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Pakistan and the Tragedy of Our Time

Ethan Casey | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Moral and intellectual clarity about the world we live in are not compatible with self-exculpating glibness. Our adversaries' wrongness does not mean we are in the right. The substance of the terrorists' victory lies exactly in their success in having persuaded Western societies to empower our own authoritarian regimes.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Hear From Defenseless Pakistani Children Attacked By The Taliban | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.17.2014 | Home

The school day wasn't even halfway over when the fighters walked in with their guns. Several militants entered the campus through its lightly forti...

Why They Attack Schools

Michael Roth | Posted 02.15.2015 | College
Michael Roth

Why are schools and universities the scenes of such violence? Is it because schools, with all their problems, remain for us places of hope and optimism?

Pakistan's Tolerance of Jihadis Backfires Badly

Husain Haqqani | Posted 02.15.2015 | Home
Husain Haqqani

The policy of allowing militant groups to operate on Pakistani soil has proved disastrous. The jihadi militants do not accept the neat divisions between global, regional and local conflicts. Once they are convinced of the righteousness of their cause, they are willing to fight and blow themselves up anywhere. Rising militancy coupled with a significant decline in the capacity of the state has enabled Pakistan-based jihadi groups to wreak havoc not only in India and Afghanistan but also in Pakistan and its friendly neighbors, Iran and China.

Afghan Taliban Condemn Attack On Pakistan School

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2014 | Home

KABUL Dec 17 (Reuters) - The Afghanistan Taliban have condemned an attack by the Pakistani Taliban on a school in Pakistan that killed 141 people on...

Pakistan In Shock After School Attack That Killed More Than 100

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 12.16.2014 | Home

In one of the worst terrorist attacks in Pakistan's history, militants belonging to the Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday launched a brazen attack on a mil...

Students Recall Horror Of Peshawar School Siege

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2015 | Home

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec 16 (Reuters) - It began like any other morning in Pakistan's Army Public School in the ...

PHOTOS: Hundreds Held Hostage At Pakistan School

Posted 12.16.2014 | Home

Taliban gunmen stormed a military school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, Dec, 16, 2014, killing and wounding dozens, offici...

Dozens Of School Children Killed In Taliban Attack

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 12.16.2014 | Home

At least 141 people were killed and 121 injured Tuesday when Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan. 132 of the dead were...

Gunmen Hold Hundreds Of Students, Teachers Hostage At Pakistan School

Reuters | JIBRAN AHMAD | Posted 02.14.2015 | Home

(Reuters) - Taliban gunmen took hundreds of students hostage at a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, and a...

The United Nations: Caring for Children or Caring for Culture Warriors

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Sexual abuse of a minor is a sin and a crime and no organization can become complacent about addressing it. The Catholic Church has certainly done mor...

PTI Anti-NATO Route Campaign Will Directly Affect Pakistan's Economy and Innocent Truck Drivers

Kiran Nazish | Posted 02.02.2014 | Home
Kiran Nazish

While there are two sides of the story: Popular parties like PTI confuse the public narrative and have made their large fan following to believe in good Taliban and evil U.S.

We Need to Build Community Resilience to Conflict With Livelihoods

Beenish Kanwal | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Beenish Kanwal

I am a simple woman. I didn't finish school. But I believe the real causes of conflict, in Pakistan and everywhere, are ignorance and poverty.

A Note to the Muslims Who Attacked Christians in Peshawar, Pakistan

Craig Considine | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

It is required by every Muslim to not only respect but also to embrace their Christian neighbors. Islam teaches Muslims to do the polar opposite of what the terrorists did this weekend to the two churches in Peshawar.

We Don't See Things as They Are, We See Them as We Are

Iram Ganju | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Iram Ganju

Heck, I was born and raised in Pakistan. To some, that's reason enough to be afraid, but I accept that in a post 9/11 America, my country conjures up all kinds of misconceptions and contradictions. To be fair though, what country is without them?

Assault on the Daughters of Swat Valley

Rukhsana Hasib | Posted 10.10.2012 | Impact
Rukhsana Hasib

The misery in the Swat Valley and the plight of thousands of women and children, who have lost husbands and fathers, gave birth to Swat Relief Initiative.

Killing the Cranes

Nick Mills | Posted 02.25.2012 | Home
Nick Mills

In Edward Girardet's fine new book, Killing the Cranes, there is this damning sentence: "Simply put, it was the U.S. backing for the Islamic extremists in the 1980s that helped produce the current military quagmire in Afghanistan."

Another Old Friend and a Great Afghan Murdered

Eric Margolis | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home
Eric Margolis

A suicide bomber killed my old friend, Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani, former president of Afghanistan, last week in Kabul, shaking his war-scarred nation to its core.

Suffer the Little Children

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nick Mills

In the late 1980s when the Afghan mujaheddin were still fighting the Soviet Union's Red Army, I went to Peshawar, Pakistan, as field director of what ...

Planting the Seeds

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kathy Kelly

After stories of death and dislocation from the Soviet invasion of 1979, and now from the American occupation, Nur Akbari imagines communities learning to provide for themselves.

In Harsh Times, Pakistanis Seek Comfort On Facebook

Pia Sawhney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pia Sawhney

While the nation's news media has been prohibited from reporting extensively on military exercises in Swat and Buner districts, on Facebook, questions and concerns crop up swiftly.

View from Pakistan: Today's Blast

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shirin Sadeghi

Pakistani children may be enjoying the break, but most of them know exactly why they can't go to school. I sit stiff as one boy looks up from his video game to tell me the school buses might not be safe right now.

Peshawar Police Station Hit By Double Blasts, 11 Killed

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At least 11 people have died in two explosions near a police office in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, police said. The bombs were detonated at an in...

Why Osama Is Winning

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eric Margolis

Back in 1986, I was covering the anti-Soviet war in then almost unknown Afghanistan. There I met Abdullah Azzam, the teacher and spiritual mentor of a young Saudi named Osama bin Laden.

A Modest Proposal for Garrisoned Lands

Chalmers Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chalmers Johnson

While it may be comforting for State Department employees to know that they have some protection, they will now be part of an in-your-face American imperial presence.