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Davis Release Highlights Fragility of US-Pakistan Partnership

Pakistani police escort arrested US national Raymond Davis (C) to a court in Lahore on Jan. 28, 2011. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy The bilateral relationship should not be allowed to become hostage to similar incidents in future.

Drone Attacks in Pakistan: Truth and Consequences

Activists of the Pakistani fundamentalist Islamic party Jamaat-i-Islami shout slogans calling for an en end to American drone attacks in tribal areas on January 23, 2011 during an anti-US protest rally in Peshawar. (A Majeed /AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In an unprecedented move, a Pakistani general has proclaimed that most of the targets of US drone attacks in Pakistan’s Pushtun tribal belt are "hardcore militants" and the number of "innocent people being killed is relatively low."

This must be music to the ears of CIA officials who run this program. However, everyone else is surprised because this statement has come at a time when the Raymond Davis controversy has sullied the bilateral relationship.

Raymond Davis: A 'Disaster' for US-Pakistan Relations

Pakistani police escort arrested US national Raymond Davis (C) to a court in Lahore on Jan. 28, 2011. On Feb. 17 a Pakistan court adjourned until Mar. 14, without ruling whether the CIA employee accused by police of murdering two men qualifies for diplomatic immunity. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

As the Raymond Davis case drags on, a serious and urgent review of US-Pakistan relations is in order—on both sides.

What Happened to Pakistan's Super-Spy?

A video received by Flashpoint Global Partners in July 2010 showed Colonel Sultan Amir Tarar reading a message at the behest of his Pakistani Taliban captors. (http://www.flashpoint-intel.com/)
Policy

A mentor to the Afghan Taliban falls victim to a new generation of extremists.

Photo of the Day: Slain Pakistan Governor Is Mourned

Policy

Pakistani civil society activists light candles in front of a portrait of the slain governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer.

Photo of the Day: Stargazing

Lifestyle

The first solar eclipse of 2011 covered the sun by 30 percent and could be seen in many parts of the world. 

Photo of the Day: Beating the Heat in Islamabad's Steel Mill

A steel worker is pictured as he washes after working with molten steel at Ittehad Steel Mill Islamabad on November 30, 2010.
Lifestyle

A steel worker is pictured as he washes after working with molten steel at Ittehad Steel Mill Islamabad on November 30, 2010.

Photo of the Day: In Guangzhou, Diving to Save the Game

Yu Miao of China stops the ball from reaching the boundary during the women's group pool
Lifestyle

A cricket match against China at the Guanggong cricket stadium in Guangzhou at the 16th Asian Games on November 15, 2010.

Goodbye Indo-Pakistan Border Ceremony

Indian and Pakistan border guards display strengths at Wagah border's flag-lowering ceremony. (suz kosh/Flickr)
Policy The ceremony at Wagah, the only road border crossing between the two countries, is an adaptation of a simple military exercise that has become a spectacle over the last 60-plus years since independence was gained from the British.

Photo of the Day: Monkey Business in Pakistan

An illegal street performer coaxes a goat to perform for children in the Sadiq Abad neighbourhood, Rawalpindi, Punjab province Pakistan on November 1, 2010.
Lifestyle

An illegal street performer coaxes a goat to perform for children in the Sadiq Abad neighbourhood, Rawalpindi, Punjab province Pakistan on November 1, 2010.