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The Often Frustrating Partner America Needs In Afghanistan | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After their first official meeting earlier this month, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and President Barack Obama faced cameras together i...

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.

The Problem With Pakistani Attitude Towards USA

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Raza Habib Raja

It is true that the current superpower is not an angel, but the way we are viewing things has seriously affected our own welfare and virtually made us unable to self introspect.

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.

Rare Suspected U.S. Drone Strike Kills 5 In Pakistan

AP | HUSSAIN AFZAL and RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

PARACHINAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone carried out a rare missile strike in northwest Pakistan outside the country's remote tribal regio...

US Drone Strike In Pakistan Kills 3 Suspected Insurgents

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.30.2013 | World

A US drone strike targeting a militant compound Thursday killed three insurgents in a northwest Pakistan tribal region near the Afghan border, officia...

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 ...

Rights Group: U.S. Drone Strikes Killed Pakistani Grandmother And Workers

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Katharine Houreld ISLAMABAD, Oct 22 (Reuters) - U.S. drone strikes killed a Pakistani grandmother and 18 civilian labourers last ye...

Kerry Stresses Importance Of Relationship With Pakistan

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — America's top diplomat says the U.S. relationship with Pakistan "could not be more important" as the Islamic republi...

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.

Taliban May Be Granted Safe Passage For Peace Talks

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States on Wednesday discussed how to provide Taliban leaders safe passage to join peace negotiations...

Pakistan's FM Mullah Problem

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2012 | World

By Michael Georgy and Jibran Ahmad ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR, June 28 (Reuters) - Shortly after sneaking across the Afghan border this week, ...

Where Will the Leadership Come From?

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Anyone who knows Pakistan knows that it's simplistic to chant (like the sheep in Animal Farm), "Civilians good, military ba-a-a-ad." But it's also true that a military takeover is not only far from out of the question, but likely only to make things worse. So where can we look for leadership?

Drone Strikes Kill 4 Suspected Militants In Pakistan

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 08.26.2012 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone has fired two missiles at a house in northwest Pakistan, killing ...

Drone Intel Complex Clobbers Strategists and Diplomats

Steve Clemons | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

It seems that by allowing the drone-deployers to prevail over the diplomats, the Obama White House is pushing tactics over strategy. Some may debate this, but a drone triumphalism seems to be dominating over other key strategic equities that the U.S. should be concerned about.

Pakistan Slams Spike In Drone Strikes

Posted 08.04.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD, June 4 (Reuters) - Pakistan on Monday strongly condemned a jump in U.S. drone strikes on its territory, using language that could increas...

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.

Notorious Extremist Mocks U.S. Bounty

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT and MUNIR AHMED | Posted 06.04.2012 | World

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — One of Pakistan's most notorious extremists taunted the United States during a defiant news conference close to the count...

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...

Obama: Relations With Pakistan Strained

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.27.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — President Barack Obama, closing a nuclear security summit Tuesday, sought a thaw in the diplomatic chill with Pakistan, a c...

DRONE ATTACK: 15 Suspected Militants Reportedly Killed

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2012 | World

By Saud Mehsud DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, March 13 (Reuters) - U.S. drone aircraft struck twice in Pakistan's unruly tribal regions ...

Rohrabacher's "Blood Borders" in Balochistan

C. Christine Fair | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
C. Christine Fair

Forcing U.S.-Pakistan relations to a breaking point does not serve U.S. interests, or Pakistan's. No matter how much Pakistanis resent the U.S., our support at the IMF is critical to keeping Pakistan afloat.

4-Year-Old Mutilated By U.S. Drone Attack To Receive Reconstructive Surgery

Posted 12.27.2011 | World

Shakira was one-year-old when she was found severely burned and near death in a trash can in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The girl had been left to die aft...