In Pakistan, US & India More Popular Than Extremist Groups
August 29, 2014
In Pakistan, US & India More Popular Than Extremist Groups
Pakistanis have a more favorable view of India and the U.S. than of either the Taliban or al-Qaeda.
In Pakistan, US & India More Popular Than Extremist Groups
Bacha Bazi: The Tragedy of Afghanistan’s Dancing Boys
August 23, 2014
Bacha Bazi: The Tragedy of Afghanistan’s Dancing Boys
An old tradition has experienced a disturbing revival in post-Taliban Afghanistan.
Bacha Bazi: The Tragedy of Afghanistan’s Dancing Boys
Raghuram Rajan: Why Does India 'Tolerate the Venal Politician?'
August 22, 2014
Raghuram Rajan: Why Does India 'Tolerate the Venal Politician?'
Also, the Taliban ramps up its attacks, Sushma Swaraj talks Hindu identity and more. Friday links.
Raghuram Rajan: Why Does India 'Tolerate the Venal Politician?'
Indian Government Unveils Railways Budget
July 09, 2014
Indian Government Unveils Railways Budget
Plus, Pakistan continues Operation Zarb-e-Azb, and India mulls de-licensing defense products. Mid-week links.
Indian Government Unveils Railways Budget
The Future of Afghanistan
June 23, 2014
The Future of Afghanistan
Interview: Andrew Wilder on the recent elections in Afghanistan and how to secure the country post-2014
The Future of Afghanistan
Seeing in Iraq the Future of Afghanistan
June 22, 2014
Seeing in Iraq the Future of Afghanistan
Washington and Kabul must act to ensure Afghanistan avoids the fate of Iraq.
Seeing in Iraq the Future of Afghanistan
Securing Afghanistan Through North-South-South Cooperation
June 11, 2014
Securing Afghanistan Through North-South-South Cooperation
Developed nations should work with developing partners to assist war-torn countries like Afghanistan.
Securing Afghanistan Through North-South-South Cooperation
The Taliban Desperately Attempts to Remain Relevant in Afghanistan
June 09, 2014
The Taliban Desperately Attempts to Remain Relevant in Afghanistan
The Taliban dreads the success of democracy in Afghanistan and will do anything to stop it.
The Taliban Desperately Attempts to Remain Relevant in Afghanistan
Afghan Presidential Front-Runner Survives Assassination Attempt
June 07, 2014
Afghan Presidential Front-Runner Survives Assassination Attempt
Also, Bowe Bergdahl, Guantanamo Bay, and terrorism in Pakistan. Friday links.
Afghan Presidential Front-Runner Survives Assassination Attempt
The Strategic Logic of the US-Taliban Prisoner Swap Deal
June 03, 2014
The Strategic Logic of the US-Taliban Prisoner Swap Deal
Debates over the merits of the U.S.-Taliban prisoner swap agreement are missing the point.
The Strategic Logic of the US-Taliban Prisoner Swap Deal
U.S. Releases Five Taliban Guantanamo Detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
June 03, 2014
U.S. Releases Five Taliban Guantanamo Detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
The U.S. and the Taliban negotiated a secret prisoner swap, freeing five senior Taliban operatives for one U.S. soldier.
U.S. Releases Five Taliban Guantanamo Detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
A New Dawn for Afghanistan?
May 19, 2014
A New Dawn for Afghanistan?
Despite political uncertainty, a new optimism is becoming evident among the people of Afghanistan.
A New Dawn for Afghanistan?
Assessing the Taliban's 'Spring Offensive' Threat
May 09, 2014
Assessing the Taliban's 'Spring Offensive' Threat
The Taliban have announced that their 2014 "spring offensive" will begin imminently.
Assessing the Taliban's 'Spring Offensive' Threat
Afghan Election Runoff: Calling Obama and Karzai
May 04, 2014
Afghan Election Runoff: Calling Obama and Karzai
The runoff faces security and political risks. The two rivals should cooperate in avoiding them.
Afghan Election Runoff: Calling Obama and Karzai
Interview: Abdullah Abdullah
May 01, 2014
Interview: Abdullah Abdullah
The Diplomat speaks with Abdullah Abdullah, the frontrunner in the Afghanistan presidential election.
Interview: Abdullah Abdullah
Afghanistan’s Milestone
April 06, 2014
Afghanistan’s Milestone
For the first time ever, one elected Afghan president is being succeeded by another as America’s strategic mission comes to an end.
Afghanistan’s Milestone
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