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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.

U.S. Reportedly Launches First Drone In Pakistan In 6 Weeks

AP | By LOLITA C. BALDOR and RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 03.12.2012 | World

BANNU, Pakistan -- An American drone strike killed four Islamist militants in Pakistan, the first such attack since errant U.S airstrikes in November ...

Pakistani President Released From Hospital

AP | ASHRAF KHAN | Posted 02.17.2012 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Pakistan's president returned home early Monday, nearly two weeks after a surprise trip to Dubai for medical treatment spark...

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.

Officials: Pakistani Troops Pull Out Of Liaison Centers On Afghan Border

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 02.05.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) U.S. military officials say Islamabad is pulling its troops out of at least two of the three centers meant to coordinate military acti...

U.S. Suspects NATO Forces Were Lured Into Deadly Pakistan Raid

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 01.28.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration scrambled diplomatically Tuesday to repair the damage caused by a NATO air assault that killed 24 Pakistan...

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.

Pakistani Cricket Star Leads 100,000-Person Rally Against US-Pakistan Alliance

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 12.30.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Cricket legend and opposition politician Imran Khan railed against the government and its alliance with the U.S. before more than 10...

Clinton Pressures Pakistan To Step Up Battle Against Militants

AP | MATTHEW LEE and ANNE GEARAN | Posted 12.21.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — The United States pressed a hard case with a difficult ally during an extraordinary two-day diplomatic offensive in Pakistan, arguin...

Pakistani Army Chief Warns U.S. To Focus On Afghanistan

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's powerful army chief said in a rare briefing to parliamentarians that the U.S. should focus its efforts on stabilizing nei...

Jazz Music Used To Improve U.S.-Pakistan Relations

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home

ISLAMABAD — Carrots haven't worked with Pakistan. Neither have sticks. Now the U.S. has enlisted the power of jazz music to improve relations wi...

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 ...

Pakistan's Biggest Threats May Not Be What You Think They Are

Michael Kugelman | Posted 10.10.2011 | World
Michael Kugelman

Pakistan will neither attain lasting food, energy, and water security, nor educate its masses, until its political leadership removes the indigenous obstacles that have long constrained the country's development.

Time For a New Conversation With Pakistan

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 09.12.2011 | World
Rizwan Ladha

Pakistan often makes rhetorical statements that are contradictory to its actions -- which is not the way to make long-term, sustainable progress on the security issues of most concern to Pakistan, its neighbors and its partners.

U.S. Suspends Millions In Aid To Pakistani Military | ERIC SCHMITT and JANE PERLEZ | Posted 09.08.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is suspending and, in some cases, canceling hundreds of millions of dollars of aid to the Pakistani military, i...

The Obama-Shaped Leadership Void

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics
Ethan Casey

One of my purposes in this column is to help myself and my readers understand a rudderless country with a feckless president, a military caste with an...

An Insecure and Reluctant Partner

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 08.27.2011 | World
Rizwan Ladha

As the Obama administration prepares to shift responsibility for Afghanistan's security and governance to the Afghan people, it must keep in mind the security concerns of its reluctant ally in Islamabad.

Suspected U.S. Missile Strike Kills 8 In Pakistan

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 08.27.2011 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Gunmen killed a senior Pakistani Taliban commander Monday who helped train and deploy the group's suicide bombers, ...

New Fears Over Pakistan's Army

AP | By NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 08.22.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD -- The revelation that a senior Pakistani army officer was detained on suspicion of ties to a radical Islamist group has raised fresh concer...

The Road From Abbottabad Leads to Lame Analysis

C. Christine Fair | Posted 08.21.2011 | World
C. Christine Fair

Navigating this strained relationship under the pressures of reality is hard enough. However, accounts like that of Hitchens and others here and in Pakistan, dims the prospects for salvaging a relationship that is extremely important for the United States.

Rare U.S. Missile Attacks Kill 12 In Pakistan

AP | HUSSAIN AFZAL | Posted 08.20.2011 | World

PARACHINAR, Pakistan — Suspected U.S. drones fired missiles at a vehicle and a house in northwest Pakistan, killing 12 people Monday in a rare a...

Truth Will Set You Free

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 08.13.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

Even if the U.S. and Pakistan were on the same page on how best to combat terrorism, conflicting and false interpretations of history don't help.

Understanding Pakistani Mistrust of the United States

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
Raza Habib Raja

Although it would be an exaggeration to say that everyone in Pakistan mistrusts and hates the U.S., a substantial majority does.