Category: Husain Haqqani

Pakistan’s Change of Guard and General Ashfaq Kayani’s Legacy

December 2nd, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Husain Haqqani, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, The Daily Beast 0 comments

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By Husain Haqqani, College of Arts & Sciences

Pakistan has a new army chief…

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Embassy Row: Delusions of U.S.-Pakistan relationship

November 20th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Policy, Husain Haqqani, Newsmakers, Washington Times 0 comments

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Husain Haqqani, College of Arts & Sciences

After 66 years of bilateral ties, U.S.-Pakistani relations are still based on delusions — and Husain Haqqani is on a campaign to correct the diplomatic self-deceptions…

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Pakistan’s Man in Washington

November 18th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Husain Haqqani, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Politico.com 0 comments

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By Husain Haqqani, College of Arts & Sciences

Since my days as a student at Karachi University, I have found the anti-American narrative prevalent all around me in Pakistan difficult to believe…

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Ex-Envoy Says Misunderstanding Runs on Both Sides of U.S.-Pakistan Ties

October 22nd, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Husain Haqqani, New York Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Husain Haqqani, College of Arts & Sciences

The meeting between President Obama and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the White House on Wednesday is the most recent attempt by American and Pakistani leaders to reset a fraught relationship…

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Top-secret U.S. intelligence files show new levels of distrust of Pakistan

September 3rd, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Husain Haqqani, Newsmakers, Washington Post 0 comments

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Husain Haqqani, College of Arts & Sciences

The $52.6 billion U.S. intelligence arsenal is aimed mainly at unambiguous adversaries, including al-Qaeda, North Korea and Iran…

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“If the Americans are expanding their surveillance capabilities, it can only mean one thing. The mistrust now exceeds the trust.”

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Pakistan’s Murder Mystery

August 21st, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Husain Haqqani, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, The Daily Beast 0 comments

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By Husain Haqqani, College of Arts & Sciences

The indictment of Pakistan’s former military ruler, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, in connection with the 2007 assassination of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is the latest twist in the country’s complex saga of political intrigue…

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Kerry in Pakistan Seeking Fresh Start With a New Leader

July 31st, 2013 in 2013, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Husain Haqqani, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Husain Haqqani, College of Arts & Sciences

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Pakistan today seeking improved relations with a nuclear-armed state crucial to the Obama administration’s plans to withdraw troops from neighboring Afghanistan…

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“Most Pakistani leaders still see their national interest in terms of competition with India and resolving the Kashmir dispute. The jailbreak, the attack on the police station — these should be top reasons for concern. But fighting terrorism is somehow not Pakistan’s priority.”

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Mamnoon Hussain: The New Man in Pakistan

July 31st, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Husain Haqqani, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, The Daily Beast 0 comments

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By Husain Haqqani, College of Arts & Sciences

Pakistan will elect a new figurehead president Tuesday, completing the first successful transition in the country’s history from one elected civilian government to another…

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Pakistan: Incoming PM Nawaz Sharif faces challenges in a rough neighbourhood

May 13th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Husain Haqqani, Newsmakers, Toronto Star 0 comments

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Husain Haqqani, College of Arts & Sciences

Pakistan’s election winner Nawaz Sharif fought his campaign under the symbol of the tiger…

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“Already ethnic pressures are building up. There are terrorist groups. Will Sunni extremists stop attacking Shia because of a new government? Will militant groups stop thinking about ‘liberating’ Kashmir? Will Pakistan prosecute the Mumbai (2008 terrorist attack) suspects? Will there be genuine accountability about why Osama bin Laden was living in Pakistan? The internal dynamic has changed but I don’t think the regional landscape will.”

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Should The U.S. And Pakistan Break Up?

March 21st, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Husain Haqqani, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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Husain Haqqani, College of Arts & Sciences

What can be done about the perennially troubled alliance between the U.S. and Pakistan?…

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