Brahamdagh is being nice by agreeing to talk to Islamabad but folks in his family, such as his outspoken uncle Jamil Bugti, has condescendingly reminded him in the local press of the fate of Nawab Bugti, Brahamdagh's grandfather, who was killed soon after opening his doors for Pakistani negotiators.
Brahamdagh Bugti, an exiled Baloch separatist leader based in Switzerland, has demonstrated his willingness, for the first time in almost a decade, to negotiate with Pakistan to peacefully end the prolonged insurgency in the southwestern province of Balochistan.
Your Meat-Eating Habit Is Killing More Than Just Cows -- says a new report, which cites the land degradation, pollution and deforestation caused by rising global demand for meat as "likely the leading cause of modern species extinctions."
General Hamid Gul was the military equivalent of Osama bin Laden. He died with his boots on and blood of the innocents on his hands. One must never speak ill of the dead; it is the jihadist life and legacy of General Hamid Gul, however, which is impossible to ignore if further bloodshed and mayhem in Pakistan and the region is to be averted.
Pakistan displays strange contrasting patterns with respect to religion's influence. Apparently, Pakistan looks to be a relatively moderate country, particularly when compared to the likes of Iran, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, etc.
While the Afghan government viewed the dissent in the Taliban's rank as good news, Pakistan is worried that the breakup will lead to the weakening of their strong card in the Afghan conflict game.
The Iran deal is perhaps the most consequential foreign policy issue in a generation. Yet the debate over it has too often fallen short of what's needed.
As a former finance minister myself, I know that the logic of better policies often clashes with entrenched attitudes, vested interests and real or perceived security concerns. It takes tough decision-making and persistence to succeed.
Hostility between Afghanistan and Pakistan has been ongoing now for about four decades, whereas hostility between Pakistan and India has been present since 1947. The proxy war between between India and Pakistan lies in Afghanistan.
Coming back to Lahore (one of the main cities in Pakistan) after many years, was something that I was looking forward to and dreading also. I am born ...
Who ultimately emerges as the undisputed Taliban leader, what his agenda will be, if the group splinters further and how Pakistan is going to play this game with its new twists shall affect the future of Afghanistan and the region.
In the summer of 1965, India and Pakistan returned to the battlefields of Kashmir in a renewed attempt to establish their respective claims over the disputed, fertile region. On August 5th, more than 25,000 Pakistani soldiers, disguised as Kashmiris, infiltrated the area, mingling with their Muslim coreligionists and encouraging insurgency.
MUMBAI -- The Gurdaspur attack should remove any doubt that Pakistan's men on horseback do not want peace with India. India would be behooved to tell its international backers bluntly that there is no "India-Pakistan problem" -- only a Pakistan problem.
For almost a decade and a half the messianic Omar served as a unifying force for the Taliban who have sustained massive losses in their insurgency against the powerful U.S.-led NATO Alliance and Afghan Army.
Interfaith Connections is a column for teens to dialogue about how their faith or wisdom tradition influences their view of life's big questions. In e...
Engaging in idle threats does not serve U.S. interests in the long term. As we should have learned with Syria, threats we fail to aggressively pursue demonstrate political paralysis, confusion and weakness.