Pakistan: A new wave of attacks?

This is a video of my appearance on Al Jazeera’s Inside Story. For context, I’d encourage viewers to read my articles in Political Insight and Le Monde Diplomatique.

The Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack on the US consulate in Peshawar on Monday. Is Pakistan paying the price for battles waged by the United States in the region?

Author: Idrees Ahmad

I am a Lecturer in Digital Journalism at the University of Stirling and a former research fellow at the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies. I am the author of The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War (Edinburgh University Press, 2014). I write for The Observer, The Nation, The Daily Beast, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Al Jazeera, Dissent, The National, VICE News, Huffington Post, In These Times, Le Monde Diplomatique, Die Tageszeitung (TAZ), Adbusters, Guernica, London Review of Books (Blog), The New Arab, Bella Caledonia, Asia Times, IPS News, Medium, Political Insight, The Drouth, Canadian Dimension, Tanqeed, Variant, etc. I have appeared as an on-air analyst on Al Jazeera, the BBC, TRT World, RAI TV, Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon, Alternative Radio with David Barsamian and several Pacifica Radio channels.

8 thoughts on “Pakistan: A new wave of attacks?”

  1. fortunate to see you on camera for first time. You were looking great mA. face the camera dude, face the camera…good points.

  2. AA. Yes. Good points and rejoinders. Although my sources say about 85% of Afghanistan is run by the Taliban,and tha would be difficult without a majority of sympathisers? Allah knows best.


    1. Thanks. Yes, at most times almost of 70% of Afghanistan is outside the control of the Karzai government. The Taliban even control the two provinces bordering Kabul. But this discussion was about Pakistan, not Afghanistan.

  3. Idrees Ahmad made good points and looks good. The neocon looks like a zombie undead out for human flesh. Imtiaz Alam is an old enemy of Islam, looks like all the beer and whisky he has consumed has taken up permanent residence of his jowls. Looks like a mini-me of Jabba-the-Hutt.

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