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Peace in our time? All of a sudden, we're getting foreign affairs news that seems, well, good. The Israelis and Palestinians are restarting the long-stalled peace process. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has stepped down as army chief of staff and...
Since 9/11, the United States has placed greater importance on backing a Pakistani leader who will fight Islamic terrorism than on encouraging democracy for that troubled nation. The result is a country that is no more democratic and is now dangerously...
Tags: Benazir Bhutto, Civil Unrest, George W. Bush, Judd Gregg, Judges
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...
Tags: Crisis, Death, Benazir Bhutto, Democracy, Emergency Incidents
BRUCE HOFFMAN is a professor at Georgetown University and a senior fellow at West Point's Combating Terrorism Center. His most recent book is "Inside Terrorism."'AL QAEDA," President Bush declared confidently in October, "is on the run." The extremists, he said, had "played their hand." The masterminds of the organization had been "brought to justice." But just as we underestimated Al Qaeda before 9/11, we...
Hundreds of lawyers in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and around the world have been demonstrating in support of their brethren in Pakistan who were detained by police for protesting the suspension of that country's constitution early this month. Pakistan'...
Maulana Sufi Mohammed, a radical cleric who was freed last year after spending six years in jail for leading 10,000 Pashtun tribesmen in opposition to the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, has begun a new campaign. He is leading a peace march...
There are moments in history that prove decisive and mark a turning point for the future. The Civil War was such a moment in the United States. The fall of the Berlin Wall was such a moment for Germany and the European Union. Today is Pakistan's moment of...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs this country's political opposition looks for a leader after last week's assassination of Benazir Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif may be the last man standing. And his eyes are fixed upon a single goal: to get rid of his archenemy, the man who kicked him out...
Tags: Benazir Bhutto, Democracy, Prisons, Defense, Pakistan
Chicago Tribune's South Asia reporter Kim Barker received the questions you submitted about the recent turmoil in Pakistan. Have another question? Submit it here Didn't Musharraf used to be an American ally? Will the U.S. continue to support him...
The Swampby Frank James One of the most interesting stories today is the Washington Post piece on a new book which states that Benazir Bhutto, the former Pakistani premier who was assassinated last year, provided nuclear secrets back in the 1990s......
As Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, struggles to retain power, the United States finds itself in a familiar predicament, one that illustrates a recurring pathology in its foreign policy. Having yet again cast its lot with a strongman, Washington is...
Reporting from Istanbul, Turkey, and Islamabad, Pakistan -- A Pakistani court today freed nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan from unofficial house arrest, capping a rehabilitation that began almost from the moment he confessed in 2004 to providing sensitive...
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