, led by its military, also seeks parity with India, not only in the legal sense of sovereign equality between nations but in military and political terms. This ideological milieu has helped religious-political groups exercise greater influence on national discourse than is justified and led to the outgrowth of jihadi groups, one more extreme than the other.

The Call for Transnational Jihad by Arif Jamal

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 09.13.2014 | Books
Malik Siraj Akbar

Senior Pakistani journalist and former New York Times contributor Arif Jamal's latest book, Call for Transnational Jihad: Lashkar-e-Taiba (1985-2014), is an extraordinary account of the LeT's evolution and its expanding network of trusted allies across the world.

By Changing India Policy, Nawaz Sharif Can Change Pakistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 08.02.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

In May 2013, Pakistan had overwhelmingly voted for the head of the right-wing Pakistan Muslim League (P.M.L.) to become the country's prime minister for a third term, while the Indians also voted for a controversial Hindu nationalist leader.

Thoughts on India's New Prime Minister Narendra Modi

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
S. Azmat Hassan

The fact that a tea-seller's son who sold cups of tea at a railway station has become India's Prime Minister with a thumping majority, is indicative of a sea change in Indian politics.

The Continued Silencing of Torture in Kashmir

Julia Meszaros | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact
Julia Meszaros

The Indian army has tortured one out of every six people living in the occupied province of Kashmir, yet the plight of Kashmiris is largely undocumented in mainstream American media outlets.

India Accused Pakistan Of Attacking Border Posts

AP | AIJAZ HUSSAIN | Posted 10.23.2013 | World

SRINAGAR, India -- SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India on Wednesday accused Pakistani troops of firing guns and mortars on at least 50 Indian border posts ...

MUST-WATCH: Indians, Pakistanis Bond Over Vending Machines In Awesome Coke Ad

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.20.2013 | Good News

Connected by language and history, but divided by years of war and persistent conflict, India and Pakistan share a rocky, schismatic relationship that...

Pakistan Accuses India Of Deadly Cross-Border Raid

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 03.07.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan and India traded accusations Sunday of violating the cease-fire in the disputed northern region of Kashmir, with Islamabad ...

Mumbai Attack Plotter Allegedly Confirms Pakistan Involvement

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

By D. Jose THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India, June 27 (Reuters) - India said on Wednesday that a man arrested on suspicion of helping plot the...

Let Them Eat Soot!

Helen Young | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
Helen Young

Even a so-called "small" nuclear war would have huge and devastating consequences for people living nowhere near it

Panetta Defends Drone Use In Pakistan

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.06.2012 | World

NEW DELHI — Just two days after a drone strike killed al-Qaida's second-in-command, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made it clear Wednesday that ...

India-Pakistan: Zardari-Singh Meet and Beyond

Aparna Pande | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Aparna Pande

At the leadership level, it is well known that both President Zardari and Premier Singh personally desire better ties between their two countries and both have faced obstacles in their path towards this goal

Pakistani, Indian Reality Shows Hope To Bridge Gulf Between The Nations

AP | By SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 01.31.2012 | Home

ISLAMABAD -- For decades, archenemies Pakistan and India have engaged in a dangerous nuclear arms race. Now they're also competing in a more cheerful ...

Bitter Rivals See Gradual Thaw In Relations

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | World

NEW DELHI -- India and Pakistan agreed Tuesday to normalize two-way trade, signifying a gradual thaw in relations between the two bitter rivals. At t...

Indian PM Calls For New Chapter In Relations With Pakistan

AP | By KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 01.09.2012 | World

ADDU, Maldives -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday that India and rival Pakistan needed to stop wasting time trading barbs and open ...

Pakistan To Normalize Trade Relations With India

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan says it has decided to normalize trade relations with its giant rival and neighbor India. Information Minister Firdous Ash...

India-Afghanistan-Pakistan: Not a Zero Sum Game

Aparna Pande | Posted 12.21.2011 | World
Aparna Pande

Pakistan has no reason to fear close ties between India and Afghanistan, as both countries benefit from and seek a stable, democratic and prosperous Pakistan. In trying to prevent India and Afghanistan from building close ties, Pakistan may end up being left behind.