Category: Pakistan

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: The Siege of Islamabad – What Comes Next?

Pakistan is seeing a new level of instability

Farooq Tariq: Pakistan: A ‘soft’ military coup?

Late-night August 30 meetings by Khan and Tahir Qadri with the army chief General Raheel Sharif have been severely criticised by members of parliament as showing the weakness of the PMLN government

Preeti Kaur: Memory and Partition: You Can’t be Neutral on a Moving Train

This June marked the 30th anniversary of “Operation Blue Star”

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Medea Benjamin: The Dangerous Seduction of Drones

After 10 years of this remote-control killing, the Obama administration should seek effective solutions that adhere to international law.

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Medea Benjamin: Father of Pakistani Drone Victim Kidnapped by Pakistani State

Pakistanis we have talked to say this could only happen on orders from the United States, which did not want Khan speaking out in Europe against US policy

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Tariq Ali: Pakistan’s Future is Tied to the Taliban

With the impending withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, the time has come to talk – despite the horrific wave of bombings

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David Barsamian: Mohamed Bouazizi & the Arab Revolts

An interview with Rami Khouri

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Medea Benjamin: Drone strikes in Pakistan: Reapers of their Own Destruction

Most Pakistanis reject the Taliban and other extremists. But they also reject the American drones that violate their sovereignty and operate with impunity. The Pakistani resistance, along with growing opposition within the United States, has had an impact: the number of Predator and Reaper drone strikes in Pakistan has been steadily declining, from a high Read more…

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David Swanson: Drones from the Other Side

Imagine you awake to the sound of a machine noisily buzzing over your house, and another machine nearby in the sky, and another. These machines and others like them have been around for months. They never leave. While you live in the United States, the machines belong to the government of Pakistan. The machines are Read more…

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Juan Cole: Pakistani Family Testifies To Empty Room On Hill About US Drone That Killed Granny

Congressman Alan Grayson held a hearing on the Hill on Tuesday on civilian deaths in US drone strikes. A Pakistani family, the Ur Rahmans, testified on the death by drone of their grandmother while she was tending her garden. Nine-year-old Nabila Ur Rahman was injured in the strike that killed he grandmother. It was a Read more…

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