Tag: pakistan

Ali Dayan Hasan: The Wrong Kind of Pakistani

April 2014

On the invention of “the liberal extremist” and the attempted assassination of a friend.

Hasan Altaf: Making Martyrs

April 2014

Why the book I Am Malala is too simple an answer, the narrator too quick a martyr and the narrative too slyly an ode.

Playing Favorites

February 2014

If a company were to commit to decline all government censorship surveillance requests, it would be able to do business precisely nowhere.

On the Road to Islamabad

November 2013

Investigating the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, the UN lead commissioner recalls the surveillance and corruption that obstructed his team’s search for answers.

Cora Currier: What We Still Don’t Know About Drones

November 2013

The government's tally of civilian deaths, and guidelines on who can be targeted, just to name a few.

Guernica Films: Measure of a Life

November 2013

Face-to-face with survivors of one of the most infamous drone strikes in Pakistan.

Dilip Hiro: A World in Which No One Is Listening to the Planet’s Sole Superpower

October 2013

Dilip Horo writes about America's impotence in front of the deepening quagmire in the Middle East.

Mystery Is All There Is

August 2013

The prize-winning novelist on learning English by copying out Moby Dick, politics in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and his compulsion to write from a terrorist’s perspective.

The Sea Floor

August 2013

In a pile, like sea anemones, the boys’ penises were dusted with sand and, in the starlight, bluish.

Vipralambha (Union Through Separation)

July 2013

Two Dubai-based artists explore a history of political and social tension through border-crossing sounds.

Rafia Zakaria: The Tragedies of Other Places

April 2013

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, a columnist for Pakistan’s largest English newspaper reflects on why violent attacks leave a more lasting impression if they happen on American soil.

Sebastian Rotella: Terror Group Recruits From Pakistan’s ‘Best and Brightest’

April 2013

Lashkar-e-Taiba is an institution well-embedded in Pakistani Society.

Cora Currier: How Does the U.S. Mark Unidentified Men in Pakistan and Yemen as Drone Targets?

March 2013

How exactly does the U.S. government define 'militant activity'?

Cora Currier: The Drone War Doctrine We Still Know Nothing About

February 2013

Most drone strikes are directed at unidentified targets—not U.S. citizens or known Al Qaeda leaders—with murky justification.

Sebastian Rotella: Judge Gives American 35 Years for Plotting Deadly Mumbai Terror Attack

January 2013

David Coleman Headley's testimony against Pakistan's intelligence agency helped him avoid the death penalty.

Sebastian Rotella: Support for Mumbai Terror Group Lands Chicagoan 14-Year Prison Term

January 2013

Tahawwur Rana sentenced to 14 years in prison for working with the group involved in Mumbai terrorist attacks.

Ashwaq Masoodi: How I Learned to Write Obituaries

January 2013

Growing up in Kashmir, in proximity to death.

Rafia Zakaria: Fighting is Forbidden

November 2012

Recent Islamist politics have turned the holy month of Muharram into a time of battle. Facing mounting violence, Karachi enters the Muslim year 1434 as a city under siege.

Dilip Hiro: The Alliance From Hell

October 2012

How the U.S. and Pakistan became the dysfunctional nuclear family of international relations.

Humera Afridi: Malala Yousufzai and the Bonesetter’s Alchemy

October 2012

On girls, shame, healing what’s broken, and why education is the path to creating an honorable Pakistan.

Tom Engelhardt: Monopolizing War?

September 2012

War has become a sort of American monopoly--but the American people don't seem to know, or care.

Richard Falk: U.S. Military Suicides and Palestinian Hunger Strikes

June 2012

What do the suicides of U.S. military personnel have in common with the food strikes put on by Palestinian detainees?

Tom Engelhardt: Praying at the Church of St. Drone

June 2012

An unprecedented expansion of authority has created a new role for the president: Assassin-in-Chief.

Rafia Zakaria: The Retired Terrorist

May 2012

Before Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, he was locked in a house for five months with three wives and over a dozen children.

Dilip Hiro: Taking Uncle Sam for a Ride

April 2012

Dilip Hiro describes how the Pakistani government has outmaneuvered Washington to the tune of several billion dollars.

Life and Death in Karachi

January 2012 The NPR host and reporter on what Americans miss when they consider Karachi, the city's resilience, and what Jinnah really envisioned in Pakistan.

Postcards from Karachi

October 2011 Poet and war correspondent Eliza Griswold reports from Pakistan on the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Live Webcast: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Speaks at Asia Society

February 2011
 Tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. EST, Hillary Clinton will deliver the inaugural Richard C. Holbrooke Address on U.S. relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Asia Society, honoring the former Asia Society Chairman who was President Obama’s envoy to the Af/Pak region.

Watch: Fatima Bhutto on Democracy Now

September 2010 Last Friday, Guernica interviewee Fatima Bhutto appeared on Democracy Now to talk about her memoir and the devastation following the floods in Pakistan, a disaster that she says “ought to have been contained [and] could have been contained.”

Guernica’s Top 5 on Natural Disasters

August 2010 Sweltering heat and blazing fires in Russia have contributed to devastating mudslides in Pakistan and China. Guernica counts down its top five reports of natural disasters.

In My Place

July 2009

Pakistan’s dynasty-bashing heir apparent, Fatima Bhutto, discusses how Obama and corruption legitimize the Taliban, her work to include women in Pakistani politics, and why she will never run for office (it’s not why you think).

The Limits to My Self-Importance

January 2009 The neo-conservative who coined “axis of evil” on how writing for the president is like writing for the movies, the administration’s “departures from the law,” and why the president should have brought in Democrats.