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2011: The Year of Social Media in Pakistan

A Pakistani man browses the internet in a net cafe in Karachi on May 31, 2010. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Social media has been the single most important platform for the silent Pakistani majority to share its rejection of terrorism, writes Ayesha Haroon.

Photo of the Day: Lanterns in Pakistan

Multimedia

Activists from the ruling Pakistan's Peoples Party air lanterns on the fourth anniversary of slain former Premier Benazir Bhutto's death in Islamabad on December 27, 2011.

Photo of the Day: He Loves Anna

Multimedia

A supporter of Indian activist Anna Hazare waves the national flag on the first day of Hazare's three-day fast at the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority recreation ground in Mumbai on December 27, 2011. (Indranil/AFP/Getty Images)

2011: On the U.S. Campaign Trail, a Deficit of Diplomacy

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain made headlines for the wrong reasons with his
Policy

The U.S. presidential campaign heated up in 2011, as Americans ready themselves to vote in November 2012. While the current fiscal environment demands candidates focus on domestic economic challenges and solutions, in our interdependent world, foreign policy has to take a top spot on the list of presidential priorities. Unfortunately, election season is rife with fire and brimstone foreign policy rhetoric, attempting to engage voters at the detriment of diplomacy.

Vishakha Desai: Female Politicians in Asia Making it on Merit

Yingluck Sinawatra may be following in the footsteps of her brother, Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but had her own career as a successful businesswoman before she became the country's first female prime minister. (Flickr/Ratchaprasong 2)
Policy

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai says that there's something different about the quality of female politicians in Asia today.

Hassan Abbas: 'How Obama Can Fix U.S.-Pakistani Relations'

Local Pakistani kids await to be evacuated on a CH-60 Blackhawk in Khyber - Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, on Sept. 13, 2010. Photo By Joshua Kruger. (Flickr/DVIDSHUB)
Policy

As Pakistan struggles with its democratic transition, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas writes in Foreign Affairs that Obama can help Pakistan help itself by taking a less unilateral approach and focusing instead on strengthening Pakistan's civilian government and investing in civil society. Abbas points out: 

Children in Chains: Pakistan's Madrassa Scandal

Young Pakistani students sit after being rescued following a police raid on Madrassa Zakarya in Karachi late on December 12, 2011. (ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

A collection of Twitter reactions to the news of at least 50 chained-up students who were recovered from a religious seminary in Karachi.

Muppets Speak a New Language on Sim Sim Hamara, the Sesame Street of Pakistan

Locally developed character Baji in
Education

Elmo comes to Pakistan in Sim Sim Hamara, the Urdu-language version of Sesame Street.

History Lessons From Karbala

Pakistani Shiite Muslim mourners offer noon prayers during an Ashura procession in Karachi on December 6, 2011, on the tenth day of the holy month of Muharram, to mark the martyrdom of seventh century saint Imam Hussain. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The idea of defiance against tyranny and oppression owes a great deal to Hussain ibne Ali, the hero of the battle of Karbala in 680 AD.

Pakistan: Starlet, Skin and Spies Add Up to Scandal

Veena Malik on the cover (cropped) of the December 2011 issue of FHM India. (FHMIndia.com)
Lifestyle

The social media world is all abuzz over a disputed nude image of Pakistani actress Veena Malik on the December 2011 cover of the Indian magazine FHM India.