It Ain’t Easy Ruling Pakistan: Or, Why Pakistan Just Said No To Saudi Arabia’s Request for Troops In Yemen

Pakistan's parliament just shot down a Saudi request for troops in Yemen. Despite the billions Saudi Arabia has generously lavished on Pakistan, that was still a geopolitically smart call.

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How Some Places Still Think Honor Killings (And Other Similar Monstrosities) Are Good Ideas

Over here in the Gulf states, there's a wretched little practice called "Blood money."  Say you're driving home and you just don't feel like paying attention to the road.  Say you drive over a poor guy from India or Pakistan and kill him.  In developed countries, if it can be proven you were negligent, you'd … Continue reading How Some Places Still Think Honor Killings (And Other Similar Monstrosities) Are Good Ideas