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US Pakistan Relations

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.

Kerry Praises Pakistan Military Operation, Re-Opening Of Peshawar School

AP | MATTHEW LEE and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 03.14.2015 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday praised the Pakistani military's operation against militants in the country's northwe...

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 | 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 ...

Obama's Meeting With Pakistan's PM Rare Sign Of Progress

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 10.23.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — In the rocky relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan, the mere fact that President Barack Obama and Pakistani Pri...

Pakistan's New Leader Hopes For Good Relations With U.S.

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 07.13.2013 | World

RAIWIND, Pakistan — Pakistan's presumptive prime minister said Monday that he wants good relations with the United States but criticized America...

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.

Top U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Visits Pakistan

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 08.02.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan discussed border coordination with Pakistan's army chief Thursday during his first visit since Isla...

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.

Official: U.S.-Pakistan Relation As 'Worst It Has Ever Been'

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- You know a friendship has gone sour when you start making mean jokes about your friend in front of his most bitter nemesis. So it was a ...

Panetta Defends Drone Use In Pakistan

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.06.2012 | World

NEW DELHI — Just two days after a drone strike killed al-Qaida's second-in-command, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made it clear Wednesday that ...

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.

Pakistan, U.S. Hold Intense Negotiations On Supply Line Reopening

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's foreign minister suggested Monday that the country should reopen its Afghan border to NATO troop supplies, saying the governme...

Joshua Hersh

Departing American General's Criticism Of Pakistan Prompts ISAF Response | 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 tie...

Anti-Americanism In Pakistan Complicates War Effort

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 06.03.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- U.S. diplomatic efforts to persuade Pakistan to reopen NATO supply lines to the Afghan war are proving no match for rampant anti-American...