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Pakistan is caught in logic of the US’s war

28 April 2009
Events in Pakistan last week offered a stark reminder of why the "war on terror" will not go away.

Raids and reports fuel Islamophobia

14 April 2009
A high-profile counter-terrorism raid, in which 12 Pakistani students were arrested on Wednesday of last week, has raised key issues over civil liberties and the "war on terror".

Pakistan: Nato's war escalates

31 March 2009
US president Barack Obama was meeting with representatives of 70 countries in the Hague on Tuesday as Socialist Worker went to press.

US’s new colonial plan for Afghanistan

24 March 2009
Details of Barack Obama’s new strategy for the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan make for grim reading.

Pakistan crisis grows as judge reinstated

17 March 2009
Mass demonstrations in Pakistan have forced the government of Asif Ali Zardari to reinstate judges sacked by the former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.

Pakistan cuts deal with the Taliban

24 February 2009
Is Pakistan going soft in its support for the "war on terror"? That is the fear in the US following the announcement of a "peace deal" brokered between the Pakistani government and Pakistani supporters of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Truce in Pakistan is a blow to US war aims in Afghanistan

17 February 2009
Unmanned US Predator drones are continuing to wreak death in Pakistan’s tribal areas despite a peace deal signed between the government and insurgents in the country.

A bloody struggle to keep Kashmir partitioned

02 December 2008
The Himalayan valley of Kashmir, which sits on the most northerly border of India and Pakistan, has been a repeated source of tension and war between China, India and Pakistan. But the wishes of those who live there have rarely been considered by those who have fought over it.

Mumbai massacre: War threats will only fuel terror

02 December 2008
The horrific terror attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai last week left up to 200 people dead. Countless more ordinary people’s lives will be lost if the tensions in the region escalate into war between India and Pakistan.

Pakistan on the edge

25 November 2008
Pakistan is facing economic collapse. Inflation has soared to a 30-year high and in October its currency plunged to an all-time low.

The war spreads deep into Pakistan

23 September 2008
Who is responsible for the massive blast that levelled the Marriot hotel in Islamabad? Authorities blame Islamic militants, others claim it is a plot by Pakistan’s security services.

John Pilger: This conflict is repeating the historical patterns of imperialism

23 September 2008
Veteran investigative journalist John Pilger is warning that the extension of the Afghanistan war into Pakistan has grim echoes of the past.

Instability in Afghan war grows as the US bombs Pakistan

16 September 2008
The resistance to the occupation of Afghanistan is growing, spreading and winning. In response, a frightened US military is edging closer to war with Pakistan.

Tony Benn: ‘Intensify the campaign’

16 September 2008
"The news that the US is now bombing Pakistan emphasises yet again the appalling dangers that have followed from the so-called ‘war on terror’.

War and poverty - faultlines in Pakistan

02 September 2008
What was the reaction to Musharraf’s resignation?

Pakistan spirals into ever deeper instability

26 August 2008
With US and Nato casualties rising in Afghanistan, Pakistan is coming under yet more pressure to crack down on insurgents around the country's 1,500 mile border with Afghanistan.

Western leaders panic at their plight in Afghanistan

26 August 2008
The occupation of Afghanistan has entered a new and deeper crisis. A rising number of sophisticated attacks on foreign troops, combined with a growing rebellion in Pakistan and Russia's crushing of Nato ally Georgia, have raised the prospect that the occupation is heading for defeat.

Key Bush ally Musharraf forced out of power in Pakistan

19 August 2008
One of George Bush’s favourite dictators fell on his sword this week. Pervez Musharraf, the former general and president of Pakistan, resigned rather than face impeachment by the country’s parliament.

Pakistan military submits to US orders

05 August 2008
The government of Pakistan has agreed to US demands to send its army into the restive border areas with Afghanistan. But it claims it will limit its actions to "special forces" operations involving assassinations of rebel leaders.

Now the war is threatening to spill over into Pakistan

16 July 2008
The war in Afghanistan is spiralling so dangerously out of control that it now threatens to engulf Pakistan, in a process that is being actively encouraged by Nato.

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