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Exercises and Borders

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In Robert Farley
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On August 8, 2012
I have two largely unrelated pieces that both involve China. First, in the Diplomat: As a regularly scheduled biennial exercise, RIMPAC happens regardless of the extant political situation in the Pacific. However, the absence of the People’s Liberation Army Navy – and the participation of Russia and India for the first time – combined with […]

Pakistan

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On May 23, 2012

So if the Pakistani doctor who helped the United States find Osama bin Laden gets 33 years in prison for treason, does this mean the Pakistani government has explicitly tied itself and its national in

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This article, about Pakistan’s preference for F-16s is pretty interesting: Pakistanis are fascinated, if not obsessed, with F-16 fighter jets. It is the best fighting aircraft in the fleet of the Pakistan air force, allowed to be flown by only the country’s best pilots. Video of F-16 fighter aircraft roaring through the skies figures prominently […]

Musharraf

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On August 18, 2008
Resigns. Given the rank illegality of his attempts to stay in office, this would seem to be (at least in a narrow sense) a good thing. Spackerman, however, warns that “Just because Musharraf is out doesn’t mean things are going to get better. In fact, it’s a mistake to view any country, but specifically Pakistan, […]

Bhutto Assassinated

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On December 27, 2007

…as most of you probably know. The most obvious puzzle to this non-expert is how someone could get in a position to fire two shots at close range; the most obvious answer is that Musharraf wante

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