Tag Archives: Taliban

America Mourns Peshawar School Massacre

Pakistani community across the United States is in a state of shock over the massacre by Taliban terrorists at a school in Peshawar. Vigils in dozens of cities and towns across the US are attracting thousands of people.

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What Next After Pakistan School Terror Attack?

The Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar has left Pakistanis stunned and shocked. In what is being called the worst terrorist attack in Pakistan's history, terrorists massacred 141 people including 132 students. Will it unite the nation that has taken years to decide who its real enemy is?

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New Era in Russia-Pakistan Relations?

Bilateral ties have long been rocky, but a recent defense deal marks a turning point.

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Talking to the Taliban, Again

As foreign military forces prepare to complete their withdrawal from combat operations in Afghanistan at the end of the year and as it becomes increasingly clear that large swathes of territory will remain under Taliban control, aid organizations have felt both compelled and empowered to talk to them.

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Malala Brings Home the Nobel

For many in her hometown of Swat and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the significance of a Pashtun girl wining the Nobel is clear. To them it is an historic event from which Malala Yousafzai has emerged, perhaps somewhat incongruously, as mythical a figure as Malalai of Maiwand, the Pashtun folk hero who rallied Pashtun fighters against the British troops during the second Anglo-Afghan War.

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Tightrope Walk for the New Afghan Leader

International community’s response to Afghanistan’s unity government deal seems to be over-optimistic. It’s a curt reminder of political wheeling and dealing in a nascent democracy that remains mired in primitive tribalism and warlordism.

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The Dangers in Afghanistan’s Political Deal

Afghanistan’s new unity government undermines its democratic institutions and many on the Afghan street mince no words to say it.

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Future Uncertain for Afghan Women

Women and girls may face an uncertain future in Afghanistan at the end of U.S. combat operations in December of this year, says a new report by Council on Foreign Relations. It makes several recommendations for preserving and extending the gains made by Afghan women and girls over the past decade.

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Malala: The Journalistic Ethics of Source Well-being

Malala’s security was not an issue as long as the poor child served the editorial interests of the elite media outlets.

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Pakistan Under Siege

Pakistan successfully foiled a terrorist attack on the country's largest airport. But the ten attackers, all of whom were killed, did succeed in highlighting the country's failure in winning the intelligence war, which holds the key to rooting out terrorism from its soil.

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