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/Mohsin Raza - Nawaz Sharif, prime minister and leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) political party, speaks to his party members.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif: Six Months On, No Vision
December 11, 2013, Madiha Afzal
Months after Pakistan's new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took office, Madiha Afzal argues that little has improved on any of the country's critical fronts, particularly on Pakistan's existential militant threat.
Opinion | The Daily Beast
November 30, 2013, Bruce Riedel
Opinion | India Today
November 22, 2013, Bruce Riedel
November 19, 2013, Madiha Afzal
Opinion | The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs
November 19, 2013, Bruce Riedel
November 18, 2013, Bruce Riedel
Opinion | The India Times
November 5, 2013, Bruce Riedel
Opinion | South Asia Hand
October 30, 2013, Teresita C. Schaffer and Howard Schaffer
Opinion | The Indian Express
October 28, 2013, Bruce Riedel
Opinion | The Express Tribune
October 25, 2013, Madiha Afzal
October 11, 2013, Jenny Perlman Robinson and Jenny Alexander
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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, Saban 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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