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A Turning Point in Afghanistan-India Relations?
November 24, 2015
A Turning Point in Afghanistan-India Relations?
Recent developments in the India-Afghanistan bilateral relationship suggest a major shift may be afoot.
A Turning Point in Afghanistan-India Relations?
A Turning Point: Mullah Omar's Demise and the Future of the Taliban
August 02, 2015
A Turning Point: Mullah Omar's Demise and the Future of the Taliban
Make no mistake: Mullah Omar's death may upend the entire militant landscape in Afghanistan.
A Turning Point: Mullah Omar's Demise and the Future of the Taliban
Afghanistan's Ex-Intelligence Chief Reflects on Mullah Omar's Death
July 30, 2015
Afghanistan's Ex-Intelligence Chief Reflects on Mullah Omar's Death
Amrullah Saleh, the former head of Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS), discusses Mullah Omar's death.
Afghanistan's Ex-Intelligence Chief Reflects on Mullah Omar's Death
With or Without Peace Talks, Violence Remains a Reality in Afghanistan
June 25, 2015
With or Without Peace Talks, Violence Remains a Reality in Afghanistan
Afghanistan's precarious rapprochement with Pakistan is not paying dividends.
With or Without Peace Talks, Violence Remains a Reality in Afghanistan
Afghanistan, Pakistan to Cooperate on Counter-Terrorism
May 18, 2015
Afghanistan, Pakistan to Cooperate on Counter-Terrorism
Afghanistan and Pakistan will cooperate formally on counter-terrorism. Is this a seachange in their bilateral ties?
Afghanistan, Pakistan to Cooperate on Counter-Terrorism
The Haqqani Threat to the US-Pakistan Détente
July 31, 2014
The Haqqani Threat to the US-Pakistan Détente
America and Pakistan have seen relations improve in recent months. Unfortunately, the Haqqani network could derail this.
The Haqqani Threat to the US-Pakistan Détente
Pakistan Expands Defense Budget
June 12, 2014
Pakistan Expands Defense Budget
Pakistan is expanding its defense budget by 11 percent to $7 billion in FY2014-2015.
Pakistan Expands Defense Budget
Pakistani Journalist Accuses Spy Agency of Assassination Attempt
April 26, 2014
Pakistani Journalist Accuses Spy Agency of Assassination Attempt
Plus, Mumbai votes, Afghanistan's election results come in, and India makes it easier for Chinese citizens to visit.
Pakistani Journalist Accuses Spy Agency of Assassination Attempt
Where Do The US and Pakistan Go From Here?
November 20, 2013
Where Do The US and Pakistan Go From Here?
The pre-2011 status quo in US-Pakistan relations is not coming back. Now’s the time to determine its replacement.
Where Do The US and Pakistan Go From Here?
Should the U.S. and Pakistan Get 'Divorced?'
September 21, 2012
Should the U.S. and Pakistan Get 'Divorced?'
Pakistan’s former U.S. Ambassador says its time to give up the “magnificent delusion” of an alliance.
Should the U.S. and Pakistan Get 'Divorced?'
Mind Games in Afghanistan
February 07, 2012
Mind Games in Afghanistan
The timing of the leak of last week’s report on interrogations of Taliban members was suspicious. But NATO will have to get used to efforts to sow discord.
Mind Games in Afghanistan
Pakistani Politics Gets Messier
February 03, 2012
Pakistani Politics Gets Messier
Tensions between the civilian government and military have been growing. If Imran Khan is able to step in it will make life even more complicated for the U.S.
Pakistani Politics Gets Messier
US Considering Afghan Ceasefire?
October 25, 2011
US Considering Afghan Ceasefire?
Hillary Clinton has raised the question of a US ceasefire in Afghanistan. It may be recognition that there’s no military solution to this decade-old conflict.
US Considering Afghan Ceasefire?
Why the US Fumbled Afghanistan
October 09, 2011
Why the US Fumbled Afghanistan
A decade after the Afghan War began, it’s clear the US made a mistake in not working more with India. The missteps then have haunted it since.
Why the US Fumbled Afghanistan
America’s Foreign Policy Fiasco
September 29, 2011
America’s Foreign Policy Fiasco
Barack Obama’s once promising foreign policy has been undermined by short-sighted support for Israel and muddled objectives in Afghanistan.
America’s Foreign Policy Fiasco
India's Own Anti-Terror Model
July 26, 2011
India's Own Anti-Terror Model
India should resist calls for a US-style approach to counter-terrorism. It needs its own model in light of Mumbai.
India's Own Anti-Terror Model
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