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Pakistan Observes Two Sad Anniversaries

Aparna Pande | Posted 12.20.2015 | World
Aparna Pande

December marks two anniversaries in Pakistan's history, one through which more than half of Pakistan's population seceded to form a separate country, and the other marking the most heinous attack on schoolchildren ever in that country.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

The Often Frustrating Partner America Needs In Afghanistan | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After their first official meeting earlier this month, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and President Barack Obama faced cameras together i...

Asif Ali Zardari: Pakistan's Political Patriarch

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

Suffering from the lingering image of a money-laundering husband of a world-famous political icon, Benazir Bhutto, former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari is fast emerging as an intellectual patriarch of Pakistani politics.


Zaheen Fatima | Posted 03.01.2015 | World
Zaheen Fatima

We live within the same borders as these unlucky people, perhaps even a few kilometers away from their hell on earth, but as we cross over to the better half of our country, we easily forget the turmoil our personalized war on terror has caused to millions.

Pakistan Army Chief 'Overruled Generals Calling For Coup'

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Weeks of mounting anti-government protests in Pakistan had been enough to convinc...

Pakistan Makes History But Can It Do It Again?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

Given these grave challenges, Pakistan's upcoming parliamentary elections constitute a crucial test for its fragile democracy. Will the country's new government be able to address the rapidly deteriorating state of affairs in the country?

The Military Solution

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

A smaller percentage of us -- less than 1 percent -- serves in the military in this all-volunteer era of ours and, on the face of it, Washington's constant warring in distant lands seems barely to touch the lives of most Americans.

The Dismissal of Pakistan's Prime Minister: It Could Have Been Worse

Michael Kugelman | Posted 08.21.2012 | World
Michael Kugelman

After the news broke that Pakistan's Supreme Court had ousted Prime Minister Gilani, the U.S. news media went into overdrive. Fears abounded of worst-case scenarios. In fact, there's little reason to assume any of these scenarios will come to pass.

Expectations for the New ISI Chief

Aziz Nayani | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Aziz Nayani

No matter how attractive or sought after a job can be, it is never easy taking on a role that immediately requires damage control on multiple fronts. By becoming the new Director General of Pakistan's notorious intelligence agency, the Inter-Service Intelligence.

Pakistan Defense Secretary Fired

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2012 | World

* Uncertainty in a nuclear-armed country * Historic tensions between civilian leaders and generals * U.S. needs stable P...

New York Times: Pakistan Military Led Plot To Tilt U.S. Policy | CHARLIE SAVAGE and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 09.19.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Pakistan's military, including its powerful spy agency, has spent $4 million over two decades in a covert attempt to tilt American polic...

U.S. Suspends Millions In Aid To Pakistani Military | ERIC SCHMITT and JANE PERLEZ | Posted 09.08.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is suspending and, in some cases, canceling hundreds of millions of dollars of aid to the Pakistani military, i...

Clinton Warns Pakistan Military Aid Could Be In Jeopardy

Posted 08.23.2011 | World

(Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Pakistan on Thursday that U.S. military aid could suffer if Islamabad failed to address rising U...

U.S. & Pakistan: And They Had Such Hopes!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.16.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Dear Pakistan: I never thought I'd be writing you a letter like this, but I have to face the facts. This isn't working out.

With Friends Like These...

Aki Peritz | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Aki Peritz

Where would Pakistan turn for international support if America indeed withdraws its helping hand? The answer is likely Pakistan's "all weather friend," the People's Republic of China.

Will Karachi Offensive Target the Taliban?

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

There has been talk -- and some action -- of starting a military operation in Karachi to root out the miscreants. Pakistan Rangers, a paramilitary for...

Obama's Nobel Victory and the Muslim world

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

The real question raised by this "great achievement" of Obama is "Will he actually deliver?"

A Deadly October In Pakistan Amid South Waziristan Operation

Maria Tirmizi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maria Tirmizi

Panic-stricken text messages are making the rounds, warning friends and family against possible future target areas.

Pakistan's Security Crisis and Political Limitations

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Pakistani people have grown weary of the ever-changing policies of government parties. They are the direct victims of suicide bombings and extremism and want a stern action against the Taliban.

Taliban's Diverse Funding Might Make It Impossible To Restrict Cash Flow

Washington Post | Craig Whitlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KABUL -- The Taliban-led insurgency has built a fundraising juggernaut that generates cash from such an array of criminal rackets, donations, taxes, s...

Pakistan Military Accused Of Summary Executions After Dozens Of Bodies Found

The Guardian | Mark Tran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's security forces are under pressure to hold an inquiry after being accused by human rights groups of summarily executing suspected militants...

Pakistani Public Turns Against Taliban (VIDEO)

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Charles M. Sennott With Photos By Seamus Murphy | GlobalPost It was out of the refugee camps in Pakistan's northwest frontier province that the Ta...

Zardari Op-Ed Asks For More US, European Support For Pakistan

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After the debacle of Vietnam, the United States could pack up and leave with minimal consequences for its genuine national interests; similarly, for t...