The U.S.-Pakistan relationship is put at risk by a shooting in Lahore, writes Colin Cookman. Resolving the situation will take careful diplomacy by both countries.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry’s proposal to take a closer look at U.S. policies in Afghanistan offers a much-needed opportunity to reassess our efforts to develop a sustainable peace settlement, says Colin Cookman.
Pakistan’s international donors have a responsibility to hold the country accountable for government reform, writes Colin Cookman.
Report Report from Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman, Brian Katulis, and Lawrence Korb outlines how to promote a self-sustaining government in Afghanistan.
The Obama administration should use the security breach as an opportunity to articulate its Afghanistan endgame, write Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman.
Carolina Wadhams and Colin Cookman on Tuesday's international conference that brought together more than 70 countries to discuss moving forward in Afghanistan.
Report International donors at the upcoming Afghanistan conference should condition continued aid on key political reforms, write Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman.
Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman provide analysis of the upcoming “peace jirga” in Kabul and President Karzai’s new peace plan for Afghanistan.
The passage of Pakistan’s 18th amendment to its constitution could mark a shift to a more representative federal system, writes Colin Cookman.
The U.S. military and intelligence community took two steps forward in Afghanistan, but President Karzai took two steps back, write Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman.
Yesterday the New York Times broke the story of the capture of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the operational leader of the Afghan Taliban and the highest-ranking insurgent figure captured since the war began in 2001. Baradar's capture, which the BBC reports happened approximately a week ago, took place in the Pakistani port city of Karachi in a joint operation between the CIA and Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Although few details about his condition or his cooperativeness are available, Baradar is now said to be under joint questioning in Pakistani custody.
Colin Cookman and Brian Katulis outline India’s strategic importance to the United States on global and regional issues as India’s prime minister arrives for the first state visit hosted by President Obama.
Afghan elections illuminate how ex-warlords’ influence continues to hold back democratic governance and threaten political stability, write Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman, and Christina Misunas.
The international community should continue to demand strong government in Afghanistan as the country heads into another round of voting, write Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman, and Peter Juul.