Shows featuring Manan Ahmed

  • Manan Ahmed on the Politics of US "Hysteria" over Pakistan Stop-drone-web
    As a truce between the Pakistani government and the Taliban collapses, clashes between the two sides have forced tens of thousands to flee Pakistan’s Swat Valley. We speak to University of Chicago historian Manan Ahmed about the distinction between legitimate and overblown concerns about Pakistan’s internal unrest. While US political culture has focused on the Taliban, it’s...
    May 07, 2009 | Story
  • Pakistan in Turmoil after Benazir Bhutto’s Assassination Bhutto3web
    Hundreds and thousands of Pakistanis attend the funeral of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Pakistan’s political future remains unclear and riots erupted as news of Bhutto’s assassination spread across the country. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has blamed Islamic militants for carrying out the assassination, but several associates of Bhutto have accused...
    December 28, 2007 | Story
  • Pakistan’s Musharraf Gets U.S. Backing for Crackdown Just Days Before Court Decision on Case Challenging His Rule Musharafftvweb
    In a countrywide crackdown, Musharraf has declared a state of emergency, removed Pakistan’s chief justice and arrested thousands of people. We go to Lahore for reaction from American lawyer Devin Theriot-Orr and speak to Pakistan historian Manan Ahmed. [includes rush transcript]
    November 05, 2007 | Story
  • Citizens of Salem, MA Join with Greenpeace to Protest Proposed Expansion of Pacific Gas and Electric Plant
    The residents of Salem, MA say that the coal-fired plant owned by PG&E has elevated cancer rates in their community by contaminating the air and drinking water. Coal is a central feature of of the Bush administration’s new energy policy, which would throw billions of dollars into building new coal-fired power plants across the country and exempt many older plants from meeting federal...
    August 28, 2001 | Story