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January 18, 2013 11:52 AM Really Hard Jobs

Some jobs are challenging, and some are so hard it’s a wonder anyone can be found to take them on. Ambassador from Pakistan to anywhere, for example. At the moment, the US slot is held by Sherry Rehman, and representing...

By Michael O'Hare

June 17, 2011 12:00 PM The Trouble with Pakistani Security Forces

The Pakistani security forces – both the Army and the ISI secret police – are among the purest expressions in the world of absolute evil: tyrants, kleptocrats, torturers, religious fanatics, supporters of terrorism. The U.S. decision, back when Nehru was...

By Mark Kleiman

May 11, 2011 11:06 AM Who Supports Islamic Militants in Pakistan?

Who supports Islamic militants in Pakistan? Two new Georgetown Mortara Center working papers written by Christine Fair (Georgetown University), Neil Malhotra (University of Pennsylvania), and Jacob N. Shapiro (Princeton University) address this question using a nationally representative sample of 6,000...

By Erik Voeten

May 08, 2011 10:00 PM Could the bin Laden Raid Have Sparked a War?

There are still plenty of key details that haven't been released about the raid on bin Laden's compound. This in turn has led to understandable speculation -- for instance, about which Navy Seal might have shot bin Laden and under...

By Paul Glastris

May 06, 2011 10:24 AM How Much did the Pakistani Military/Government Know?

Given that Osama Bin Laden was found relaxing in a posh resort town that happens to house the Pakistani military academy it isn’t much of a stretch for pundits and (foreign) government officials to suggest that the Pakistani military, intelligence...

By Erik Voeten