Shahan Mufti

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Less than a week after Pakistan’s prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, returned home from a trip to Washington, an American drone killed Hakimullah Mehsud, a man who had terrorized all Pakistan as the leader of the country’s most dangerous militant group, the Pakistani Taliban.

With any other two countries, such a sequence of events might have been followed by an official nod to the cooperation involved — or at the very least, meaningful silence. But with the United States and Pakistan it’s always more complicated. Hours after the drone strike, Pakistan’s interior minister accused the United States of the “murder of peace efforts.”…  Seguir leyendo »

President Obama’s tour of the Middle East is intended to set the groundwork for a resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict and improve the image of the United States in the Muslim world. On Thursday, he is scheduled to give his first speech in Cairo. Here are seven views from the region about what he should say.

1.- Voter Recall.
By Ahmen al-Omran

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

In early March 2005, I walked proudly into Al Hedaya Elementary School to cast a vote for the first time in my life. Saudi Arabia was holding its first national election, with voters selecting municipal councilmen.…  Seguir leyendo »