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Social Media: Asia/Pacific: Central/North Asia: Pakistan

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for the Asia/Pacific/Central/North Asia/Pakistan Region

Lamentation of Asia Bibi’s Case: The State Submitted before Extremists
Lamentation of Asia Bibi’s Case: The State Submitted before Extremists

Asia Bibi, a poor woman who is Christian (a minority religion in Pakistan) and a mother of 5 children was accused of blasphemy 8 years ago. She was acquitted by the Supreme Court but the State has ... Read More...



Memogate Reveals Pakistan’s Hand
Memogate Reveals Pakistan’s Hand
Author analyzes Pakistan Memogate, its aftermath, and what it tells us about US-Pakistan relations. By Mickey Kupecz. (first appeared in E-IR, 11/30/2011) Read More...


McCain Visit to Pakistan, India Reflects Wisdom of Decoupling
McCain Visit to Pakistan, India Reflects Wisdom of Decoupling
Author analyzes Sen. McCain's recent visit to Central Asia and its reflection of emerging US policy. By Michael Kupecz. (08/27/2011) Read More...


The Existential Crisis in Pakistan Explored
The Existential Crisis in Pakistan Explored
Author examines internal and external crises affecting Pakistan. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood (07/18/2011) Read More...


Hope for a safe and stable Pakistan? Look toward the judiciary
Hope for a safe and stable Pakistan? Look toward the judiciary
Authors argue that a key to a stable Pakistan is through judicial reform. By Irshad Panhwer & Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington. (01/25/2011) Read More...


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Interview with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh discusses Afghanistan, Pakistan and other issues facing India. (Washington Post, 11/22/2009) Read More...


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Waziristan or Bust
The Pakistani military has been sleeping with the enemy while keeping the civilian government down. By Ahmed Rashid (YaleGlobal, 10/19/2009). Read More...


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Pakistan: The Next Nuclear Nightmare?
The attack on the army headquarters in Rawalpindi, Pakistan and the growing feeling of insecurity in the world's second largest Muslim country. By Bruce Riedel (The Brookings Institution 10/13/2009) Read More...


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States of Conflict: An Update
The authors examine the conditions of Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan; particularly how well the counterinsurgency and stabilization efforts are faring. By Jason Campbell, Michael E. O'Hanlon and Jere... Read More...


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Pakistanis View U.S. Aid Warily
This article discusses the cautiousness of Pakistani's regarding America's proposed aid package. It provides exceptional insight into development's role in the Afghanistan War and how critical it is ... Read More...


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The central importance of central Asia
Authors argue that the EU must act now to limit the spillover from Afghanistan's and Pakistan's instability. If not, it will pay later. By Erik Brattberg and Mark Rhinard. (EuropeanVoice, 09/11/2009... Read More...


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Battle Begins When Fighting Ends in Pakistan
To be sure, the fighting isn’t over, but the hard part is actually what comes next. Success will be short lived without a comprehensive, long-term strategy to ensure stability. By David Kampf (Asia Ch... Read More...


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Authoritarianism in Pakistan
This article deciphers the formative and differing impacts that British colonialism left on Pakistan and India, especially in terms of the role of military. By Zoltan Barany. (Policy Review, August... Read More...


Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Intersection of National Security and International Justice
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Intersection of National Security and International Justice
Interview with Tyler Moselle, Program Manager and Interim Executive Director at Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy on the conflicts in Afghanistan and Pakistan about understa... Read More...


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Where the Real Fight Is
Article argues that Pakistan, not Afghanistan, should be the focus of Obama's war on terror. By Michael Cohen & Parag Khanna (Foreign Policy, 07/16/2009). Read More...


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Changing Focus in Pakistan
The local participatory approach to development is an alternative to the terribly wasteful and even harmful top-down approach to international aid used previously in Pakistan. By Yossef Ben-Meir. (Asi... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Stephen Cohen
IA-Forum Interview: Stephen Cohen
IA-Forum speaks with Stephen Cohen, senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, about Pakistan's future. By Cynthia Iris (05/27/2009) Read More...


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Change We Can’t Believe In
Pakistan's military has used the threat from militant groups to maintain power, delegitimize the civilian government and—most crucial of all—keep aid flowing from the United States, says Fareed Zakari... Read More...


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How Dangerous Are the Taliban?
The Taliban and al Qaeda may not pose enough of a threat to the United States to make a long war in Afghanistan worth the costs, writes John Mueller. (Foreign Affairs, 04/15/2009) Read More...


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Dancing To The Terrorists' Tune
The lack of faith between India and Pakistan is preventing a concerted effort to combat terrorist threats. By Jawed Nazvi (DAWN, 04/02/2009) Read More...


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A Dangerous Void in Pakistan
As the US plans to send more troops to Afghanistan, the country next door seems rudderless. By Ahmed Rashid. (YaleGlobal, 03/04/2009) Read More...


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Pakistan's All-Weather Friend
China offers investment, aid and expressions of brotherly love to its neighbor and Cold War-era ally. By Shahan Mufti. (Global Post, 02/18/2009) Read More...


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Banking on Mobiles: Why, How, for Whom?
For customers, mobile banking presents a delicate balance between a conceptually powerful opportunity and practical challenges. How is the potential of Mobile Banking? (CGAP, Jun, 2008) Read More...


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Failed States: Fixing a Broken World
Failing states continue to pose a threat to both their neighbors and the greater international community. A close examination of recent history reveals varying correlations between failed or weak stat... Read More...


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U.S.: Mumbai Massacre Seen as Major Blow to Regional Strategy
The recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai by militant Islamists, resulting in more than 170 deaths, may lessen the prospects for an Indo-Pakistani détente, which many consider a crucial element in stabil... Read More...


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Zombie Spooks Ravage Pakistan
Pro-Islamist elements of Pakistan’s largest intelligence service, ISI, have been a conspicuous part of the directorate for 30 years, purposely positioned by the government to employ Islamic conservati... Read More...


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U.S. Study Is Said to Warn of Crisis in Afghanistan
A forthcoming National Intelligence Estimate to be issued after the November elections cautions a decline for Afghanistan’s central authority. Among the factors cited are continued cross-border attac... Read More...


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Pakistan's new spy chief
Pakistan chooses former head of Military Operations as Director General of its intelligence agency, ISI. This and more than a dozen other appointments come amidst US concerns over ISI loyalties and p... Read More...


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C.I.A. Outlines Pakistan Links With Militants
Addressing continuing concerns about ISI loyalties, the CIA confronts Pakistan with evidence of ties between its intelligence service and militant groups operating in the country’s tribal areas. By M... Read More...


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Pakistan on the Brink
Mismanaged “war on terror” has stirred extremism, threatening to rip Pakistan apart, writes Ahmed Rashid. (Yale Global, 09/19/2008) Read More...


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