Pakistan

The World - Episode 20071119 - Pakistan's lawless tribal areas

The United States is worried about Pakistan's tribal areas, near the border with Afghanistan. That's where the Pakistani government is battling al Qaeda and Taliban-linked militants. Given Pakistan's current political instability, Washington is reportedly considering enlisting tribal leaders to deal directly with the militants. Anchor Marco Werman discusses the notion with BBC correspondent Haroon Rashid in Islamabad.

The World - Episode 20071119 - Pakistan politics

The World's Matthew Bell has the latest on the politics in Pakistan as it enters its third week of emergency rule under President Pervez Musharraf. Pakistan's Supreme Court today threw out the main legal challenges to last month's re-election of Musharraf to another five year term in office. And Musharraf is showing no sign of giving in to President Bush's public demands.

Environment

Give peace parks a chance

Parks and natural areas can be an important part of international diplomacy and peace building between countries in conflict. That's according to University of Vermont professor Saleem Ali who edited the new book "Peace Parks: Conservation and Conflict Resolution." Dr. Ali talked with host Bruce Gellerman.

The World - Episode 20071109 - Pakistan tensions rise

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Laura Lynch in Islamabad about the rising tensions in Pakistan. Today, opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was prevented by government security forces from leading a rally against President Musharraf's emergency rule.

The World - Episode 20071108 - Pakistan's poor

Despite protests by Pakistan's elite against President Musharraf's emergency rule, the vast majority of Pakistanis seem more concerned with trying to make a living. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the CBC's Laura Lynch, who is in Islamabad.

The World - Episode 20071108 - Pakistan and nuclear proliferation

The husband and wife team of Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark wrote "Deception: Pakistan, the United States, and the Secret Trade in Nuclear Weapons." Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Adrian Levy about Pakistan's role in the proliferation of nuclear technology around the world.

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