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Richard Holbrooke

About Richard Holbrooke

Richard Holbrooke is US President Barack Obama's Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Professional Biography

As President Obamas Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan

In August 09, Holbrooke compared the success of US in Afghanistan to pornography.

In September 09, media reported that Holbrooke said al-Qaeda wants Pakistan's nuclear secrets.

Richard Holbrooke in News

The History Project Launches, Raises $2 Million in Funding to Fuel Digital Storytelling Platform
The History Project, a modern reinvention of the time capsule, announced today that it is launching with $2 million in funding led by The New York Times Company, with additional investment by Matter Ventures and Altpoint Ventures, as well as several angels

International Diplomatic Mission Furthers Cooperation with Intergovernmental Organizations on Diplomacy and Humanity
There is a global alliance of international organizations held in the United States, Eastern Europe, India, Oceania, Micronesia, and the Caribbean who are pursuing multilateral strategies and catalysts amongst diplomatic missions, civil societies, and intergovernmental affairs to broaden its global leverage, capabilities, sustainability, and leadership at the United Nations and European Union

America to cut two-third of aid projects to Pak, but not financial assistance: US official
The United States will cut two-thirds of the projects it funds in Pakistan, however, a slash of aid is not on the cards as yet, according to US officials.

Exposed Pak must "abandon foreign policy based on jihadist adventurism": Expert
Since Pakistan can no longer protect its jihadist assets, it should reassess its strategic calculus and "abandon a foreign policy that relies on jihadist adventurism", a former Senior Adviser to the US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan has said.

Ex-NATO commander McChrystal cleared of wrongdoing in Rolling Stone piece
The Pentagon has cleared a sacked US general of wrongdoing in connection with a magazine report that said his staff and he had spoken disrespectfully about top US officials.

US holding back economic aid to Pakistan
Most of America's economic aid to Pakistan allocated for last year is still in US government coffers, according to an official report.

Suspected US operatives lying low or leaving Pakistan following Davis' arrest
At least thirty suspected covert US operatives have suspended their activities in Pakistan and twelve have already left the country following the arrest of CIA contractor Raymond Davis, sources have revealed.

Petraeus may quit post of commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan by year end
General David Petraeus plans to quit his post as commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan as a part of changes to be introduced by the Pentagon.

Zardari to visit US in February
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari will visit the United States next month.

'Serious challenges' plague massive US aid to Pakistan: Report
The ambitious US civilian-aid program, which has made Pakistan the world's second-largest recipient of American economic and development assistance, is facing a host of serious challenges on the ground.

Zardari didn't attend Taseer's funeral but goes to US for Holbrooke's memorial service
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari did not attend slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer's funeral last week, but left for the United States on Wednesday to attend a memorial service for late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke.

Pakistan to fully facilitate Afghan peace efforts: Qureshi
Pakistan will not shirk from taking every step possible to promote and facilitate the Afghan reconciliation efforts, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said.

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