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America and Balochistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 04.21.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

The support for the Baloch from a few congressmen is deeply laudable although insufficient considering American's influence on global politics.

Reflections On Pakistan From A Recent Visitor

Alan Jones | Posted 07.11.2013 | Religion
Alan Jones

There is overwhelming anti-American feeling revealed in the polls in Pakistan (it wasn't always so) Why? There are deep problems of perception that have been internalized.

How A Single Spy Helped Turn Pakistan Against The U.S.

The New York Times | MARK MAZZETTI | Posted 04.09.2013 | World

The burly American was escorted by Pakistani policemen into a crowded interrogation room. Amid a clatter of ringing mobile phones and cross talk among...

US's Last Chance: Reconciliation With Pashtuns

Ehsan Azari Stanizai | Posted 12.22.2012 | World
Ehsan Azari Stanizai

A genuine peace arrangement between the West and the Pashtun could build an iron wall in Afghanistan for Western geopolitical strategy in the region, as well as a prosperous future for the tortured Afghan nation.

More Alike Than You'd Think: Six Things the U.S. and Pakistan Have in Common

Michael Kugelman | Posted 09.26.2012 | World
Michael Kugelman

The United States and Pakistan will never be mistaken for kindred spirits. Yet despite their differences, the two countries share some striking similarities.

U.S. Official: Pakistan Should 'Bite The Bullet' In Nato Routes Row

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | World

By Michael Georgy and Matthew Green ISLAMABAD, June 12 (Reuters) - Pakistan's civilian government should "bite the bullet" and re-open...

Balls-Up in Pakistan

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 02.05.2012 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

To me, the most striking thing about the text, which has both an authentic and an artificial ring, is the Pakistani obsession with and anger toward the Osama bin Laden operation.

NATO Admits Deadly Attack On Pakistan Army

Robert Weller | Posted 01.26.2012 | World
Robert Weller

News reports said NATO forces were involved in an anti-Taliban operation in the Khyber region of northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border.

The Sorry State of Pakistan

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

Ten years later, the diseases that had been contained in Pakistan metastasize more rapidly than ever. If the West's strategy for combating radicalism continues on its present parochial course, the world will feel the heat.

After the Breakup: What Next for U.S.-Pakistan Relations

C. Christine Fair | Posted 10.25.2011 | World
C. Christine Fair

America should engage Pakistan's emerging civilian centers of power. The most likely path to a stable Pakistan involves empowering civilians to exert control over its security and foreign policies.

Time For a New Conversation With Pakistan

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 09.12.2011 | World
Rizwan Ladha

Pakistan often makes rhetorical statements that are contradictory to its actions -- which is not the way to make long-term, sustainable progress on the security issues of most concern to Pakistan, its neighbors and its partners.

Osama Bin Laden Mission Agreed In Secret 10 Years Ago By U.S. And Pakistan

The Guardian | Declan Walsh in Islamabad | Posted 07.09.2011 | World

The US and Pakistan struck a secret deal almost a decade ago permitting a US operation against Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil similar to last week'...

Pakistan Denies Agreement With U.S. On Drones

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan denied on Friday that it had an agreement with the United States under which it could request that Washington send surveillance drones over p...

A Primer on Pakistan: Why It Matters

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rob Asghar

The biggest reason that Pakistan is relevant is because it has somewhere between 50 and 90 nukes, and the powerful army has many leaders who sympathize with the Taliban

Pakistan Rejects US Proposal For Joint Operation In Tribal Areas

Dawn.com | Iftikhar A. Khan & Baqir Sajjad Syed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan rejected on Tuesday a US proposal for joint operations in the tribal areas against terrorism and militancy, as differences of opinion between...

Pakistani Paints 16th Obama Portrait As Nation Looks Closely At President-Elect

GlobalPost.com | Shahan Mufti | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Hamesh Gul claims he has looked more closely at Barack Obama than anyone else in Pakistan. And he might just be right. In a c...