The South Asia Channel

Baby Steps for AfPak Relations

Ashraf Ghani, the newly elected Afghan president, recently made a high profile visit to Pakistan with hopes of opening a new chapter in relations between ...


Death Throes of the Pakistani Taliban

Why the brutal attacks in Peshawar have already backfired against the TTP.

The South Asia Channel

In the Afterglow of the London Conference

With the uptick in violence since the formation of the National Unity Government in Afghanistan in September, led by Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, the ...

The South Asia Channel

A Signal or Noise? The Afghan Taliban’s Interest in Peace

Did Mullah Mohammed Omar, the leader of the Afghan Taliban, just make an overture for peace? It is an interesting question that requires making distinctions ...

The Cable

Afghan Watchdog Pushes Pentagon on Lavish Spending

A top U.S. watchdog is raising new questions about the Pentagon's $700 million effort to boost Afghanistan's economy.


Kazakhstan Eyes Prestige in Afghanistan After 2014 Drawdown

From development to drug trafficking, the Central Asian country wants to up its game in Afghanistan, but it might be biting off more than it can chew.

The South Asia Channel

The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend

As Pakistani Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif was busy emphasizing his country’s “sincerity” in taking action against all militants during his weeklong visit to Washington, ...

The Cable

Afghan Watchdog: Corruption Poses Serious Financial Risk

Even as the American combat mission in Afghanistan comes to a close, mismanagement of reconstruction projects poses a serious threat to taxpayer dollars.

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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