To be sure, leftists don't want to encourage the political right which has its own opportunistic and underhanded agenda in the Middle East. Yet, by sweeping controversy under the rug and not engaging in key debates, the left opens itself up for attack.
It's like the proverbial tree falling in a forest: If an American writer engages with the American empire, but no American readers read it, is the writer still engaging with the empire?
What is the best technology to supply remote Pakistani villages and urban slums with roof-top power? How can India use solar water pumping to slash its waste of water and power and liberate crop yields?
Western readers need to understand the context of violence against women in Pakistan, and to realize that violence is not limited to Pakistan. It is a global issue.
Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, we all believe that government should be transparent and accountable, right? How should we decide where we stand on a controversial government policy? A crucial first step is to try to establish key facts in the public record.
The soldier and airport security guy are pointing, pointing. What do they want? Not my camera. Not my car clicker. It's my pen. A Paper Mate soft g...
Afghans' surprisingly enthusiastic participation in their presidential campaign and Saturday's election should jolt Afghans and foreigners alike out of their pessimism about the country's future.
The West still has a chance in Afghanistan -- if it toils for an indigenous solution to the conflict and prevent Pakistan from spoiling everything.
No one could have imagined that cricket, an Englishman's game would rule over the hearts and minds of those residing in the sub-continent. Eleven men...
There is a potential catastrophe looming when foreign troops leave Afghanistan, as the central government could well sacrifice women and girls in future negotiations with the Taliban.
'Sanitation and water for all' is more than a title. It is a goal that is both morally right and unquestionably necessary.
No offense, regardless of its nature and/or enormity, committed at a young age, should be allowed to ruin the rest of an adolescent's life. Like any other adult who intentionally or unintentionally gets caught for any offense and deserves a second chance, I believe that young offenders need to be dealt with in a more sympathetic way. Unfortunately, this is not the case in Pakistan.
It's time for our government to shed some light on its drone practices. Transparency, as uncomfortable as it may sometimes be, is an essential part of our democracy. Americans need the facts -- the who, what, when, where, and (most importantly) why -- in order to decide if the benefits of these strikes outweigh the negatives.
We Pakistanis are long past faith in our institutions -- often, we're the first to suspect that they've played a hand in ruining our nation. We just don't like it when the West points that out. All this fear and cynicism make for a heavy burden.
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Tharparkar, a desert region in Pakistan is yet again suffering from one of the worst famines in its history. Did the Pakistan government not learn from the preceding famines that have repeatedly targeted the area in the past?