Pakistan: Now or Never?

from Expert Zone:

India-Pakistan border flare-up a zero-sum game

By S K Chatterji
October 30, 2013

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author, and not necessarily of Thomson Reuters)

Drones over FATA – next year may be the last they are legal

October 23, 2013

Selective tweeting, selective outrage and selective media reporting – everyone has a view on drones. On one hand, the United States is accused of lying about civilian deaths in its drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal areas, of human rights abuses, and of operating outside a transparent legal framework. On the other, many of those opposed to drones brook no nuance, reserve their outrage only for people killed by Americans  rather than by the Pakistan Army or the Taliban, and promote a dangerous ahistorical narrative that militants are the result rather than the cause of drone strikes.

From Mogadishu to Mumbai, managing urban conflict

October 13, 2013

At first glance it is an unlikely comparison – the 2008 attack on Mumbai by Pakistan-based gunmen and the disastrous 1993 operation by U.S. troops against a Somali warlord in Mogadishu.

China re-wires its West

By Guest Contributor
October 4, 2013

By Raffaello Pantucci

(Raffaello Pantucci is a Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, London)