Posts Tagged: Pakistan

War, instability, and high oil prices have created a perfect storm of profit for the world’s weapons manufacturers. This year, FPIF columnist Frida Berrigan reports, defense military analysts predict the biggest arms bonanza since 1993 ... which is saying something because in the aftermath of the first Gulf War the global industry reaped the benefits of a $42 billion arms race.

The Taliban is Back

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bush administration, Iraq, Taliban, warlords, drug lords, opium, women's issues, civilian casualties, corruption

Engaging Islam

Should the United States emphasize democracy or humanist religious traditions in its approach to global Islam? FPIF's Najum Mushtaq and Abdeslam Maghraoui of the U.S. Institute of Peace offer two different answers.
The Bush administration is supporting the reform of Islam from within. But this faith-based approach is undemocratic, ignorant of the complexities of Islam, and ultimately doomed to fail.
Pakistan has been a key U.S. ally on counter-terrorism. But it looks like Musharaff may no longer be “our man in Pakistan.”
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