Posts Tagged ‘ Afghanistan ’

American militarism and its short- and long-term implications

September 21, 2012
Taj Hashmi
American militarism and its short- and long-term implications

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies …. There is an alternative to national bankruptcy, a bigger police state, trillion-dollar wars, and a government that draws ever more parasitically on the productive energies of the American people.”
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The way out of the Afghan abyss

March 21, 2012
David Rohde
The way out of the Afghan abyss

To a growing number of Americans, Afghanistan is a festering pit where the United States has no vital interests.
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Blowing up bin Laden’s house

March 7, 2012
Kayes Ahmed
Blowing up bin Laden’s house

As the night fell on Saturday February 25, 2012 in Abbottabad, Pakistan, the mechanised backhoes moved in and started demolishing the house bin Laden had lived for seven years
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Afghanistan: When “sorry” doesn’t butter the biscuit

March 4, 2012
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Afghanistan: When “sorry” doesn’t butter the biscuit

People who write Op-Ed pieces are not necessarily good reporters. Others are actually brilliant reporters. I fall into the former category. Whenever my editors have asked for a news piece
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A state in crisis

July 23, 2011
Asif Farooq
A state in crisis

Pakistan as a sovereign state is a geographic reality dictated by its boundary, but its internal and external strategic policy indicates that it is no less than a state in serious crisis. Furthermore, the identity that Pakistan as a country enshrines since its conception has become contorted as much as it remains an unfinished...
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Knowing the bad guys

May 6, 2011
Ramya Sarma
Knowing the bad guys

The news is full of it. And that does not imply what it commonly does in everyday casual lingo, honest! I was actually speaking of the locating and killing of Osama bin Laden, which fascinating topic has been the focus of all and every television news channel, newspaper, magazine (when printing schedules permit) and...
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The meaning of Bin Laden’s death

May 3, 2011
Hasan Zillur Rahim
The meaning of Bin Laden’s death

Justice must be served because, unlike revenge, justice is a moral imperative. Without justice, there can be no peace, no progress and no closure. With the commando raid in Abbottabad that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden, there is now a sense of closure, not just for the families of the victims of...
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Osama is dead, but is the world safer?

May 2, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
Osama is dead, but is the world safer?

Thirteen years after declaring war on America, Osama bin Laden is dead at American hands. In an operation run by American forces deep in Pakistan and next to its Military Academy, Osama died resisting. His son and few other relatives also died in the operation. Much of the world will heave a sigh...
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