Pre-election provocations in Pakistan irresponsible

As Pakistan goes into election mode, intolerance makes politicians call each other traitor

This article was originally published by Asia Times

Samuel Johnson, the famous English poet and moralist, once remarked that patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. The saying couldn’t have been truer in the case of Pakistan. Continue reading “Pre-election provocations in Pakistan irresponsible”

American conspiracies and the Pashtun Spring

Pakistani decision makers suspect that Pashtun Spring is another American conspiracy to destabilize their country

This article was originally published by Asia Times.

In his recent analysis for the Hoover Institution, Colonel Ralph Peters called Pakistan a little empire. He sees two separate geographical entities within Pakistan straddling the Indus River with their respective distinct cultures. The side of Pakistan east of the Indus, he asserted, has the population and resources required to colonize the rest of Pakistan west of the river. Continue reading “American conspiracies and the Pashtun Spring”