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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?

Angry Lawyer Throws Shoe At Musharraf

AP | ADIL JAWAD | Posted 05.29.2013 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — An angry lawyer threw a shoe at former President Pervez Musharraf as he headed to court in southern Pakistan on Friday to fa...

General Musharraf Must Face Justice

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

General Pervez Musharraf, who has returned to Pakistan from self-exile, must face justice. He must be prosecuted for his serial criminality, including subversion of the constitution.

Musharraf Returns To Pakistan Amid Death Threats

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and JAMIL KHAN | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Former President Pervez Musharraf returned home Sunday hoping to make a political comeback despite Taliban death threats and...

Musharraf To Return To Pakistan

AP | JAMIL KHAN | Posted 05.23.2013 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said Saturday that he will return to his homeland despite facing crimi...

When Will Singh Come?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.13.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

No Indian prime minister or president has visited Pakistan since 1998. In contrast, top Pakistani leaders have visited India five times since. What will it take to get India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh, to cross the border?

Illiteracy, Musharraf's Belly and @ASE

Imran Garda | Posted 11.14.2012 | World
Imran Garda

He was a General who came to power in a coup. Then he dropped his uniform and became a President. Never one to be too keen on democracy, his time at...

Where Will the Leadership Come From?

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Anyone who knows Pakistan knows that it's simplistic to chant (like the sheep in Animal Farm), "Civilians good, military ba-a-a-ad." But it's also true that a military takeover is not only far from out of the question, but likely only to make things worse. So where can we look for leadership?

Pakistan's Institutional Troubles

Aziz Nayani | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Aziz Nayani

There has always been friction between the military and the elected government in Pakistan, but we now also see friction between the different components of the formal, constitutional branches of government.

US-Pakistani Relations "Challenging," Says Ex-Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.19.2012 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Asked if the Pakistani government or the ISI could have possibly been involved in harboring Osama bin Laden, the former PM replies, "This is totally untrue."

Dozens Killed In Pakistan Clashes

AP | HUSSAIN AFZAL | Posted 04.01.2012 | World

PARACHINAR, Pakistan — Fighting between soldiers and Taliban militants over a strategic mountaintop in northwestern Pakistan has killed more tha...

Musharraf Faces Mountain of Challenges If He Is to Return to Pakistan

Rob Crilly | Posted 03.24.2012 | World
Rob Crilly

The problem for the former military ruler as he plots his return to the country he ruled for nine years, is that the divide is between voters at home and the world outside.

Former Pakistani President Faces Big Challenge

AP | ASHRAF KHAN | Posted 03.09.2012 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Former President Pervez Musharraf announced Sunday he would return to Pakistan later this month and prepare for elections, s...

Former Pakistani President Faces Arrest In Connection To Benazir Bhutto Murde

AP | Posted 03.08.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf will be arrested in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir B...

US Approach to Punishing Pakistan Is Ineffective: Why Bridges, Books & Butter Approach Will Win Hearts and Minds

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Contrary to popular opinion among U.S. foreign policymakers, the way to undermine growth of insurgencies in Pakistan is not through drone strikes, air and night raids, or covert operations,

The Pakistanis Are Coming! The Pakistanis Are Coming!

Michael Brenner | Posted 09.21.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

Washington is abuzz with the headline news that the FBI is accosting two Pakistanis who allegedly have been trying to win influence and influence poli...

Former Pakistani President Criticizes Suspension Of U.S. Aid To Country's Military

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

HOUSTON — Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said Monday the White House's suspension of $800 million in U.S. aid to the Pakistani mili...

No, Prime Minister

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 08.11.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

It was Pakistan's moment of "Hope and Change." There were high expectations for the new regime.

Last Gasp: Q&A With Osama bin Laden

John Bobey | Posted 07.11.2011 | Comedy
John Bobey

Osama... Osama bin Laden -- is that you? Yes, yes it is -- who is this? It's me, John Bobey.

Pakistan Army: Earn Your Keep

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

The world's most wanted terrorist was a block away from the army garrison. This incident is not the first time the Pakistan Army has made claims that strained credulity.

Pervez Musharraf: "Pakistan Didn't Know Where Bin Laden Was"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Osama bin Laden's death "is a big victory for the peace-loving people of Pakistan and the world," former President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan told me on Monday.

Dictatorship vs. Democracy

Aparna Pande | Posted 05.29.2011 | World
Aparna Pande

While discussing the current Middle East situation in a recent interview, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf asserted that "good dictatorship...

Arrest Warrant For Former Pakistan President In Connection With PM's Assassination

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani court issued an arrest warrant for ousted military leader Pervez Musharraf on Saturday over allegations he played a role...

Marhaba Ben Ali! U.S. Ally Houses Tunisia's Dictator

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Good ol' Saudi Arabia. If you're a corrupt and fleeing Sunni despot, you'll always have a home in Saudi. Just ask their latest refugee, the very recently former President of Tunisia, Mr. Zine El Abedine Ben Ali.

Twitter, Facebook Speed Up Afghan Coverage

Abdulhadi Hairan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Abdulhadi Hairan

"Is anyone in Kabul hearing booms and pop-pop of gunfire? Or is it just me?" This was one of first tweets about the January 18th terrorist attacks in the heart of the capital of Afghanistan.