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A Cheat Sheet to Pakistani Elections

A Cheat Sheet to Pakistani Elections


This marks the first time in Pakistan’s history a civilian government has completed its full term and will transition power to a new civilian government, Pakistani elections this Saturday are complete with hope, democratic fervor and anticipation. Here is a guide to who’s running, and what each party …

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Empowering the World’s 6th Most Populous Country

Empowering the World’s 6th Most Populous Country

Even though the big news in Pakistan right now is about the newly elected Prime Minster, deteriorating diplomatic relations with the United States, and match fixing charges on star cricketers, there is a less publicized–but important story–that CNN published last week, “

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Would Imran Khan Call Ron Paul to Bat?

Would Imran Khan Call Ron Paul to Bat?

Is it just me, or are seemingly incessant GOP debates the past few months allowing President Obama’s lack of public exposure to seem more and more like solid leadership? The Republican lineups simplistic, square and reactionary

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America the Resilient

America the Resilient

Zainab Jeewanjee comments on America’s killing of Osama bin Laden. She describes a resilient, rejuvenated United States that has an opportunity to foster new relationships with our allies, namely Pakistan.

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Contemptible Characters & Counterterrorism in Pakistan

Contemptible Characters & Counterterrorism in Pakistan

Zainab Jeewanjee discusses CNN coverage of Libya’s Gaddafi and recent uprisings. She weaves that story into a larger discussion of enemy, but rational world figures operating against American interests and how understanding their political objectives is key to an effective counterterrorism strategy post 9/11, specifically in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Remember Pakistan's Liberal Dictator?

Remember Pakistan's Liberal Dictator?

Zainab Jeewanjee reports on Pervez Musharraf’s planned return to Pakistani politics. With the launch of the All Pakistan Muslim League, Jeewanjee discusses Musharraff’s liberal policies in hindsight and comparison to his opposition and political change seems imminent in the country.

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Obama’s Wars – Not Planning to Fail, but Failing to Plan

Obama’s Wars – Not Planning to Fail, but Failing to Plan

Zainab Jeewanjee discusses Bob Woodwards book, Obama Wars and it’s reference to Pakistan. As President Obama goes head to head with the military establishment in trying to wind down the war in Afghanistan, he consistently calls for a shift in focus to Pakistan. However, Jeewanjee highlights that the Presidents National Security Strategy from May 2010, offers little, if any clearly spelled out approach to achieving our objectives in Pakistan. She concludes that a more practical, specific approach to Pakistan must exist should the President shift focus to Pakistan as the “epicenter of violence” as the National Security Strategy recommends.

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Aisam Qureshi's Country

Aisam Qureshi's Country

Zainab Jeewanjee comments on Asiam-ul-haq Qureshi, Pakistani tennis stars calls for Peace at the 2010 U.S. Open. She weaves in Fareed Zakaria’s argument that American’s are actually safer 10 years after 9/11 while Muslim countries grow weary of terrorists in their country and suffer from militant Islam to a larger extent than Americans domestically.

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The Cleanup

The Cleanup

Zainab Jeewanjee highlights Ambassador Haqqani’s response to the Wikileaks Reports on Charlie Rose. Jeewanjee draws on Hussain Haqqani’s insights to elaborate on his notion that history is to be taken into account, in tandem with ground realities before sensationalizing the Wikileaks story to implicate Pakistan for “not doing enough”.

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Floundering Pakistan

Floundering Pakistan

Zainab Jeewanjee discusses the intricacies of implicating Pakistan in the Wikileaks report. She elaborates on the history, motivations and interests of Pakistan and finds that negotiating with extremist groups is perhaps an inevitable reality that policy makers must take into account before implicating that the government in Islamabad aids insurgents.

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Two Pakistans

Two Pakistans

Zainab Jeewanjee discusses Pakistan’s ban on facebook. She draws a parallel between the notion of a Red and Blue America, to two distinct Pakistan’s. According to Jeewanjee, a ban on Facebook demonstrates the governments failure to lead its Red and Blue population toward more religious sensitbility.

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South Asian Smart Power – Aman ki Asha

South Asian Smart Power – Aman ki Asha

Writer Zainab Jeewanjee comments on the promise of Aman ki Asha, Geo T.V. & the Times of India’s bilateral initiate for South Asian peace. She argues that Indo-Pak relations have been dominated by military/economic interests without ample direct input from the people. Hence the value of Aman ki Asha.

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Biden's Biggest Concern

Biden's Biggest Concern

Zainab Jeewanjee discusses Vice President Joseph Biden’s recent interview on Larry King. Biden named Pakistan as a bigger “concern” than Afghanistan and Jeewanjee discusses his rationale.

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Welcoming the War – Drones in Pakistan :: Part 3

Welcoming the War – Drones in Pakistan :: Part 3

Zainab Jeewanjee continues on drones in Pakistan, with Part 3 in a series of articles on Unmanned CIA aircraft in Pakistan. She discusses the scarcely heard Pakistani perspective that the drones are actually welcome in Waziristan. Skeptical of the argument, Jeewanjee explains the consequences of dismissing valid concerns Pakistani’s have about drones.

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The Hawk Some Didn't See Coming

The Hawk Some Didn't See Coming

Zainab Jeewanjee addresses the idea that President Obama is “changing tones” on foreign policy. An article in DAWN news suggests he is not living up to expectations on his foreign policy to Pakistan. Jeewanjee explains that he however is. Hawkishness on his part was promised from the onset of his campaign trail.

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