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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt may have been a single assassin who killed former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, but if so, he could have been working with any number of Islamic extremist groups, U.S. intelligence officials and South Asia analysts said Thursday. Bhutto...
Tags: Osama bin Laden, FBI, Terrorism, George W. Bush, Suicide
Today, Curtis and Katulis discuss Pakistan's upcoming elections. Previously, they debated giving U.S. foreign aid to an undemocratic regime and the prospects for a legitimate election in Pakistan . Later in the week, they'll discuss Benazir Bhutto, how...
As Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, struggles to retain power, the United States finds itself in a familiar predicament, one that illustrates a recurring pathology in its foreign policy. Having yet again cast its lot with a strongman, Washington is...
Tags: Terrorism, Pakistan, George W. Bush, Government, Armed Forces
Reporting from Istanbul, Turkey, and Islamabad, Pakistan -- A Pakistani court today freed nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan from unofficial house arrest, capping a rehabilitation that began almost from the moment he confessed in 2004 to providing sensitive...
Power has been draining away from Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf for more than a year. His party suffered a stunning electoral defeat in February that accelerated his isolation. Had he departed peacefully when his constitutional term expired in...
Today, former White House policy aide Rivkin and Katulis, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, debate the formation of a legitimate Iraqi government. Previously they discussed the apparent decline of Sunni Islamism in Iraq, troop...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterKarachi, Pakistan Out of costume but not out of character, one of Pakistan's hottest TV stars was sipping his first tea of the day as the sun faded on a December afternoon, the shadow of his beard evidence of rising late after another night of...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPresident Pervez Musharraf was inaugurated today as a civilian president, as aides signaled that a date for ending a nearly month-old emergency decree could be announced later in the day. Clad in a dark tunic and looking somber, Musharraf was sworn in by...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Raising the prospect of an election campaign carried out under de facto martial law, President Pervez Musharraf said Sunday that balloting for a new parliament would take place in early January, but set no date for lifting...
Tags: Condoleezza Rice, Elections, Terrorism, Crisis, Justice System
Today, Center for American Progress senior fellow Brian Katulis and Heritage Foundation senior research fellow Lisa Curtis debate U.S. support of Pakistan's government. Later in the week, they'll discuss Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's coming elections and...
Tags: Condoleezza Rice, Elections, Terrorism, Republican Party, Hamas
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNot so long ago, Baitullah Mahsud was an obscure tribal sub-chieftain, little known outside his ancestral district set amid the forbidding, snow-shrouded mountains and valleys of South Waziristan. Now, in a matter of months, he has emerged as the most...
Tags: Terrorism, Suicide, Death, Afghanistan, Michael V. Hayden
Viewed from a historian's perspective, the Bush administration since 9/11 has ransacked the past to conjure up comforting expectations for the future. President Bush excels in this exercise, expressing confidence that the "untamed fire of freedom" will...
Tags: Terrorism, Pakistan, Arts and Culture, George W. Bush, History
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