Maliha Amirzada is a journalist for RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal in Prague.
Mushahid Hussain heads the Defense Committee of the Pakistani Senate and is chairman of the Pakistan China Institute, an Islamabad-based nongovernmental organization.
Opposition from within Pakistan and economic interests are likely to prevent China from basing its People’s Liberation Army in the country.
Defying threats by the Taliban and protests by anti-vaccine parents, Pakistani authorities are taking the gloves off in the fight to eradicate polio.
Families in a restive Pakistani city are skeptical of a government move to ask teachers to carry guns after a Taliban massacre of schoolchildren last month.