Asia

Hard Data and Smart Power: the Future of U.S. Assistance to Afghanistan

April 14, 2014 by Mike Hartnett
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As the target date for U.S. military withdrawal in Afghanistan approaches, the United States risks a precipitous loss of influence in the region without a viable plan to transition from a military-heavy strategy towards one more focused on effective development assistance and smart power.

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Pakistan’s Sectarian Turn

April 3, 2014 by Ahmed Humayun
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As the Arab world descends into sectarian turmoil, with rival Sunni and Shi’i militias fighting on multiple fronts, the Pakistani state has yet to respond effectively to the ensuing ideological violence.

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What if Modi Wins? The United States’ Balancing Act in India

March 31, 2014 by Brianna Dieter
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If Narendra Modi is voted into the highest office in India, the United States should work with him as India’s freely elected leader while taking visible steps to support and advance American values.

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Focusing on the End Game in Afghanistan

February 4, 2014 by Caroline Wadhams
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The United States should halt its efforts to secure a U.S.-Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement until after the upcoming Afghan presidential elections.

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The Case for Continued Faith in Emerging Markets

January 22, 2014 by Ali Wyne
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Despite newfound pessimism in some quarters, emerging markets will continue to figure prominently in the global economy.

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Regional Perspectives on the U.S.-Afghan Security Pact

December 28, 2013 by Omar Samad
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A durable bilateral security agreement with the United States will require the engagement of Afghanistan’s three oft-forgotten regional neighbors, Russia, China and India.

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