NewsClick Production / December 23, 2012
Senior Journalist Seema Mustafa discusses with NewsClick the current political scenario in Pakistan. She says the Pakistani Taliban and terrorism within is a major problem in Pakistan. The pull-out of US troops from Afghanistan, slated in 2014 is also a major worry for Pakistan. In the ensuing General Elections in 2013, She feels the PPP led by Zardari, is better placed to make a come back.
Fahim Zaman, Courtesy:Dawn, October 15, 2012
Right-wing political parties and some of the religious groups appear to be trying hard to somehow confuse the issue by interlinking the TTP attack over teenage Malala Yousufzai with drones attacking North Wazirstan.
Vijay Prashad, Courtesy: Asia Times, August 27, 2012
At the sidelines of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Tehran, Iran, the governments of Afghanistan, India and Iran will hold a small conclave.
Fahim Zaman, dawn.com, May 19, 2011
The Abbottabad Operation not only ended the American quest for the most wanted fugitive in the world, it also exposed the ‘incompetence’ of Pakistan’s military establishment.
Lewis Lapham, TomDispatch.com, December 12, 2010
Let’s consider for a moment the fates of two men who took unique paths in military life and whose careers were once intertwined: General David Petraeus, now our Afghan War commander, and his former subordinate General Stanley McChrystal, our former Afghan War commander before he became the first general since Douglas MacArthur to be axed by a president -- in his case, for a Rolling Stone version of “loose lips sink ships” (or administrations). Petraeus, the most political U.S.
Tariq Ali, Guernica, June 2010
The esteemed historian and novelist on how there is only one path for the United States in Afghanistan: withdrawal. The following talk was given on April 19 to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the London Review of Books. Afghanistan now is at a critical stage.
Zeeshan Haider, Reuters, 23 October 2009
A Taliban suicide bomber killed eight people outside a key Pakistani airforce facility Friday, with officials quick to deny suggestions the target was linked to the country's nuclear program.
Robert Birsel, Reuters, 12 October 2009
A suicide bomber killed 41 people in an attack on a Pakistani military convoy passing through a market on Monday as the Taliban claimed responsibility for a weekend raid on the army's headquarters.
Jason Burke and Chris McGreal, The Guardian, 8 October 2009
The Taliban have said they pose no threat to the west, in a statement apparently intended to influence the debate over the future of the war in Afghanistan.