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  • Pakistan's problems start at the top

    Gen. Pervez Musharraf seized power in Pakistan eight years ago, claiming that the army had to step in to save the country from corrupt and incompetent politicians. Since then, he has run both the army and the government himself, with the connivance of a...
  • Bush's best-laid plans

    Viewed from a historian's perspective, the Bush administration since 9/11 has ransacked the past to conjure up comforting expectations for the future. President Bush excels in this exercise, expressing confidence that the "untamed fire of freedom" will...
  • Middle East 'proportionality'

    Middle East 'proportionality'
    Since Dec. 27, when Israel began its aerial bombardment of Gaza, killing hundreds of Palestinians -- reportedly more than 200 the first day -- the word most frequently used by the world media is "proportionality." How many bombs, it is asked, should...
  • How India beat the odds

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ At midnight on Aug. 15, 1947, a new, independent India was born on a subcontinent racked with violence, ripped apart by a bloody partition. It came into being as flames blazed across the land, as corpse-...
  • All lines lead to Delhi

    Shortly before the fall of the vast, wealthy Mughal reign -- the one that managed to generate one-fifth of the world's wealth in 1600 and gave us the anglicized word "mogul" -- a leader is said to have shrugged off an impending foreign invasion by saying,...
  • Apparent Osama bin Laden tape coincides with Obama visit

    Apparent Osama bin Laden tape coincides with Obama visit
    Just as President Obama arrived in the Middle East on Wednesday to deliver his long-planned appeal for mutual understanding, the Arab world heard from a competing voice: Osama bin Laden, accusing the American president via audiotape of sowing hatred. The...
  • Beyond Benazir

    Before the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on Thursday, Pakistan was arguably the world's most unstable nuclear power. Now there's no argument. With the country's strongest hope for a democratic future now lying entombed near her...
  • Bhutto's son and husband take the helm of her party

    Acting in accordance with her last wishes, Benazir Bhutto's party Sunday named her 19-year-old son as its ceremonial leader and her widowed husband as the executor of its day-to-day affairs as violence that had flared in Pakistan after her assassination...
  • After Bhutto

    It has taken less than a week for the tragedy of Benazir Bhutto's assassination to segue into the farce of a potentially disastrous dynastic succession. The slain former prime minister, a woman of enormous strengths and flaws, certainly had the legitimacy...
  • Can a dictator oversee an election?

    Today, Curtis and Katulis discuss Pakistan's upcoming elections. Yesterday, they debated whether fighting terrorism is worth giving U.S. foreign aid to an undemocratic regime. Later in the week, they'll discuss Benazir Bhutto, how losing Pakistan's...
  • Fighting terror without Pakistan

    Today, Center for American Progress senior fellow Brian Katulis and Heritage Foundation senior research fellow Lisa Curtis debate the impact of breaking the U.S.-Pakistan alliance. Previously, they debated U.S. foreign aid to the country, prospects for...