Asia and the Pacific
Pakistan has been a critical partner for the United States since the events of 9/11, assisting in the hunt for al Qaeda leaders and fighting the Taliban in its western frontier regions. But increased militancy in the tribal areas, continued acts of terrorism in the country and its nuclear program present Washington with serious challenges.
REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra - An army soldier stands inside the Army Public School, which was attacked by Taliban gunmen, in Peshawar, December 17, 2014.
Pakistani Civilian and Military Leadership Must Work Together to Defeat Jihadis
December 20, 2014, Bruce Riedel
Following the aftermath of the massacre in Peshawar, Bruce Riedel writes that the Pakistani civilian and military leadership must come together to break decisively with all of the jihadis.
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Historian and journalist William Dalrymple looks to the present and future of Afghanistan as the U.S. withdraws from the longest war in its history. He sees the danger of an escalating conflict between India and Pakistan, two nuclear powers that could threaten world peace.
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The India-Pakistan Conundrum
Stephen P. Cohen, May 29, 2013
Director, The Intelligence Project
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Stephen P. Cohen
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, The India Project
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
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