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US Aid to Pakistan

The $800 Million Game

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 09.11.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

Despite anger by lawmakers, a bill to freeze the $2 billion aid package to Pakistan failed to pass Congress. Now comes news the Obama administration has canceled $800 million of aid, purportedly to persuade Islamabad to do more to combat terrorism.

Pakistan's DoubleSpeak

Sunil Adam | Posted 07.10.2011 | Comedy
Sunil Adam

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Pakistan Army: Earn Your Keep

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

The world's most wanted terrorist was a block away from the army garrison. This incident is not the first time the Pakistan Army has made claims that strained credulity.

Leaks Show US Government Always Knew That Pakistan Was Misusing US Taxpayers' Money

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

In an ideal world, the result of these revelations would be that taxpayers' money would stop being misused like this. But I think that in the current political climate, that is actually far too ambitious.

Solving the Global Food Crisis: The Case for a "Poverty Czar"

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bruce Friedrich

Addressing global poverty at its roots means recognizing that the most significant factors driving up food costs are the diversion of crops to biofuels and the growing demand for meat.