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US Pakistan Relationship

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's Urban Metamorphosis

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 08.29.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

It's surprising to many that the majority of Pakistanis support the Islamists and their apologists as the saviors of their religion. But this didn't happen overnight. The mindset of the large segment of society didn't change with a blink of an eye.

U.S. - Pakistan Relations: Charlie Brown, Lucy and the Football

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

For decades, the United States has made the mistake of equating "Pakistan" with its army and supporting military governments. Despite outward signs that aid will continue to flow to Pakistan's military, there are growing signs that the U.S. is tired of playing the Charlie Brown role.