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Kashmiri dispute looms large in politics of South Asia

S. Azmat Hassan (blog)

Kashmiri dispute looms large in politics of South Asia

The dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir has been ongoing since the 1940's and impacts security throughout the region. Worldfocus contributing blogger S.Azmat Hassan argues that settling the conflict there should be as urgent a foreign policy goal for the United States as working towards peace in the Middle East.

Posted: December 14, 2009 13:12   Comments: 7
Five U.S. Muslims held by Pakistan for alleged militant links

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Five U.S. Muslims held by Pakistan for alleged militant links

For much of this week, the mysterious story of five young Muslim Americans has been unfolding in Pakistan and in the U.S. The suspects, who lived in the Washington, D.C. area and allegedly wanted to fight against America in Afghanistan, were detained by Pakistani authorities. To learn more, Edie Magnus interviews Irshad Manji, author of "The Trouble with Islam Today."

Posted: December 11, 2009 09:32   Comments: 31
Obama green lights expansion of Pakistan drone program

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Obama green lights expansion of Pakistan drone program

The president's decision is said to be necessary as militant leaders seek new places to hide. But in the past, Pakistani leaders have objected to the strikes, saying they have caused too many civilian deaths. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Ahmad Kamal, Pakistan's former Ambassador to the United Nations.

Posted: December 4, 2009 14:54   Comments: 46
Pakistani army offensive faces huge obstacles in Waziristan

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Pakistani army offensive faces huge obstacles in Waziristan

Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the offensive in South Waziristan, Pakistan -- and the latest developments in Afghanistan. Also, Kamal Hyder of Al Jazeera English reports from South Waziristan.

Posted: November 18, 2009 17:13   Comments: 1
The games they play with children in my war-torn land

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The games they play with children in my war-torn land

Nukhbat Malik writes for World Pulse, a Worldfocus partner that features women's voices from around the world. In this entry she describes the chilling experience of meeting children scarred by war in the town of Hasan Abdal in northern Punjab, Pakistan.

Posted: November 17, 2009 14:31   Comments: 1
U.S. plan would halt ‘inside job’ to divert Pakistani warheads

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U.S. plan would halt ‘inside job’ to divert Pakistani warheads

Pakistan has 80-100 nuclear warheads, making it the world's 6th or 7th leading nuclear power. In this week's New Yorker, Seymour Hersh writes about a secret plan by the Obama administration to use American troops to protect Pakistan's nuclear assets. Daljit Dhaliwal talks to Hersh about why the Taliban overrunning Islamabad is not the greatest concern.

Posted: November 10, 2009 15:33   Comments: 1
Afghanistan’s “bravest woman” criticizes government

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Afghanistan’s “bravest woman” criticizes government

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al Kassim interviews Malalai Joya -- the first Afghan woman to be elected to parliament. She has openly challenged the Afghan government, U.S. and NATO military presence, warlords and the Taliban.

Posted: November 6, 2009 14:54   Comments: 16
Daily life goes on in war-torn Pakistan

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Daily life goes on in war-torn Pakistan

The Pakistani military has been aggressively going after militant groups -- after seemingly incessant terrorist attacks in many parts of the country. But we don't hear much about the toll on average Pakistanis and how they cope with the menace of militant attacks. Daljit Dhaliwal talks about everyday life in Lahore with Saeed Shafqat.

Posted: November 5, 2009 12:38   Comments: 1
For Google Maps, diplomacy trumps geography

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For Google Maps, diplomacy trumps geography

Google has customized their Maps application to reflect border disputes around the world. While border disputes predate the Internet -- and are unlikely to go away any time soon -- Google has at least managed a temporary diplomatic resolution in cyberspace.

Posted: November 3, 2009 12:18   Comments: 2
Hillary Clinton’s message to Pakistan

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Hillary Clinton’s message to Pakistan

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about Hillary Clinton's three-day visit to Pakistan. For the past few years, Pakistan has been visited by many senior U.S. military officials, but Clinton has been unique in emphasizing human development as a key ingredient in counter-terrorism.

Posted: November 2, 2009 13:20   Comments: 4

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