Posts About Pakistan
Want to understand Pakistan's challenges? Don't look at the Swat Valley. Look at the lawyers' movement.
The political stars are finally aligned for India and Pakistan to end this conflict.
Pakistan fears a foreign threat to its nuclear program, but domestic problems could bring the country down much more swiftly.
Here's how the two sides plan to improve their tenuous friendship when Zardari visits Washington this week.
He needs a bold course change before his upcoming U.S. visit if he wants to resurrect his country. Here's how.
India feels like a country confidently embracing the future and well on its way toward getting there; Pakistan feels wracked by the torment of becoming modern.
A positive step, but not the solution to Pakistan's problems.
The issue of reinstatement is not about whether Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry is corrupt or not, but simply a matter of what is constitutionally right.
With President Zardari forced to reverse his bans on political opponents, is Pakistan on the brink or is this a positive sign? What, if anything, can the West do to help maintain stability and democracy?...
Who or what is the so-called “West” and how can it “help” Pakistan when it doesn’t understand how the country really functions?
Reinstating Pakistan's judges is a good start. Here's what's needed to make that kind of change last.
PostGlobal is launching a series of daily video discussions with moderator and Washington Post columnist David Ignatius. Check this space each day for David's three-minute thoughts on the day's most pressing foreign story, or this week's critical issue he thinks...
Not all Islamic militants are global jihadists.
Stop throwing money at Pakistan. Start encouraging it to fight its own war.
Pakistan looks to the world to bail it out of its turmoil - but it must clean up its own house first.
The two countries are ultimately an extension of one another and therefore must recognize that attacks and counterattacks will reverberate across their borders.
We must understand and appreciate that militant attacks of this sort are a problem for both India and Pakistan, and that dealing with them by more saber rattling will achieve nothing but tension.
Whether justified or not, India shall be hard-pressed to adopt an American-style, "Bush Doctrine" posture of preemptive strikes against terrorists, or a policy of hitting back at any cost similar to adopted by Thatcherist Britain during the Falklands Episode.
Every nation has the right for self-defense to deflect real threats coming from any other nation. India, however, knows that it cannot emulate America because Pakistan is not Iraq or Afghanistan.
If India discovers that another Mumbai plot is on the way from Pakistan, what should it do? What right of unilateral self-defense should international law allow?