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Geo-politics of polio eradication in Pakistan

The  brutal murder this week of five Karachi health workers involved in a UN-backed polio eradication drive says more about the wider effect of misguided US policy in the area than it does anything new about the Pakistani Taliban. Polio … Continue reading

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Does aid REALLY come after security?

How can we bring development to Afghanistan if we don’t have security? It is still the question put to us by backers of our longest war, and we buy it. How indeed, can aid convoys get through if they are … Continue reading

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Letter From Peshawar

Pakistan CRIKEY  24/11/09 From the car we could see a busy morning unfolding at the Peshawar Courts as we passed them, an enormous crowd filtering through a half-open security gate, each person frisked carefully. Old men with shifting slowly to … Continue reading

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