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Viewing Pakistan from India

The extent of the political vacuum created by the murder of Benazir Bhutto has yet to be gauged, leaving India groping for a strategy to deal with the crisis. Indeed, the stakes for India in Pakistan&rsqu... Read More...
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Pakistan and Feudalism

The appointment of Benazir Bhutto’s son and husband to the leadership of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in the aftermath of her assassination may seem unexceptional given the dynastic tendenc... Read More...
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Pakistan’s Northeastern India Agenda

Lt. General Nadeem Taj, the current head of the ISI Pakistan’s Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence, already accused of ongoing support for Islamist terrorism in Kashmir and Afghanistan, has been snagged in... Read More...
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The Pakistan Army’s First Victory

The first-ever victory of the Pakistan Army in early July will be remembered as a landmark in the history of the country’s armed forces. Since the creation of Pakistan 60 years ago, on at least 10 o... Read More...
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A Pakistani Philanthropist’s Uphill Mission

When I wanted to meet Pakistan's best- known philanthropist, Abdul Sattar Edhi, naturally enough I thought I would make an appointment. My friend Owais just laughed. "If you want to meet him, you go there. If he is there, he will see you. If he is n... Read More...