Pakistan
Down with Drone War Silence

Down with Drone War Silence

While Malala Yousafzai bravery deserved the attention it received, it lies in stark contrast to the many other innocent victims of political violence in Pakistan. Indeed, the Drone War continues with hardly a mention in the U.S. media. It is not hard to imagine that if Malala lived in a different village, she could just as well have been killed by a Predator drone as by the Taliban—and we’d know nothing about her courage.

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Pakistan: The Real Swing State

Pakistan: The Real Swing State

A recent poll found that 43 percent of Pakistanis claimed they should have the right to vote in U.S. elections. “After all,” says Rahat Khan, a 27-year-old who manages supply orders at a construction company in Islamabad, “all of the decisions made about Pakistan are made in America.”

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Six Global Issues The Foreign Policy Debates Won’t Touch

Six Global Issues The Foreign Policy Debates Won’t Touch

In the interest of keeping vital global issues in the discussion, Foreign Policy in Focus reached out to scholars at the Institute for Policy Studies—our institutional home—to sketch out progressive perspectives on the world issues we don’t expect to get fair treatment in the debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Without an informed citizenry, these crucial topics will always fall by the wayside. So read up, and share widely!

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