Yesterday, after my analysis of developments in Pakistan was published by IPS, I was interviewed by Dori Smith of the excellent Talk Nation Radio, which is broadcast on several Pacifica channels. Among other things we also spoke about US foreign policy in the region, the Iraq war, neoconservative networks, Afghanistan, and media in Pakistan.
Idrees Ahmad returned to his native Pakistan where he reported for Inter Press Service in an October 30, 2009 story ‘The US in Pakistan’s Mind: Nothing but Aversion’.Pakistanis have viewed US policy with grave skepticism as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seeks to win ‘hearts and minds’ while promoting the unpopular US war on terror.
Idrees Ahmad joined us after returning to Glasgow, Scotland, where he is a student about to publish his PHD thesis as a book. You can find his story about Pakistan online at Inter Press Service News and look for his more detailed piece in the November issue of Le Monde Diplomatique.