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Convincing Bush

May 18, 2008 // The Nation - Pakistan - English

ONE hopes Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani would be able to convince President Bush of the futility of Washington's policy of resolving the complex issue of militancy through use of force alone. The policy has failed to deliver in Afghanistan, where indiscriminate use of military power has led to the killing of [Read more]

Is U.S. Becoming Responsive to New Realities?

April 10, 2008 // Pakistan Observer - Pakistan - English

The United States is sending contradictory signals to Pakistan in connection with the war on terror after the advent of the new democratic government in Pakistan as a result of the February 18 national polls that sent President Musharraf’s political castle crumbling down with PML(Q)’s humiliating defeat. It’s [Read more]

Merchants of Death

April 9, 2008 // DAWN - Pakistan - English

The words of CIA director, Michael Hayden, in an interview with the NBC television network are ominously reminiscent of the dark days of 2003 when one heard the drumbeat of war incessantly emanating from the White House, Pentagon and 10 Downing Street. At that time, it was claimed that Iraq presented ‘a clear and [Read more]

Democracy to Determine New Pakistan-U.S. Ties

March 27, 2008 // The Nation - Pakistan - English

The people's mandate of February 18 has ushered Pakistan into a new era of democratic order, which demands a fresh look to establish a meaningful Pak-US relationship. However, we have to be mindful of some US scholars and opinion makers, such as Arnaud de Borchgrave, the editor of Washington Times and United Press who [Read more]

Wages of War on Terror

March 15, 2008 // DAWN - Pakistan - English

Ambiguity surrounds Wednesday’s missile strike in North Waziristan by the American-led coalition forces based in Afghanistan. The attack killed two women and two children and none of the militants. The Pakistan Army spokesman says the army has launched a protest with the coalition forces; the latter say they had [Read more]
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