Azmat Khan

What Kind of an Ally Is Pakistan?
As the U.S.-Pakistan relationship continued to descend to new, new lows over the past year, the U.S. has become increasingly vocal in expressing frustrations with its supposed ally in the fight against terror -- and vice versa.
January 3, 2012
As Drone Use Surges, Pilots Report High Stress Levels
Nearly half of the military’s drone operators report high stress levels, according to a new Air Force survey, the first one to assess the psychological state of the people who operate one of the signature weapons of the campaign in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
December 19, 2011
FRONTLINE's Fanning and Aronson Among "Most Powerful in TV News"
Congratulations to FRONTLINE Executive Producer David Fanning and Series Senior Producer Raney Aronson-Rath! The two were featured in news media magazine NewsPro's annual "Most Powerful in TV News" issue.
December 16, 2011
Is California's Medical Marijuana Crackdown Coming to Colorado?
A coordinated, statewide crackdown on medical marijuana might soon find its way to Colorado.
December 16, 2011
CIA Drone Program in Pakistan Reportedly "On Hold" as Relations Deteriorate
Drone strikes in Pakistan are "on hold" at the moment, U.S. intelligence officials involved in the CIA drone program told the Long War Journal Monday, out of fear the strikes would further harm the fragile relationship. But this isn't the first time this has happened.
December 14, 2011
How the Drone War Plays Out in Pakistan's Tribal Areas
Almost every single known U.S. drone strike in Pakistan has taken place in the country’s isolated, underdeveloped tribal areas. Off limits to most, evidence of America’s operations here is scant, but recently published photos of what appears to be the aftermath of the strikes raise important questions.
December 12, 2011
Syria's Assad Denies Knowledge of Slain Singer
In his first interview with an American journalist since the uprising broke out, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denied he'd ever heard of a popular anti-regime singer whose body -- sans vocal cords -- was found in a river last July.
December 8, 2011
Slideshow: Ashura, the Unique Face of Shia Islam
Though the schism between Sunnis and Shia Muslims arose from a succession dispute after the prophet's death, a historic seventh century battle cemented it. The photos below illustrate how many Shias around the world spend the Islamic month of Muharram in remembrance of an event they believe saved Islam.
December 8, 2011
Mapping the CIA's Secret Prisons
The Associated Press and German public television, ARD Panorama, exposed stunning details today about a secret CIA prison in Romania, just minutes from the capital Bucharest.
December 8, 2011
Pressure Mounts on Syria as U.N. Calls for Action to Prevent Civil War
Today U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called for international intervention to protect Syrians from the government's brutal nine-month crackdown, which the organization estimates has now killed more than 4,000 civilians, including 307 children.
December 2, 2011
"Who's Afraid of Ai Weiwei?" Director Headed to Sundance
Congratulations to filmmaker Alison Klayman, whose full-length film on China's most famous artist and provocateur, Ai Weiwei Never Sorry, will premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Utah this January.
December 1, 2011
Two Governors Push to Ease Marijuana Restrictions
Amidst a federal crackdown, the governors of Rhode Island and Washington petitioned the federal government yesterday to reclassify marijuana as a drug with acceptable medical purposes.
December 1, 2011