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Pakistan

Bad Romance

February 16, 2010 // Dawn - Pakistan

Indeed, the fastest way to close a conversation in Pakistan is to accuse the opposing side of being backed by, or pandering to, Americans.

Afghanistan at a Turning Point

February 3, 2010 // The Nation - Pakistan

The United States of America and their allies are faced with a situation in Afghanistan, similar to the one the Soviets faced in 1989. Having suffered defeat, the Soviets asked for a safe exit, which was provided by the mujahideen and the Pakistan government. Obama’s new strategy in fact, is a veiled request for their safe exit.

Striving to Matter

February 3, 2010 // The Nation - Pakistan

Stripped of the finery of unctuous rhetoric, the infatuation between the US and India is based on something more basic. Muslim-baiting neo-cons in the US discovered that India, though poor, was rich in its depth of anti-Muslim prejudice, therefore, making it a useful ally.

Policy Shift Needed

February 2, 2010 // The Nation - Pakistan

How could he miss the fact that the previous government was forced into the war literally at gunpoint by Mr Bush who had warned us categorically that either we stood with him or with the terrorists. The policy of the use of force in the tribal areas, which was forcibly preached to us by the US, was a flawed one, as it has landed us in a great deal of trouble..

Welcome to the Stone Age

January 25, 2010 // The Nation - Pakistan

Even the best military plans are doomed to fail in the absence of an all encompassing national strategy. So far the entire might of ISAF and USA with full international support and massive resources has only resulted in ceding more areas to Taliban.

Dependence and its Consequences

January 25, 2010 // The Nation - Pakistan

One unkind and hard to swallow theory put forth by foreign commentators not truly enamoured by Pakistan is that it is the dependence which provokes the present Pakistani ‘hatred’ of the US, that it is also a form of self-hatred that develops between client states and their paymasters.
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