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Pakistan Army Steps Into Government Role Amid Political Crisis

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

* Prime Minister Sharif asks army chief to "play his role" * General could provide face saving solution for opposition *...

Election Day in Pakistan: Will Violence Derail Democracy?

Michael Kugelman | Posted 07.10.2013 | World
Michael Kugelman

Never before has one democratically elected government handed power to another. However, recent events suggest the election could make history of a very different kind -- Pakistan's most violent ballot ever.

The State's Role in Pakistan's Ethnic Violence

Aziz Nayani | Posted 05.05.2013 | World
Aziz Nayani

The Pakistani state was instrumental in creating an environment that promoted religious and ethnic discrimination, and it is now guilty of inaction - allowing for persecution and violence to exist without putting up any resistance.

The Best Way to Destroy an Enemy

Ethan Casey | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Ethan Casey

I hope that Pakistanis who are understandably offended by U.S. violation of Pakistan's sovereignty will keep in mind that individual Americans don't represent, nor are we necessarily well represented by, the American government.

Pakistan's Faustian Parliament

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 07.20.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

The parliament has an obligation to explain to the public not only how and why Osama bin Laden was living in Abbottabad, but why the Taliban continues to carry out its bloody operations.

Pakistan Army: Earn Your Keep

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

The world's most wanted terrorist was a block away from the army garrison. This incident is not the first time the Pakistan Army has made claims that strained credulity.

Pakistan Nears Deal To End Fighting With Militants

New York Times | ISMAIL KHAN and CARLOTTA GALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Pakistani government is close to an agreement to end hostilities with the most militant tribes in its turbulent border area, whose main leader is ...

Analysts: Pakistan Allowing Militants To Regroup And Fortify

New York Times | CARLOTTA GALL and ISMAIL KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The announcement of a cease-fire just a few weeks into a determined military operation against one of Pakistan's most wanted men, the militant leader ...