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Friends with Pervez?

Your friend Pervez (facebook.com)
Policy

His return to power is far from assured, but one thing former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf may have going for him are his many friends...on Facebook.

A Dangerous Disconnect in US-Pakistan Relations

A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard in front of burning NATO supplies oil tankers following a gunmen attack in Quetta on October 6, 2010. (Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Suspicion and mistrust on both sides.

Kyrgyzstan Votes

Kyrgyz women cast their votes at a polling station during the parliamentary elections in the village of Koy-Tash, some 15kms from Bishkek, on October 10, 2010. (Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

An orderly election in this Central Asian republic offers cause for measured optimism, says Philip Shishkin.

Beijing Reacts to Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo

Protesters from Hong Kong's Democratic Party and China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group demonstrate for the release of jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobao (pictured C) outside the China liaison offices in Hong Kong on October 11, 2010. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Nobel Prize award to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo a "very bitter pill to swallow" for Beijing.

The Afghan War: Nine Years On

Newly arrived U.S. Marines get a tour of outposts in their area of operation above Forward Operating Base Zeebrugge on October 6, 2010 in Kajaki, Afghanistan. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Policy

The Afghan War has gone on for nine years, with little to show for the effort.

Nobel Watch: Chinese War Over Peace Prize?

An activist holds a portrait of Liu Xiaobo in Hong Kong on May 13, 2010. (ANTONY DICKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Much to China's chagrin, jailed dissident writer Liu Xiaobo is considered a front-runner for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Guess Who's Back?

Exiled former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf addresses a press conference in London on October 1, 2010. Musharraf set out his plan to return to politics in his country with the launch of a new party to galvanise his support. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The answer is Pervez Musharraf. And he's back with a bang, causing all sorts of mischief even before rejoining Pakistan's political arena.

Indonesia President 'feared' arrest in Netherlands

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (C) reviews a military parade during the 65th Indonesian military anniversary in Jakarta on October 5, 2010. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, despite praises for stabilizing his nation's budding democracy, now faces closer scrutiny and criticisms from Indonesia's former colonial masters, The Netherlands.

Vietnam's Government Launches its Own Version of Facebook

This picture taken on May 20, 2010 shows the home page of the Vietnam's pilot social networking site go.vn which has just been launched. The Vietnamese government has launched its own social networking site, after allegations that it restricted Facebook and haked numerous websites with political content. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Vietnam is launching its own Communist-friendly social-networking site, a la Facebook.

Pakistan Retaliates Against NATO Strikes

A Pakistani firefighter prepares to extinguish burning NATO supplies oil tankers following the gunmen attack on the outside of Islamabad on October 4, 2010. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Bernard Schwartz Fellow Philip Shishkin weighs in on the growing problems with US supply lines and tensions with Pakistan.