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The Crude Exuberance of Pakistani Talk Shows

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

The Pakistani talk shows, though exuberant, are for the most part crude, unruly, and uneducated, potentially as detrimental to the dissemination of quality ideas as are the savvy but highly filtered talk shows in the U.S. corporatist media.

Afghanistan: Time To End This War

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

There must be an Afghan political solution. The U.S. must assist the Afghans in stabilization the country instead of turning it into a martial state.

The Women Behind 'Peace Unveiled'

Kavita N. Ramdas | Posted 01.02.2012 | Women
Kavita N. Ramdas

"Where after all do human rights begin?" asked Eleanor Roosevelt many years ago. "In small places, close to home, so small you cannot see them on a map."

A Game Changer for Afghanistan

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Afghans do not have to choose between the lesser of two evils -- Karzai or the Taliban -- because there is another path to peace and national reconciliation.

Too early for an Afghan amnesty?

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

The Afghan 'peace jirga' is under way - but reconciliation will be difficult when support for the insurgency is still so strong "They don't want peac...

Taliban Attacks Afghanistan Peace Conference: Jirga Hit By Suicide Attack

AP | KATHY GANNON and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The thump of rockets and the rattle of gunfire punctuated President Hamid Karzai's speech opening a national conference Wed...

Afghans Not 'Very Hopeful' for Kabul Peace Jirga

Abdulhadi Hairan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abdulhadi Hairan

Both insurgent groups -- the Taliban and Hizb-e-Islami -- as well as Karzai's challenger in the last presidential election, Abdullah Abdullah, have explicitly said that they won't participate.