Category: Pakistan

Farooq Sulehria: Reading Trotsky in Pakistan

A short history of Pakistan’s Trotskyist Left, and a plea for re-evaluation

Farooq Sulehria: Peshawar School Tragedy

Frequent remote-control bombings and Fidai missions have claimed over 70000 lives in Pakistan since 9/11

Pervez Hoodbhoy: The War Within Islam

International jihad, in part created and supervised by the U.S. to undermine the Soviet Union, has exacerbated divisions that are fuelling bloodshed

Pervez Hoodbhoy: Obama the Traveling Nuclear Salesman Just Went to India

Indian public money is being used to shield U.S. corporations from liabilities in the event of a disaster involving an American supplied reactor

Vijay Prashad: Good Islamists, bad Islamists and the playthings of power

People in power are playing very treacherous games. Consideration of the chaos that they spin does not bother them. The cost is borne elsewhere than in the halls of power

Pervez Hoodbhoy: Mosque versus state

The mosque in Pakistan is now no longer just a religious institution. Instead it has morphed into a deeply political one that seeks to radically transform culture and society

Pervez Hoodbhoy: The Peshawar School Massacre Was Not Pakistan’s 911 Moment

Massive militant establishments now hold the Pakistani state hostage

Juan Cole: Desperate Pakistani Taliban, on the ropes, attack Army School in Peshawar

Peshawar has geopolitical implications and really is the work of persons organized to pressure civilians on policy by routinely blowing them up–the very definition of terrorism

Tariq Ali: The Destabilization of Pakistan

Interview on the attack in Peshawar

Pervez Hoodbhoy: Why does Malala Yusufzai’s Nobel Bother so Many on the Left?

It is surely time for one-track leftists to learn that we live in a multiple-tracked world

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