From Times OnlineDecember 27, 2007Benazir Bhutto in quotes Following the assasination of Pakistani opposition leader and former Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, this is a collection of quotes from the leader who returned from self-imposed exile this year to fight elections in Pakistan. On the attempt to assassinate her in October.“We are prepared to risk our…

The monster in the mirror Arundhati Royguardian.co.uk, Saturday 13 December 2008 00.01 GMT The Mumbai attacks have been dubbed ‘India’s 9/11’, and there are calls for a 9/11-style response, including an attack on Pakistan. Instead, the country must fight terrorism with justice, or face civil warAzam Amir Kasab, the face of the Mumbai attacks. Photograph:…

India or Pakistan’s 9/11?Prof Farakh A Khan Gen David Petraeus recently said that Mumbai attack was not an Indian 9/11 but 9/11 of Pakistan. On the other hand the world is confused as to who these 10 terrorists were and how could they strike at the heart of Indian economic giant taking 60 hours of…

PAKISTAN: Idea and StateWill the idea of Pakistan hold the State of Pakistan together or will the idea become a victim of State’s failureMehmood-ur-RashidIf the past is only an experience Make of the future a meaning and a vision Mahmoud DarwishTHE transformation of Pakistan Movement into the state of Pakistan was accompanied by certain faults…

Stratfor Analysis: Next steps in the Indo-Pak CrisisDecember 8, 2008George FriedmanIn an interview published this Sunday in The New York Times, we laid out a potential scenario for the current Indo-Pakistani crisis. We began with an Indian strike on Pakistan, precipitating a withdrawal of Pakistani troops from the Afghan border, resulting in intensified Taliban activity…

PM holds war room meet; reviews security, defenceCNN-IBNWAR CRY? Flying Officers march-past during the graduation ceremony at the Air Force Academy in Hyderabad.New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh chaired a high-level war room meeting in New Delhi on Saturday evening with senior ministers and defence chiefs to discuss the security preparedness.The meeting lasted for over…

December 20th, 2008U.S. groups urges civilian control for Pakistan’s ISIPost a commentPosted by: Robert BirselTags: Pakistan: Now or NeverMembers of the Pakistan Policy Working Group, a bipartisan U.S. group of a about a dozen experts on U.S.-Pakistan relations, have been in Islamabad, presenting their recommendations on the direction they think U.S. policy on Pakistan should…

London buzzing with discussions on Pakistan’s perilsThursday, December 18, 2008By By Aamir GhauriLONDON: India and Pakistan may slowly move on to tackle problems that their governments feel are the most important to be taken care of, but hardline Taliban elements are telling the international media that the west or its allies in Afghanistan and Pakistan…

Mumbai Carnage: The Police Story stands shatteredAmaresh Misra Today, 18th December 2008, is a historic day. It marks the beginning of a process wherein my `theory’ about the Mumbai attack might just turn out to be true. But there is no joy. There is just an emptiness, a sadness at Karkare’s death and the killing…

Pakistan’s Hour of Reckoning By Zahid Hussain A Common Enemy Pakistan faces a huge dilemma with mounting allegations that the perpetrators of the Mumbai carnage were trained in, and sent on their mission from, Pakistan. There is increasing pressure on Islamabad to take immediate action and arrest Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, the chief of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa,…