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Pakistani army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani takes his seat for the official oath-taking ceremony of new prime minister, Yusuf Raza Gillani, at the Presidency on March 25, 2008, in Islamabad, Pakistan. This month, Kayani has been granted a three-year extension as Army Chief by Gillani. (Photo Warrick Page/Getty Images)

General Kayani Stays

The extension of Pakistan's Army Chief raises hopes and questions about the nation's future. more
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Peace Be Upon You, New York

Defying the never-ending hot, humid weather, scores of New Yorkers attended the city's first Sufi Music Festival, launched in Union Square on Tuesday evening. more
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is greeted by Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi as she arrives for a bilateral meeting with him at the Pakistani Foreign Ministry in Islamabad on July 19, 2010. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan Bristles at US Call to 'Do More'

Secretary Clinton's recent visit to Pakistan was less hostile and generally more promising than her last. Still, relations between the two nations remain complicated and not everyone is pleased with the outcome of Clinton's visit. more
Abida Parveen (© Jack Vartoogian)

Pakistan's Favorite Pastime Coming to a Location Near You

The latest prime-time hit on Pakistani television isn't a sentimental soap opera or a reality-TV show on the hunt for the nation's next singing sensation. It's Coke Studio. more
Pakistani puppet participates in literacy event. (Farooq Naeem/Getty Images)

Puppets in China and Pakistan Tackle Big Issues

Puppets take the spotlight in Asia this week. more
Pakistani journalist Imtiaz Gul describes the migration of the first foreign militants into Pakistan's tribal areas. (2 min., 12 sec.)
A Dim Prognosis for Pakistan’s Troubled Tribal Areas
Experts analyze the deteriorating situation on Pakistan's Northwestern frontier. more
Excerpt: Bernard Schwartz Fellow Hassan Abbas discusses the three positive signs of change in Pakistan. (2 min., 26 sec.)
Can Pakistan Get Its Act Together?
Bernard Schwartz Fellow Hassan Abbas discusses the current situation in Pakistan and his hope for the country. more
Houston, Mar. 3, 2010: Nicholas Platt, former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, called on the US to "stay the course" in its efforts to foster stable government in that country. (Jeff Fantich Photography)
Nicholas Platt: Pakistan 'Not A Failed State'
Fmr. US ambassador says immature political elites pose a more serious threat than the Taliban. more
Houston, Mar. 3, 2010: Nicholas Platt, former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, called on the US to "stay the course" in its efforts to foster stable government in that country. (Jeff Fantich Photography)

Nicholas Platt: Pakistan 'Not A Failed State'

Fmr. US ambassador says immature political elites pose a more serious threat than the Taliban. more