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Pakistan Needs A New Ambassador In Washington

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Anger toward Pakistan is consistently increasing in Washington, particularly in Congress, as more new voices are speaking up against Islamabad’s dou...

Sharif's Futile Trip to Washington

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 10.25.2015 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

While coming to Washington, Sharif had three major expectations and Washington, much to his disappointment, entertained none of them.

10 Issues Obama Should Raise With Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Pakistan continues to betray democratic values and snub commitments that are essential to democracy. On Thursday, Obama should raise the following ten issues with the leader of the country whose ruling elite thrives on American taxpayers' money.

US-Pakistan Relations: An Insight With Vali Nasr

Mariam Khan | Posted 01.31.2015 | College
Mariam Khan

What is Pakistan's problem? Let us come back to that first. Pakistan needs to make its stature clear and work on the common interests which will be of essence be it trading or opening up safe and secure paths to foreign investments.

Hope for a New Paradigm in U.S.-Pakistani Relations?

Prem M. Trivedi | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Prem M. Trivedi

The need for a paradigm shift in the bilateral relationship appears to be an idea whose time has come within the U.S. foreign policy community. A revived U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue has the potential to launch a different kind of strategic framework.

Athar Mohiudin

Pakistani Community In U.S. Gives Insight Into Complexities Of U.S.-Pakistan Relationship

HuffingtonPost.com | Athar Mohiudin | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Following Wednesday's visit from Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in which he says he urged Obama to end the U.S. drone program in ...

How A Single Spy Helped Turn Pakistan Against The U.S.

The New York Times | MARK MAZZETTI | Posted 04.09.2013 | World

The burly American was escorted by Pakistani policemen into a crowded interrogation room. Amid a clatter of ringing mobile phones and cross talk among...

Pakistan-U.S. Relations More Than Just Politics

Common Ground News Service | Posted 04.30.2013 | World
Common Ground News Service

It is extremely heartening that the United States and Pakistan have chosen educational cooperation, among other types, as a key instrument of engagement with each other.

Bridging the Gap

Common Ground News Service | Posted 04.28.2013 | World
Common Ground News Service

Knowing that the uneasy relations between Pakistan and the United States will continue to ebb and flow as American troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, he thinks that people-to-people contact is the only way out of the practice of demonising each other.

Pakistan Teeters

Ben Barber | Posted 03.09.2013 | World
Ben Barber

"Stop me before I injure myself and others" appears to be the political philosophy of modern Pakistan.

A Bitter Bargain After US Apologizes, Pakistan Reopens Supply Routes

C. Christine Fair | Posted 07.05.2012 | World
C. Christine Fair

This week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally uttered the magical words to persuade Pakistan to reopen the ground supply routes to Afghanistan: "I'm sorry."

The Dismissal of Pakistan's Prime Minister: It Could Have Been Worse

Michael Kugelman | Posted 08.21.2012 | World
Michael Kugelman

After the news broke that Pakistan's Supreme Court had ousted Prime Minister Gilani, the U.S. news media went into overdrive. Fears abounded of worst-case scenarios. In fact, there's little reason to assume any of these scenarios will come to pass.

Four Myths About Drone Strikes

Shehzad H. Qazi | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Shehzad H. Qazi

Drone attacks in Pakistan, which have increased exponentially under President Obama, have prompted huge controversy. The debate around them, however, has become extremely polarized. As a result, the whole debate over the issue has generated numerous myths and inaccuracies.

The Strange Story of Pakistan's Shakil Afridi: From Surgeon to Spy to Militant Sympathizer

Michael Kugelman | Posted 08.01.2012 | World
Michael Kugelman

Washington and Islamabad have each staked out such narrow positions and clung to them so stubbornly that neither can regard the Afridi affair with the wider lens it requires. The strange story of Dr. Afridi is a sad commentary on the troubled bilateral relationship.

Insecurities Over Sovereignty: Why Pakistan Sentenced Shakil Afridi

Aziz Nayani | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Aziz Nayani

On the surface, it makes little sense for Pakistan to convict the man who assisted in operations aimed at capturing bin Laden. The decision reveals a larger insecurity within the Pakistani psyche.

Joshua Hersh

Departing American General's Criticism Of Pakistan Prompts ISAF Response

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.24.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A spokesman for the international coalition of forces in Afghanistan sought to create some distance on Tuesday from the remarks ...

Taking Uncle Sam for a Ride

Dilip Hiro | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Dilip Hiro

There is, in fact, nothing new in the way Islamabad has been squeezing Washington lately. It has a long record of getting the better of U.S. officials by identifying areas of American weakness and exploiting them successfully to further its agenda.

Pakistan To United States: No More Drone Strikes

Posted 04.13.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD, April 12 (Reuters) - Pakistan's parliament on Thursday unanimously approved recommendations from its national security committee on ties wi...

Why the Pakistanis Are Vulnerable to Iran

Aziz Nayani | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Aziz Nayani

The world needs Pakistan to be on its side, and so steps need to be taken to ensure that the Pakistanis do not have to rely on Iran and further pigeon-hole themselves into a path that is damaging for their interests as well as the world's.

Why Pakistanis Don't Trust America

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 04.22.2012 | World
Saleem H. Ali

Most Pakistani-Americans, including myself, are relieved that bin Laden is no longer able to plan acts of terrorism. However, what is missing from this narrative is the method used by the CIA to glean the information about his whereabouts.

Pakistan Unites Against Rohrabacher's Pro-Baloch Congressional Resolution

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 04.22.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

The Baloch ethnic minority justifiably wonders if Balochistan was actually Pakistan's internal matter, why the country's politicians did not ever unite in the past six decades to call for an end to the military operation and exploitation of the Baloch.

Pakistan's Latest Political Trial

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 02.07.2012 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

Though this latest episode in Pakistan's political history is unfolding in deeply troubling ways, there are reasons to hold out hope.

Khan Goes to China -- Unusual Invitation for Man Who Has Never Been in Government

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Pakistan's emerging frontrunner in the next elections, Imran Khan has displayed in a remarkable first, his consummate skill as a rising statesman as well as politician.

Strengthening U.S.-India Cooperation

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.27.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

A powerful and influential India is in U.S. national interests, and the two countries should collaborate more closely on all major global issues, says Robert D. Blackwill, co-chair of a new joint study report by the Council on Foreign Relations and Aspen Institute India.

An American in Pakistan

Ethan Casey | Posted 10.24.2011 | World
Ethan Casey

The kidnapping eleven days ago of American development worker Warren Weinstein prompts this week's column. I don't know anything about the man except ...