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Pakistan's Jirgas and Women's Rights
January 04, 2018
Pakistan's Jirgas and Women's Rights
Pakistan's move to legitimize jirga justice will have dire consequences for the country's women.
Pakistan's Jirgas and Women's Rights
Free Speech Murdered in Maldives
January 04, 2018
Free Speech Murdered in Maldives
Voices critical of the government and religious extremism face the threat of abduction -- or worse.
Free Speech Murdered in Maldives
Afghan, Chinese Ministers of Defense Meet in Beijing
January 02, 2018
Afghan, Chinese Ministers of Defense Meet in Beijing
The meeting underlines growing military-to-military ties.
Afghan, Chinese Ministers of Defense Meet in Beijing
10 Years After Benazir Bhutto's Death, What Lies Ahead for the Pakistan People's Party?
December 31, 2017
10 Years After Benazir Bhutto's Death, What Lies Ahead for the Pakistan People's Party?
Can Benazir Bhutto’s son create bring his mother’s dynamism to the party’s politics?
10 Years After Benazir Bhutto's Death, What Lies Ahead for the Pakistan People's Party?
Elections Might Make Things Worse for Afghanistan
December 30, 2017
Elections Might Make Things Worse for Afghanistan
Upcoming elections, unless reforms are made, will only increase political instability.
Elections Might Make Things Worse for Afghanistan
How Can India Leverage the Trump National Security Strategy?
December 29, 2017
How Can India Leverage the Trump National Security Strategy?
The Trump National Security Strategy document flatters India, but how can New Delhi reap the benefits from the United States?
How Can India Leverage the Trump National Security Strategy?
China Brings Afghanistan and Pakistan Together to Discuss Regional Issues, But Divergences Remain
December 29, 2017
China Brings Afghanistan and Pakistan Together to Discuss Regional Issues, But Divergences Remain
Despite Chinese attempts at mediation, differences between Kabul and Islamabad persist.
China Brings Afghanistan and Pakistan Together to Discuss Regional Issues, But Divergences Remain
Russia's Anti-Drug Crusade in Afghanistan
December 28, 2017
Russia's Anti-Drug Crusade in Afghanistan
Russia, believing U.S. efforts are failing, is stepping up its war on drug trafficking.
Russia's Anti-Drug Crusade in Afghanistan
Has the Pakistan Army Changed Its India Policy?
December 28, 2017
Has the Pakistan Army Changed Its India Policy?
General Qamar Bajwa's comments to the Pakistani Senate raised hope for better India-Pakistan relations.
Has the Pakistan Army Changed Its India Policy?
Explaining India’s UN Vote on Jerusalem
December 28, 2017
Explaining India’s UN Vote on Jerusalem
India voted in favor of the UNGA resolution on Jerusalem despite its bonhomie with the U.S. and Israel.
Explaining India’s UN Vote on Jerusalem
Sharp Words From the United States Will Achieve Little in Pakistan
December 27, 2017
Sharp Words From the United States Will Achieve Little in Pakistan
It's time for the United States to take note of some realities in Pakistan.
Sharp Words From the United States Will Achieve Little in Pakistan
China’s Moment in Nepal: Implications for India
December 27, 2017
China’s Moment in Nepal: Implications for India
Even as Nepal's new leaders appear to pursue closer ties with Beijing, not all is lost for New Delhi.
China’s Moment in Nepal: Implications for India
What Peace in Colombia Teaches Us About War in Afghanistan
December 23, 2017
What Peace in Colombia Teaches Us About War in Afghanistan
A successful reconciliation process after three decades of excruciating false starts offers some not-so-encouraging lessons for Afghanistan.
What Peace in Colombia Teaches Us About War in Afghanistan
US Vice President Pence Makes Surprise Trip to Afghanistan
December 22, 2017
US Vice President Pence Makes Surprise Trip to Afghanistan
The long war is still on.
US Vice President Pence Makes Surprise Trip to Afghanistan
The Geopolitics of the Lapis Lazuli Corridor
December 22, 2017
The Geopolitics of the Lapis Lazuli Corridor
The Lapis Lazuli project will advance the geopolitical aspirations of the member countries -- and the US.
The Geopolitics of the Lapis Lazuli Corridor
India's Neighborhood-First Diplomacy Coming Apart at the Seams
December 22, 2017
India's Neighborhood-First Diplomacy Coming Apart at the Seams
Despite a concerted push, India is losing ground to China in its own backyard.
India's Neighborhood-First Diplomacy Coming Apart at the Seams
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