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The Burden of Identity: Why I Constantly Feel the Need to Defend Pakistan

Sarah Munir | Posted 10.02.2013 | World
Sarah Munir

And that is where the problem arises. When negative images of your country become part of a global popular culture, subconsciously guilt becomes a part of the national conscience.

What You Can Learn From Investors in Pakistan

Dan Solin | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

To put this in perspective, there is more economic freedom in Yemen, Senegal and Nigeria than in Pakistan. Its unemployment rate is a staggering 15 percent. Its inflation rate is 11.7 percent. Does this country seem like a good place to invest to you?

"It's Time the U.S. Had Friends, Not Lackeys," Says Pakistan's Imran Khan

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 02.02.2013 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

With just a few months left until the upcoming general elections, many in Pakistan are now hoping Imran Khan leads their country into stability and prosperity. However, if Khan does win the elections, he intends to have a different type of relation with the United States.

Congressional Balochistan Witness Prepares for Potential Firestorm Hearing for U.S. Pakistan Policy

Eddie Walsh | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Eddie Walsh

Members of Congress must clearly convey their intentions when taking on potentially contentious issues that risk undermining one of the Obama administration's most important strategic partnerships. Balochistan is clearly one of those issues.

Don't Expect a Revolution in Pakistan

Michael Kugelman | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Michael Kugelman

Don't be fooled. Pakistan is too fractured to experience an Arab Spring-style mass movement. Pakistan's four provinces are often at odds, and ethnic and sectarian tensions are rife.

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.

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...

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.

U.S. - Pakistan Relations: Charlie Brown, Lucy and the Football

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

For decades, the United States has made the mistake of equating "Pakistan" with its army and supporting military governments. Despite outward signs that aid will continue to flow to Pakistan's military, there are growing signs that the U.S. is tired of playing the Charlie Brown role.

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's Intelligence Agency Linked To Afghan Militants: U.S.

Posted 06.20.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer accused Pakistan's intelligence agency of maintaining ties to militants in Afghanistan during a tr...

U.S. To Unveil Large Aid Package To Win The hearts Of Pakistanis

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The U.S. will announce Monday hundreds of millions of dollars worth of civilian aid projects for Pakistan, American officials said, in an attempt to d...

Pakistan: US Missile Kills 10

The New York Times | PIR ZUBAIR SHAH and SABRINA TAVERNISE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- An American missile hit the Mehsud tribal region of South Waziristan on Tuesday, claiming at least 10 lives in the same area wh...

Armageddon at the Top of the World: Not!

Juan Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Juan Cole

Churchill said that in the Pashtun of Pakistan, "the world is presented with that grim spectacle, 'the strength of civilization without its mercy.'" The image survived his era and made it into our headlines.

Pakistan Objects To U.S. Expansion In Afghan War

New York Times | ERIC SCHMITT and JANE PERLEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan is objecting to expanded American combat operations in neighboring Afghanistan, creating new fissures in the alliance wit...

US To Give Pakistan $110M In Humanitarian Aid

Reuters | Arshad Mohammed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The United States said on Tuesday it would give Pakistan $110 million to help the estimated two million people who have fled f...

Pakistan Rejects US Proposal For Joint Operation In Tribal Areas | 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...

Pakistan's Long March to Democracy

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wajahat Ali

The U.S., which provided support to General Zia and Musharraf's dictatorships, should use its diplomatic resources to force the reinstatement of Chief Justice Chaudhry and the independent judiciary.

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

US And UK Trying To Nudge Pakistan's Musharraf Out The Door

McClatchy Newspapers | Saeed Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Americans and British diplomats are trying to encourage a quick exit from office for Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf, a staunch Western anti-ter...