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Ahmed Rashid

Lahore, Pakistan

Ahmed Rashid, a Pakistani journalist based in Lahore, was the Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review, for 22 years until the magazine was recently closed down. He presently writes for the Daily Telegraph in London, the International Herald Tribune, the New York Review of Books, BBC Online, The Nation, and academic and foreign affairs journals. He appears regularly on international TV and radio stations such as CNN and BBC World Service. Close.

Ahmed Rashid

Lahore, Pakistan

Ahmed Rashid, a Pakistani journalist based in Lahore, was the Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review, for 22 years until the magazine was recently closed down. more »

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October 22, 2007 2:42 PM

Hard Choices for Bhutto and Musharraf

LAHORE – The suicide bombers who attacked Benazir Bhutto’s convoy as it traveled through Karachi managed to kill 140 people and injure more than 550. But their real targets were free and fair elections, and a return to some kind of parliamentary democracy rather than continued military rule. The bombers failed to kill Bhutto, but they may have succeeded in paralyzing Pakistan’s political process.

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August 22, 2007 12:00 PM

Put This Question to Rest

This is a favorite question of Western analysts but it's an absurd question because Partition is a fact of life and a fact of history now for millions of Indians and Pakistanis.

Young Pakistanis just do not ask this question any longer and accept that they have to make Pakistan a better place. Going on about the past is just not what they are all about. On the 60th anniversary of independence, I think we should finally put this question to rest and think about what we can do to improve the lives of our citizens.




June 4, 2007 4:51 PM

Musharraf = Military Rule, Cannot Survive

Musharraf cannot survive the year. His actions over the past few months have pitted the armed forces against the Pakistani public and a section of the establishment that includes the judiciary and civil society. If Musharraf continues along this present path in defiance of public and judicial demands, he may plunge the country into civil war.

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January 3, 2007 6:30 AM

Taliban Attacks, Then Talks

Lahore, Pakistan - In Afghanistan, some Taliban leaders will open peace talks with the government of President Hamid Karzai, which will be supported by NATO, the U.S. and the international community.

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November 28, 2006 7:58 AM

Taliban Taking Back Afghanistan

Lahore, Pakistan - The majority of Afghans think the Taliban is winning its war against the government of President Hamid Karzai.

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November 6, 2006 4:52 PM

Fix Rumsfeld's Mess

Lahore, Pakistan - The first and most important act for a newly elected U.S. House and Senate is to impeach Donald Rumsfeld. The defense secretary waged incompetent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, undermined the U.S. military, introduced torture, destroyed U.S. credibility worldwide, lied to the American people, caused the unnecessary deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqi and Afghan civilians, failed to catch the perpetrators of 9/11 despite access to unlimited funds and caused the U.S. to enter a long period of isolation from the world.

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September 15, 2006 11:54 AM

Pressure Pakistan's Leadership

Lahore, Pakistan - The crisis in Afghanistan is a result of the failure of the international community to respond adequately after the Taliban regime was defeated in 2001. The Bush administration began preparations to invade Iraq just weeks after the Afghan war ended and divided the world community in the process.

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September 2, 2006 1:00 PM

Tribes Can Support Democracies

Lahore, Pakistan - "Traditional" tribal societies in many parts of the third world are often considered backward, discriminatory against women, and politically incorrect. However, states must still treat tribes with patience and political respect.

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August 12, 2006 12:22 PM

What The Air Terror Plot Means

Lahore, Pakistan - The terror plot uncovered by the British police today shows the hallmarks of al Qaeda operations and suggests that the alienation of Muslim immigrants from Western societies continues to aid terrorist recruitment. The plot's timing was likely meant to protest U.S. and British support for Israel's bombing of Lebanon.

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August 7, 2006 10:05 AM

Hezbollah Wont Seek Total Control

Lahore, Pakistan - Hezbollah's strength rests on the unqualified support of the Lebanese people. Hezbollah is unlikely to risk that support and plunge Lebanon into another civil war by trying to assert total political control once the war is over.

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