Category Archives: Pakistan

Spoke too soon…

A CIA signature strike has targeted a Haqqani Network compound in Miranshah, the provincial capital of North Waziristan, killing 17 people. This is the third such attack since Nawaz Sharif took over as Prime Minister of Pakistan. The latest strike … Continue reading

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Drone strikes in Pakistan plummet

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has released a 6-month update on drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The trend in Pakistan is unmistakable: a steep decline in the number of strikes, the number of deaths per strike, and the … Continue reading

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The death of worldliness in Pakistan

In an article published last week, Brian Glyn Williams discussed his 2009 trip around Pakistan, despite warnings from the U.S. State Department that the country posed a terrorist risk. His main purpose was to collect information on the CIA’s drone … Continue reading

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Dirty Wars, A Review, Part 4: The Phoenix Rises from the Ashes (Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan)

Iraq The Iraqi occupation (2003-2011) was a mecca for the U.S. military’s Special Operations Forces and a new phase in counter-insurgency that resurrected the CIA’s gruesome tactics of the Vietnam-era of the 1960s. And was a dream come true for … Continue reading

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Predator Empire: The Geopolitics of US Drone Warfare – published

It’s great to see that a paper I started close to two years ago in August 2011 has finally been published online in the journal Geopolitics. Since I first wrote that paper (a little too hastily!) after obtaining my PhD … Continue reading

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What goes up, must come down (or crash)

In Pakistan, U.S. drones have reportedly killed the the deputy leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Wali ur-Rehman. Mr. Rehman already had a $5 million United States bounty on his head, and American officials accuse him both of organizing attacks on … Continue reading

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International Crisis Group: Drone strikes in Pakistan not long-term solution

A report by the Geneva-based International Crisis Group has criticized by the U.S. and Pakistani governments for failing to improve upon the conditions that give rise to Islamic militancy in the tribal areas – namely political isolation from the Pakistani … Continue reading

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