For centuries, the backbone of Afghanistan's civil society has been its traditional community-based institutions. Partnering with them will be vital to achieving stability in the region. Mehreen Farooq and Waleed ZiadMehreen Farooq is a research fellow at the World Organization for Resource Development and Education (WORDE). Waleed Ziad is a PhD candidate working at WORDE.
Near Burma’s border with China, a Catholic leprosy colony provides shelter — and community. Brennan O'ConnorBrennan O'Connor is a freelance journalist based in Southeast Asia. His work has appeared in Burn (USA), The Walrus (Canada), The National (UAE) and Al Jazeera (Qatar).
Why Pakistan’s release of the suspected mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks isn’t just a strike against its ever fragile relationship with India, but one that could throw off the dynamic the U.S. has with both countries -- to everyone’s detriment.