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‘An Unbreakable Friendship’? Where next for Britain and Pakistan?
‘An Unbreakable Friendship’? Where next for Britain and Pakistan?

‘An Unbreakable Friendship’? Where next for Britain and Pakistan? Conservative Chairman Baroness Warsi discusses the intricate relationship between Britain and Pakistan in the first of a series of events with the Samosa. the RSA and City University. Tweet This Post

British Pakistanis and Pakistan: 21st century citizenship and diasporas
British Pakistanis and Pakistan: 21st century citizenship and diasporas

The RSA, The Samosa and City University London’s second event in their series exploring the complex and intimate relationships between Pakistan, Britain and the Pakistani diaspora in the UK. Acclaimed journalist and author Anatol Lieven joined a distinguished panel to discuss the relationship between Britain, Pakistan, and the British Pakistani diaspora. Do Westminster’s political and […]

The Weekly Pah-kee-stuhn Musings
The Weekly Pah-kee-stuhn Musings

By Kalsoom Friday, 20 January 2012 15:45 The problem with blogging about Pakistan is that there’s no dearth of topics and issues to write about. Turning on the television hits you with drama, intrigue, and conspiracy theories as caricatures scream in vain and to no one in particular. And that’s just on our news channels. […]

The politics of belonging in Britain
The politics of belonging in Britain

By Jenny Allsopp Friday, 20 January 2012 15:40 ‘There is no opposite to belonging’: Nira Yuval-Davis in conversation with Jenny Allsopp on religion, migration and the politics of belonging. So is it time to open up the debate and ask what it means to belong ‘in’ – rather than ‘to’ – contemporary Britain? In a […]

Pakistan’s real dangers are internal – William Milam
Pakistan’s real dangers are internal – William Milam

By Malik Siraj Akbar Monday, 09 January 2012 18:20 The year 2011 witnessed a dramatic deterioration in trust and diplomatic relations between the United States and Pakistan. The two strategic partners in the war on terror traded allegations on the Raymond Davis affair, the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, drone strikes, Admiral Mike Mullen’s […]

Pakistan is beautiful — and it’s mine
Pakistan is beautiful — and it’s mine

By Shehrbano Taseer 2011 was a bleak year for Pakistan — even by its own harrowing standards. My father, Governor SalmaanTaseer, was assassinated by his own fanatical security guard in January for his stand on Pakistan’s cruel blasphemy laws, and minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti, the only Christian in the federal cabinet, was gunned down in […]

Who Watches the Watchmen?
Who Watches the Watchmen?

In last week’s Economist, an article delved into the increased use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – also known more colloquially as drones – in present-day warfare. As The Global Post noted in the related series, “The Drone Wars are the new black.” What was once a super sleuth secret weapons program by the U.S. government […]

10 reasons why Labour should be worried
10 reasons why Labour should be worried

There was some cheer online among Labour supporters after Conservative Home editor Tim Montgomerie published his list “Ten facts to worry every Conservative”. Instead of cheer Labour supporters should worry. While we were Refounding Labour the Lord Ashcroft funding machine has been putting polls and focus groups in the field up and down the country […]