India's Nationalistic New Leader Just Made an Extraordinarily Warm Gesture Towards Pakistan
May 26, 2014
Too bad Pakistan can't reciprocate
How much did the Pakistani government know?
Talks With the Taliban: First Failure, Then Humiliation
February 04, 2014
Since it became apparent several years ago that both the Afghan and Pakistani states were either unable or unwilling to wage full-on war against the Taliban groups that plague both countries, the word on every diplomat's list has been "talks." Sittin
An Absolutely Frightening Story in 'The New York Times'
October 29, 2013
The superb story by Matthew Rosenberg in The New York Times on Tuesday, casually titled 'U.S. Disrupts Tack on Militants,' is actually one of the scarier things written about Afghanistan in quite a while. (And that is saying something).
One way: to recover as gracefully as 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai has from being shot in the face
Don't Let the (Creative) Terrorists Win
September 22, 2013
It has been a gruesome 48 hours. On Saturday, in Kenya, at least 68 people were slaughtered when gunmen from Somalia's Shahab extremist group entered a mall and started firing indiscriminately.
Finally, a Munich Analogy That Makes Sense
September 17, 2013
Rare is the occasion when you can invoke Munich without embarrassment.
Why the Latest Snowden Leaks about Pakistan Are Scary
September 02, 2013
In a blockbuster story in The Washington Post, Greg Miller, Craig Whitlock and Barton Gellman detail more aspects of the United States's so called "black budget," which was revealed by Edward Snowden in leaks to the newspaper.
The Heroism of Malala
July 12, 2013
This morning, Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist the Taliban shot in the head in 2012 in an attempt to silence her crusade for girls’ education, addressed the United Nations in her first public speech since her attempted assasination.
Obama's Speech May Have Made His Drone Problem Worse
May 23, 2013
President Barack Obama included many powerful phrases in his speech Thursday at the National Defense University.