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Edge of Revolution: New Pakistan

Sameer Siddiqui | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Sameer Siddiqui

This is not about a clash of ephemeral political parties that you may not have heard of in a country far away. This is about a timeless issue of standing up to bullies who exert power simply because of their stature. This is about knowing in your heart what is inherently right.

Khan's Siege of Islamabad: A Catalyst for Democratization?

Mehreen Saeed | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Mehreen Saeed

Pakistanis converging from across all social, economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds have demonstrated their desire to end the status quo style of politics.

Pakistan's Politics: A Soap Opera?

Mariam Khan | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

The basic purpose of the government and its bureaucracy is to fulfill the needs of the people they govern. The champions of democracy who are carrying out sit-ins in Islamabad, are they really giving the people their right?

Why India and Pakistan Are Always Fighting -- Explained

Seriously Skewed | Posted 11.12.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

To understand the scope of this challenge, the NSA tapped Modi's phone (without a court order, of course) to listen into his conversation with the Pakistani government just last week.

Why India Should Take Al Qaeda's Threat Very Seriously

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.10.2014 | World
Sanjay Sanghoee

Even though the U.S. has downplayed the threat posed by Al Qaeda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be wise to take this particular instance more seriously. Unlike previous saber rattling by Al Qaeda or even Pakistan, this latest threat is more dangerous because of its timing and agenda.

Heavy Monsoon Rains Kill 40 In Pakistan

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 11.04.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Monsoon rains have killed at least 69 people across Pakistan and in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, where flash floods swept throu...

Even Without a Coup, the Military Has Already Won in Pakistan

Husain Haqqani | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
Husain Haqqani

Many Pakistanis are torn between their support for democracy and civilian control of the military, on the one hand, and their desire for social and political reform, on the other. Just as Sharif is the flawed advocate of democracy, Khan and Qadri's calls for reform have been tainted by their covert ties with the military and its intelligence arms.

Pakistani Protesters Clash With Police

Reuters | By Syed Raza Hassan and Maria Golovnina | Posted 09.01.2014 | World

By Syed Raza Hassan and Maria Golovnina ISLAMABAD, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces secured the state television headq...

Pakistani Protesters March To PM's Home Demanding He Step Down

AP | By ZARAR KHAN and ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Hundreds of people were injured as Pakistani police battled throngs of protesters demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz...

Pakistan Army Steps Into Government Role Amid Political Crisis

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

* Prime Minister Sharif asks army chief to "play his role" * General could provide face saving solution for opposition *...

Modi's Greta Garbo Moment on Kashmir

Sherry Rehman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Sherry Rehman

There is no crisis between India and Pakistan that has not been tried on for size. The latest one, though, comes at a time that could have been pivotal for a sustainable thaw between the neuralgic neighbors.

The Mass Graves of Balochistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 10.21.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

The state-sponsored inquiry committees formed in Pakistan in recent times to probe scandalous crimes have shockingly narrowed down their overall scope to one specific goal: Prove the government's innocence.

Back Channel or Front

Sunil Sharan | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Sunil Sharan

Reestablishment of a diplomatic back channel is an outcome of the recent parlays between Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi and Pakistani prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. But what has the back channel achieved?

Will the Delhi Bonhomie Lead to a New Era in Pakistan-India Relations?

Frank Islam | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
Frank Islam

It has yet to be determined whether Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to invite Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to his swearing-in ceremony will translate into substantive improvement in Pakistan-India relations. This will be dictated primarily by two factors: the mutual interests and actions of both actors and the state of security within Pakistan.

By Changing India Policy, Nawaz Sharif Can Change Pakistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 08.02.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

In May 2013, Pakistan had overwhelmingly voted for the head of the right-wing Pakistan Muslim League (P.M.L.) to become the country's prime minister for a third term, while the Indians also voted for a controversial Hindu nationalist leader.

Airstrikes Near Afghan Border Kill Dozens Of Militants

AP | By ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 07.20.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani warplanes and helicopters pounded militant hideouts near the Afghan border on Wednesday, killing 60 fighters, while a sho...

Former Pakistani President Pleads Not Guilty To Treason

Reuters | Syed Raza Hassan | Posted 05.30.2014 | World

(Updates with court rejecting application to leave country) By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD, March 31 (Reuters) - Former P...

The General Pakistan Can't Punish

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 03.18.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Pakistan's political history is full of dramas and clandestine deals but Musharraf's case involves more dramas than what is needed to understand why he is unlikely to face justice.

Troubled Future for Education in Pakistan?

Alayna Ahmad-Benson | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Alayna Ahmad-Benson

If Pakistan wants to be taken seriously within the international arena, it needs to consider serious educational reforms.

AfPak: 'Another Fine Mess' in US Killing of Taliban Chief Readying for Peace Talks?

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Perhaps there is a good explanation for why Mehsud had to die just as he moved into peace negotiations, negotiations which may well have failed. But none has been forthcoming.

Pakistan: Only 67 Civilians Died In Drone Attacks

AP | MUNIR AHMED and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD -- ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani government said Wednesday that 3 percent of 2,227 people killed in U.S. drone strikes since 2008 were ci...

Why South Asia Is the Next Tinderbox

Sunil Sharan | Posted 12.28.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

The Middle East is mired in sectarian strife, but with the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan next year, a bigger tinderbox awaits in South Asia.

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 ...

Pakistan Plans Anti-Terror Fight

Ben Barber | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ben Barber

Pakistan plans to unleash a new anti-terrorist strategy within two weeks in the violent commercial capital Karachi, said a senior advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hours after Sharif met President Obama at the White House Wednesday.

A Fresh Start For U.S.-Pakistani Relations?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 12.23.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

As President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meet in Washington today, American officials have struck a positive tone ahead of their talks.