Tag: North Waziristan

Aljazeera English on Drone Attacks

The Listening Post, a weekly news show on Aljazeera, just aired their take on the drone attacks in Pakistan. I was asked to contribute a comment to this show, which is included in the show. I have also posted my full comment below the Aljazeera video. Aljazeera: The Listening Post  

Research Questions about Pakistan

Aima Agha, working on a research project on Pakistan, has sent us the following statement/ set of preliminary questions. She would be grateful if you could take a few moments to respond using the comment form. Moment or Movement?  The big question for those of us who follow Pakistani news – every now and then,…

Speechless

How does a president who has little to show for himself, his government, and his coalition partners, make a speech about achievements? President Asif Ali Zardari performed the usual ritual of rhetoric and denial in his March 22 speech to a joint session of Pakistan’s Parliament, with some prayers thrown in for good measure. Zardari…

drone do it

The general was refreshingly frank in his appraisal. “Myths and rumors about U.S. Predator strikes and casualty figures are many, but it’s a reality that most of those being killed … are hardcore elements, a sizable number of them foreigners,” said Maj. Gen. Ghayur Mehmood, general officer commanding in North Waziristan, earlier this month. After…