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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.

Strengthening U.S.-India Cooperation

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.27.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

A powerful and influential India is in U.S. national interests, and the two countries should collaborate more closely on all major global issues, says Robert D. Blackwill, co-chair of a new joint study report by the Council on Foreign Relations and Aspen Institute India.

India Arrests Three In Kashmir In Connection To Court Blast

AP | AIJAZ HUSSAIN | Posted 11.15.2011 | World

SRINAGAR, India — Investigators arrested three people, including two teenagers, in India's portion of Kashmir on conspiracy charges in connectio...

A New Chapter for U.S.-Pakistan Relations?

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.06.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Pakistan's arrest of three men it identified as senior operatives of terrorist organization al-Qaeda is being touted as a sign of renewed cooperation between Washington and Islamabad after months of tense relations.

Pakistan-India: Still Seeking Parity

Aparna Pande | Posted 09.27.2011 | World
Aparna Pande

Even today, Pakistan's foreign policy seems to be dominated by its historic refusal to accept India as being bigger or more powerful.

India, Pakistan Relations Are Entering New Era: Foreign Ministers

AP | By KATY DAIGLE | Posted 09.26.2011 | World

NEW DELHI -- The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan spoke of entering a new era in relations between their nuclear-armed nations, after meeting W...

Clinton Heading To India One Week After Mumbai Explosions

Posted 09.17.2011 | World

(Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hopes to cement gains in ties with emerging global power India when she flies to New Delhi on Monda...

A Double Game in Pakistan? More Like Double Shame

Rob Asghar | Posted 08.03.2011 | World
Rob Asghar

In a nation of 180 million people, only two million Pakistanis pay taxes. This may at first glance seem a tragic consequence of poverty, but bear in mind that roughly 30 percent of Pakistanis live in poverty, not 99 percent.

India, Pakistan Agree To First Peace Talks Since Terror Attack

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — India and Pakistan announced Thursday they would resume wide-ranging peace talks that were frozen after the 2008 terrorist attacks i...