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Pakistan Terrorists

Pakistan's Tolerance of Jihadis Backfires Badly

Husain Haqqani | Posted 12.17.2014 | World
Husain Haqqani

The policy of allowing militant groups to operate on Pakistani soil has proved disastrous. The jihadi militants do not accept the neat divisions between global, regional and local conflicts. Once they are convinced of the righteousness of their cause, they are willing to fight and blow themselves up anywhere. Rising militancy coupled with a significant decline in the capacity of the state has enabled Pakistan-based jihadi groups to wreak havoc not only in India and Afghanistan but also in Pakistan and its friendly neighbors, Iran and China.

It's High Time to Quell the Insurgency in Pakistan

Madiha Shah Modi | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Madiha Shah Modi

A full scale military operation to rid Pakistan of the scourge of terrorism in the country's tribal belt has sparked a national debate, and defense analysts and experts on Afghan affairs and militancy have begun shedding light on the Karachi airport attack. Given that Pakistan has already reportedly suffered 49,000 casualties -- including the loss of more than 15,000 security personnel in its fight against homegrown insurgency -- and given the prospects of full throttle action against the militants in coming days, the government needs to focus on formulating an effective strategy to avoid civilian casualties in future situations. Hence, it is the high time to quell the insurgency through employing all the resources available.

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.

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.

GOP Senator Weighs Military Action Against Pakistan

AP | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

Associated Press WASHINGTON -- A Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee said Sunday that the U.S. should consider military action agains...

Consensus, Not Conflict

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 10.10.2011 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

Politicians negotiating positions, impassioned youth taking to the streets, public debate about important issues -- these are the signs that the people of Pakistan have embraced democracy, not that they are turning it away.

Pakistan Suicide Bombers Kill 50 People

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Two militants wearing vests studded with explosives and bullets blew themselves up outside a government-backed meeting of a...

Pakistanis Prioritize Economy Over Terrorism: Poll

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the Pakistani military pressed its campaign to root out Taliban militants from three districts northwest of the capital, a new poll showed that an ...

Pakistan: Sri Lankan Cricket Team Attacked By Gunmen With Rifles, Grenades, Rocket Launchers (VIDEO)

AP | RIZWAN ALI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

***SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO*** LAHORE, Pakistan - At least a dozen men ambushed Sri Lanka's cricket team with rifles, grenades and rocket launchers Tuesd...

Anguished Indian Public Presses Leaders For Answers

New York Times | SOMINI SENGUPTA and GRAHAM BOWLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MUMBAI, India -- At least two senior Indian officials have now resigned over their failure to thwart the horrific attacks in Mumbai last week, as furt...