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Like It or Not, the US and Pakistan Need Each Other

July 13th, 2011, Comment & Analysis

Reports this week that the Obama administration is suspending some $800 million in military aid to Pakistan confirms what everyone already knows: the relationship between the two erstwhile allies in the war on terror is teetering on the verge of collapse. Indeed, there are powerful voices in both countries calling for a complete severing of ties.

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Obama’s Middle East policy Is a Failure

November 4th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

Last September, when President Obama invited Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House to launch a new round of peace talks, he invoked the great historical figures on both sides of the conflict who had come before them. “Each of you are the heirs of peacemakers who dared greatly – Begin and Sadat, Rabin and King Hussein – statesmen who saw the world as it was but also imagined the world as it should be,” the president said. “It is the shoulders of our predecessors upon which we stand. It is their work that we carry on.”

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Reza Aslan

Middle East Analyst, CBS News

February 12th, 2010, Academia, Arabic, Author/Novelist, Civil Society, English, Iran, Journalist/Commentator, Law and Human Rights, Los Angeles, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Religion, Terrorism, USA, War and Conflict

reza aslan

Reza Aslan is a Middle East analyst for CBS News, and a fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy.

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