Regions / Pakistan
Does conventional thinking that Afghanistan will revert to the Taliban upon U.S. and NATO withdrawal need to be reexamined?
The price for using Dr. Shakil Afridi to gain access to the Abbottabad compound was the deaths of young women and citizens left unvaccinated.
Pakistan's perceived need for nuclear weapons may be vastly overstated.
Just because the cliche that Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires is repeated ad nauseam doesn't mean it's not true.
Extremist Islamist militants also sow confusion about the intentions of the Pakistani state and military.
Just as it did in Afghanistan and Iraq, the CIA and U.S. military act on bad intel when designating targets for drone attacks.
A hole in the ground, stained in blood, where a family once lived peacefully--is this to be the calling card of America's counterterrorism campaign in Pakistan?
The term "double tapping" fails to do justice to a military tactic that's arguably sociopathic.
Killing someone because they look like they're "up to no good" doesn't really pass legal muster.
Oblivious to his status as the greatest nuclear thief in history, A.Q. Khan has started his own political party in Pakistan.