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Tag: Pakistan
  • Standing Up For Malala Yousafzai

    Ziauddin Yousafzai, a social activist in Swat Valley, Pakistan, said to American filmmaker Adam Ellick about his daughter, Malala Yousafzai, “When I saw her for the first time […] and I looked into her eyes, I fell in love with her.” Ziauddin isn’t alone; Malala is now beloved worldwide thanks to her fearless activism against Taliban oppression. …

  • Speaking out against Drones

    The moments of September 11th were daunting, terrifying to the soul of the American heartland. Picture the apocalyptic scenes of horror: the dark, menacing black clouds of pungent smoke spreads to limitless boundaries, the symbol of America’s economic might collapsing unforgivingly in the streets of Manhattan, the military stealth of this country becoming vulnerable as the plane …

  • A short and incomplete summary of why our foreign policy cannot continue as it has for the last decade.

    As is now (hopefully) increasingly common knowledge, our numerous occupations in the Middle East and Africa were not sparked by those countries attacking us.  Rather, with the possible exception of the War in Afghanistan — which has lasted an outrageously long time with huge costs of both blood and treasure, our 5+ wars are unwarranted …

  • US withholds military aid from Pakistan

    The fact that the United States is withholding $800 million in military aid from Pakistan might apprise many Americans of a surprising truth:  namely that the United States previously was giving $800 million in military aid to Pakistan.  The Guardian reports: The Pakistan military declared it did not need US military aid as the White House confirmed that it would …

  • Drone attacks in Pakistan kill few high ranking militants

    Newly published research indicates that US drone attacks are killing very few valuable targets in Pakistan.  Considering the amount of blowback against the United States caused by these very attacks, this data should seriously call into question whether these attacks should be continued. The Washington Post reports: CIA drone attacks in Pakistan killed at least …

  • Is Pakistan Killing Our Troops?

    The latest Wikileaks infobomb revealed hundreds of civilian deaths at the hands of NATO, among other “unreported” misadventures in Afghanistan. By exposing the truth, Wikileaks “puts the lives of Americans and our Allies at risk,” says The Obama Administration. The Dear Leader forgives many things. Unnecessarily endangering our troops isn’t one of them. Especially in …

  • Gitmo Shutdown = More Drone Attacks

    According to this administration’s math, shutting down Gitmo will mean more drone attacks. Get ready for more “Shock and Awe” people! The ever peace-loving White House is planning to force the CIA and Pentagon to increase  more drone attacks in Pakistan and around the Afghanistan/Pakistan border. How realistic is it? Apparently, not so much. Since 9/11, …

  • An Interesting Perspective on Pakistani-American Relations

    Nathan Fox-Helser, who is both a member of Wake Forest Young Americans for Liberty and a new author at the left-libertarian blog Rethinking the State, wrote a paper on American foreign policy in Pakistan for a political science class he took this semester.  I’ve been working on building the Wake Forest YAL Wiki recently as …

  • Public Diplomacy: Foreign Intervention Part II

    A Senate hearing on Wednesday, March 10th, “The Future of U.S. Public Diplomacy,” explained quite well where our diplomatic priorities are regarding what Senators in the Foreign Relations committee called, “Public Diplomacy.” Chairman Kaufman explained that there is a need for the United States to “promote soft power” to the outreach of foreign populations. Essentially, …

  • More Entangling Alliances

    After the State Department welcomed six Pakistani legislators to the United States to show them how America values Pakistan’s security and wellbeing, the six legislators were insulted before departure when they were asked to be scanned twice before boarding their plane. Pakistan, a country whose citizens are required to go through increased security checks before …