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Joyless Justice: The Unhappy Legacy of Pakistan's Newly 'Independent' Judiciary

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

I am hopeful with the retirement of the infamous Chief Justice, Pakistan will not only have an independent judiciary but an unbiased one as well. Unlike Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, the remaining Justices are the true heroes of the Lawyers' Movement.

India-Pakistan: Zardari-Singh Meet and Beyond

Aparna Pande | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Aparna Pande

At the leadership level, it is well known that both President Zardari and Premier Singh personally desire better ties between their two countries and both have faced obstacles in their path towards this goal

A Pakistani Spring Since Birth?

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 04.02.2012 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

In 2011, there were few on the outside who could find space for optimism with Pakistan, even some of my Pakistani friends living in the States. "Peopl...

Desperately Seeking Mullah Omar

Michael Hughes | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

U.S. and Afghan intelligence have illustrated their desperation by spreading fabrications about Omar's death, hoping to provoke him to react with haste and angrily issue denials via statements or audio recordings that could give up his position.

What Really Killed Pakistan's Taseer

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Salman Taseer was a stranger in Pakistan. His millions of dollars, British mother, private relationships, and extravagant Western lifestyle could not possibly have been more in contrast with the population of Pakistan.

But the Air Base Is Safe, Right?

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allison Kilkenny

Ineptitude and corruption in Pakistan don't really concern U.S. officials. What concerns them is that Zardari cannot bring stability to a region that is the newest playground for the U.S.'s ever-evolving War on Terror.

$11-Million Monument to Benazir Bhutto: APPROVED

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

As flood waters ravage Pakistan's land and 20 million of its people, , yet another devastating blow has hit Pakistan: the government approved an $11-million statue of Benazir Bhutto. Yes, this is Pakistani taxpayer money.

Calling Pakistan's Floods 'Zardari's Katrina' is an Insult to George W. Bush

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Bush's Katrina gaffes simply resulted in a Democratic seizure of power, whereas the political fallout from the Zardari administration's incompetence will have far-reaching consequences.

General Kayani's "Silent Coup" in Pakistan: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

Pakistan in Ten Years: The Optimistic View

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard Schweber

So is Pakistan a failed state, or on its way out of the morass in which it presently finds itself? I think there are three reasons for Pakistan to be optimistic.

US-Pakistan Negotiations Leave Out Pakistani People

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Mull

The whole Strategic Dialogue is a farce. We're not accomplishing any of our national security goals in the AfPak region, we're actually making our problems worse!

Could Be a Late Night in Partystan

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

"Daddy, have you seen the car keys?" "On the table near the door -- you're going already?" "I'm late -- I told Marisa I'd pick her up on the way ...

Predator Drone Strikes Increasing, Carrying Out Operations For Pakistan

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama Administration has increased the scope of the U.S. government's two drone programs, writes Jane Mayer in an article in the New Yorker. "Acc...

Pakistan Courthouse Bombing Kills 16 In Peshawar

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A blast early Friday killed two police offers a day after a suicide bomber killed 19 people outside a courthouse in northwe...

Pakistan's Success Against Taliban May Influence Obama's Afghan Troop Decision

New York Times | SABRINA TAVERNISE and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Success in this region, in the remote mountains near the Afghan border, could have a direct bearing on how many more American troops are ultimately se...

Zardari Bans Jokes Ridiculing Him, Gets Ridiculed

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Under Pakistan's new Cyber Crimes Act, anyone who sends an insult or joke "slander[s] the political leadership of the country" through text, email, bl...

Pakistan Refugees Reluctant To Return For Lack Of Trust In Government Security

Kalsoom Lakhani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kalsoom Lakhani

Their caution, therefore, seems to be based on a lack of trust in the government to ensure services and security, as well as an overall fatigue from living with host families or in camps.

Pakistani Media Report Significant Meetings and FM Mullah

Rani Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rani Singh

A much heralded meeting between Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and newly reinstalled Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took place a few days ago.

The Dick Cheney Of Pakistan

Rani Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rani Singh

Gilani's entry into politics was via the Muslim League during General Zia-ul-Haq's martial law in 1978 when he was inducted into the party's Central Working Committee.

Pakistani President Zardari Absence Drawing Fire

FT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The absence of Pakistan's president Asif Ali Zardari from his country at a time when military operations against the Taliban have triggered the bigges...

Obama, Zardari, Karzai Meet To Discuss Taliban's Growing Strength

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration took on high-stakes diplomacy with the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan Wednesday, seeking more coopera...

Pakistan Attacks Taliban Militants Ahead Of Washington Talks

AP | ZARAR KHAN and CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TAKHT BAI, Pakistan — Pakistan launched air and ground attacks against up to 7,000 Taliban militants entrenched in a northwestern valley Wednesd...

Osama Bin Laden Believed Dead By Pak Intel: Zardari

AP | NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's president said Monday his intelligence agencies believe Osama bin Laden may be dead, but he added there is no proof. Othe...

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: Quagmire of the year: Hamas-Israel There is an endless amount of news this week dealing with Israelis and P...

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: Pakistan: Yet Another Path to Failure Facts: Pakistan's government arrests hundreds of "dissidents" includi...