SR Writes

Pakistan and the U.S.: A new beginning?


Allies have had a rocky year, but the relationship can be salvaged By Sherry Rehman Chicago tribune May 20, 2012   The NATO summit in Chicago will focus on the endgame in Afghanistan on the heels of U.S. House debate on bills that will shape the nature of the U.S.-Pakistan relationship. The tone of this debate and the diplomacy of

THE EMERGENCY THE WORLD FORGOT


The Emergency the World Forgot Just because it’s not being broadcast doesn’t mean all is well in Pakistan’s flood-hit areas. By Sherry Rehman| Newsweek,  Nov. 25, 2011, issue. Disaster fatigue is not a common sentiment in Pakistan. Since the 2005 earthquake Pakistan has seen many natural calamities and large-scale mobilization campaigns across the country to

AN INDISPENSABLE RELATIONSHIP


Khaleej Times September 8, 2011 An indispensable relationship Sherry Rehman (Debate) The term “endgame” is imbued with as many meanings as the number of players seeking to fast-track an amicable solution to the conflict in Afghanistan. Some states have higher stakes than others. The US and other troop-contributing countries have focused their efforts on transitioning

ENTER THE ENDGAME


NEWSWEEK PAKISTAN From the Sept. 2 & 9‚ 2011‚ issue. Enter the Endgame By Sherry Rehman Much more can be accomplished in Afghanistan and with much less pain if U.S. policy circles were to appreciate that Pakistan’s actions may be motivated by fear, not ambition. The term “endgame” is imbued with as many meanings as

Stand Up Against the Blasphemy Laws


As empowered citizens, it is our responsibility to fight for the promise our founding father made on August 11 of 1947, when he addressed the first Constituent Assembly of Pakistan.

OBAMA AND INDIA


DAWN NOVEMBER 20, 2010 Obama and India By Sherry Rehman THERE are no two views in Pakistan that the endorsement of a permanent UN Security Council seat for India by President Obama on his Indian visit will have a clear fallout in destabilising a region vexed by conflict. In response, the cabinet in Islamabad passed

AN IRREPRESSIBLE CALL


An Irrepressible Call Among Indians, a belated but welcome realization. By Sherry Rehman Newsweek Pakistan – October 11, 2010-10-12 The Chaopraya Dialogue—named after the turbid, arterial river that runs through the heart of Bangkok—took an uncharted bend when Indian participants acknowledged that the current trouble in India-administered Kashmir is not because of Pakistan. The unofficial

YOUR ALLY NEEDS YOU


YOUR ALLY NEEDS YOU The world must do more for Pakistan. By Sherry Rehman Newsweek Pakistan – September 6, 2010 Anger, like water, has a hydraulic force when left unattended. Pakistan is hungry, and soon, much of it will be angry. It will hold government, God and graft responsible for the deluge that has swallowed

THE EMBRACE OF INSANITY


The News June 28, 2010 The embrace of insanity Sherry Rehman The writer is an MNA and former federal minister for information. The nexus between state identity and religion is always a dangerous link. When citizens are massacred and abused on the status of their religious identity, then the slide into bestiality is no longer

NORTH WAZIRISTAN IS THE FINAL FRONTIER


Times of India June 13, 2010 NORTH WAZIRISTAN IS THE FINAL FRONTIER Sherry Rehman, TNN,Jun 13, 2010, 05.34am IST  There is a saying in Pakistan that if you can’t defeat your enemy, befriend him. This is particularly true in the tribal areas that border Afghanistan, where, in six agencies, there’s an unprecedented military offensive