• Progress and Peril in North Waziristan0

    • Blog
    • December 16, 2017

    Michael Kugelman December 11, 2017 Last month, I had a rare opportunity to visit North Waziristan, a Pakistani tribal region blessed with rugged beauty, yet cursed with a long history of conflict. Long a haven for terrorists, both local and foreign, it’s been described as the most dangerous place on earth. My visit was eye-opening

  • What Do U.S.-Pakistan Tensions Mean For India?0

    • Blog
    • December 14, 2017

    BloombergQuintOpinion Michael Kugelman @MichaelKugelman December 12, 2017 On Dec. 4, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis made a quick trip to Islamabad. His whirlwind visit did little to ease the current tensions in U.S.-Pakistan relations. Islamabad is smarting about Washington’s new South Asia strategy, which demands Pakistan stop supporting militants on its soil — a demand

  • In Afghanistan, Gender Not Always Indicator of Support for Women’s Rights In Afghanistan0

    • Blog
    • December 14, 2017

    December 13, 2017 By Tabasum Akseer and Fahim Ahmad Yousufzai During a meeting last week with female lawmakers on the role of women in state-building and government, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared that “discrimination against women is not our culture.” There is a robust relationship between the strength of democracy, gender equality, and security. This


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  • The Rohingyas – Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide, book review

    The scale and nature of the violence unleashed by the Myanmar authorities against the Rohingya have prompted a top United Nations official to describe the operation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Human Rights Watch has concurred, and Amnesty International has called for an investigation into these criminal acts. The violence, underpinned by the

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