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Bin Laden: Obama's Pakistan Support Inflamed Hatred Toward The U.S.

AP | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Osama bin Laden threatened Americans in a new audio recording aired Wednesday, saying President Barack Obama inflamed hatred toward the ...

Battleground Lahore: Taliban in the City

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The insurgents that the Pakistani and U.S. forces are battling are various fronts of poor, largely uneducated men doing what their ancestors have done for centuries: defending the Pashtun way.

Taliban, Swat Outlook 'Pretty Bleak' For Pakistani Army

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's fight against the Taliban has a limited chance of success because of the army's inexperience and its refusal to accept help from the west, ...

Obama's Fine Line in AfPak and Iraq

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

Too much or too little US involvement could spell disaster for Obama's approach in countries ridden by internal conflict.

Secretary Doomsday and the Empathy Gap

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Engelhardt

If Obama suspended the Bush-era drone war, it would represent a start down a different path, one not already strewn with the skeletons of failed policies.

Obama Pakistan Strategy Must Be Different From Afghanistan: Analysis

True Slant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Is the White House right to support the Pakistani army's fight against militias on the Afghan border? Or should President Obama encourage fewer helico...

Pakistan Attacks Taliban Militants Ahead Of Washington Talks

AP | ZARAR KHAN and CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TAKHT BAI, Pakistan — Pakistan launched air and ground attacks against up to 7,000 Taliban militants entrenched in a northwestern valley Wednesd...

Obama Vows To "Make Every Effort To Avoid Civilian Casualties"

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Flanked by the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan, President Barack Obama expressed deep U.S. regret Wednesday for civilian casual...

LIVE VIDEO: Obama Statement On Zardari, Karzai Meeting

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama will meet with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Afghani President Hamid Karzai Wednesday. Zardari will be pushed to take a st...

Pakistan May Overshadow Afghanistan In Washington Talks

McClatchy | Warren P. Strobel and Margaret Talev | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- With nuclear-armed Pakistan increasingly threatened by Islamist militants, President Barack Obama will urge the country's leader on Wedn...

US Pakistan Policy: Drone Attacks Being Reconsidered

Telegraph | Alex Spillius in Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration is considering suspending drone attacks against al-Qaeda and Taliban militants inside Pakistan because it fears they are unde...

Washington Has Created A Myth Of 'Talibanistan': Pepe Escobar

Asia Times Online | Pepe Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Apocalypse Now. Run for cover. The turbans are coming. This is the state of Pakistan today, according to the current hysteria disseminated by the Bara...

Need Another 100 Days To Grade Obama's Foreign Policy

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lionel Beehner

Obama has had a remarkably productive first 100 days on the foreign policy front. It's hard not to like what I see. But let me try.

Kerry: Obama Pakistan Plan 'Not A Real Strategy'

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just back from a visit to Pakistan, Sen. John Kerry says the Obama administration's plan for that volatile country, rolled out last month with great f...

Sharif Criticizes Obama's Regional Strategy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nawaz Sharif, the Pakistani opposition leader and former prime minister, on Wednesday criticised the new US strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, tel...

Afghan War Rationale Questioned By Some Key Strategists: Analysis

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Mar 28 (IPS) - The argument for deeper U.S. military commitment to the Afghan War invoked by President Barack Obama in his first major p...

Pakistan Mosque Packed With Worshippers Attacked By Suicide Bomber, At Least 48 Killed (PHOTOS)

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A suicide bomber demolished a mosque packed with hundreds of worshippers attending Friday prayers near the Afghan border, killing...

White House Not Ruling Out Troops In Pakistan

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama has just laid out his new war strategy. And he's made it clear that the fight is both in Afghanistan and Pakistan. So I asked Dennis M...

Sam Stein

Karzai "Extremely Gratified" By Obama's Afghan Policy | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Afghan President Hamid Karzai was "extremely gratified" with Barack Obama's speech and approach to the war in Afghanistan, the president's chief diplo...

Sharif Eyed By U.S. As Partner In Pakistan | JANE PERLEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan -- The opposition leader, Nawaz Sharif, sealed his place as the most popular politician in Pakistan this month when he defied his hou...

Taliban: Obama's Outreach Efforts 'Illogical'

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghanistan's Taliban on Tuesday turned down as illogical US president Barack Obama's bid to reach out to moderate elements of the insurgents, saying ...

The Pakistani Monster

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wajahat Ali

The tempestuous relationship between the United States and Pakistan is akin to a sordid soap opera featuring a fickle, selfish lover and her unpredictable mistress prone to volatile tantrums.

Pakistan Lends Support For US Military Strikes | MATTHEW ROSENBERG in Islamabad, and SIOBHAN GORMAN and JAY SOLOMON in Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's leaders have publicly denounced U.S. missile strikes as an attack on the country's sovereignty, but privately Pakistani military and intell...

Pakistan Hails Holbrooke's Visit A "New Beginning" In Pak-US Ties

AP | BY CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan told an envoy dispatched by President Barack Obama that it wants to be included in talks on any changes in U.S. efforts to ...

Piotr Stanczak, Polish Engineer, Beheaded In Pakistan

AP | VANESSA GERA and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WARSAW, Poland — Poland promised Monday to issue international arrest warrants for Taliban militants after the apparent beheading of a Polish en...