Pakistan http://publicradiotulsa.org en Dr. Paula Newberg, of the University of Texas-Austin, on "Pakistan's Elections: What Happens Now?" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/dr-paula-newberg-university-texas-austin-pakistans-elections-what-happens-now <p>On this edition of ST, a discussion of Pakistan, that vitally important yet on-again-off-again U.S. ally --- or is "ally" even the proper term here? --- which saw an electoral "first" recently. That is, after its historic elections over the weekend, Pakistan's first elected government served its full term and then ceded power to a new government, to be headed by prime minister-elect Nawaz Sharif and president-elect Asif Ali Zardari. Our guest is the noted South Asian expert, Dr. Fri, 17 May 2013 19:39:25 +0000 Rich Fisher 39254 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Dr. Paula Newberg, of the University of Texas-Austin, on "Pakistan's Elections: What Happens Now?" "Pakistan and the United States: Future of a Reluctant Alliance" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/pakistan-and-united-states-future-reluctant-alliance <p>On this edition of our show, we welcome back Husain Haqqani, who served as Pakistan's ambassador to the United States from 2008 to 2011. He's giving a free-to-the-public address tonight (Thursday the 28th) at 7:30pm in the Lorton Performance Center on the TU campus. Haqqani (who also addressed the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations last night) currently serves as Professor of the Practice of International Relations at Boston University; he's also a Senior Fellow and the Director for South and Central Asia at the Hudson Institute. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:50:12 +0000 Rich Fisher 36505 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Pakistan and the United States: Future of a Reluctant Alliance" "The New 'Great Game:' Central Asia in Geopolitics Today" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/new-great-game-central-asia-geopolitics-today <p>How will U.S. relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan change once NATO forces start withdrawing from Afghanistan in 2014? It's a question (or a pair of questions) that's been widely discussed, and widely debated, of late. But what about, moreover, our relations with the so-called "stans" of Central Asia --- namely, the five republics of the former Soviet Union: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. On this installment of ST, we welcome Dr. Charles E. Ziegler, Professor of Political Science and Distinguished University Scholar at the University of Louisville. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:36:56 +0000 Rich Fisher 30858 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The New 'Great Game:' Central Asia in Geopolitics Today" Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washinton Post on "The War within the War for Afghanistan" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/rajiv-chandrasekaran-washinton-post-war-within-war-afghanistan <p>On this edition of our program, we are pleased to speak with Rajiv Chandrasekaran, a senior correspondent and associate editor with The Washington Post, whose newest book (just out in June of this year) is called "Little America: The War within the War for Afghanistan." This book, like much of Chandrasekaran's tireless reporting over the last several years, basically explores America's response to both al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan --- a complex, often difficult, and ongoing military engagement that now stands as the longest war in U.S. history. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 23:18:32 +0000 Rich Fisher 26135 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washinton Post on "The War within the War for Afghanistan"