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Don’t Put All the Security Eggs in the Al Qaeda Basket

Faced with commander McChrystal's grim new security assessment, the Obama administration stands on the brink of making major reforms to its Afghanistan strategy—one that is further complicated by reports of election fraud that diminish the legitimacy of its partner government in Kabul.

By Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Thursday, October 15, 2009

Faces of Pakistan’s Militant Leaders

Militant commanders in Pakistan are often collectively referred to as “Taliban,” but they groups possess varied origins, motivations, tactics, and leadership. These profiles offer insight.

By Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Interactive Map: Leaders of Pakistan’s Militant Groups

cursor icon Interactive Interactive map shows the locations of Pakistan's militant leaders, gives information about their motivations and tactics, and shows where the Pakistani military is fighting them.

By Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Street Fighting

China’s president was set to meet global leaders in Italy, but had to return home to deal with riots in Xinjiang, write Winny Chen, Colin Cookman, and Chris Beddor.

By Winny Chen, Colin Cookman, and Chris Beddor | Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Interactive Map: Fighting Pushes Pakistanis from Their Homes and Threatens Further Instability

cursor icon Interactive Pakistan’s displaced people deserve a close look this World Refugee Day—this interactive map shows how fighting has pushed Pakistan’s people from their homes.

By Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Friday, June 19, 2009

Slideshow: Pakistan’s Internally Displaced People

cursor icon Interactive This slideshow shows powerful images of Pakistan's refugees, telling a story of the issues they're facing and the violence that displaced them.

By Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Friday, June 19, 2009

Meeting the Challenges in Pakistan

book_alt2 icon Report Lawrence J. Korb, Brian Katulis, and Colin Cookman report on the current situation in Pakistan and how to move U.S. strategy forward.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Brian Katulis, and Colin Cookman | Wednesday, May 27, 2009

First Impressions from Pakistan

Lawrence Korb, Brian Katulis, and Colin Cookman deliver preliminary observations from their current trip to Pakistan.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Brian Katulis, and Colin Cookman | Monday, April 27, 2009

Sustainable Security in Afghanistan

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Lawrence Korb, Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman, and Sean Duggan provides recommendations for a lasting security in Afghanistan.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman, and Sean Duggan | Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Threats, Options, and Risks in Pakistan

U.S. Predator missile strikes in Pakistan have risen in the past year, writes Colin Cookman. But the question remains, how effective are they?

By Colin Cookman | Thursday, March 5, 2009

Partnership for Progress

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Caroline Wadhams, Brian Katulis, Lawrence J. Korb, and Colin Cookman offers a new strategy for prosperity and stability in Pakistan and the region.

By Caroline Wadhams, Brian Katulis, Lawrence J. Korb, and Colin Cookman | Monday, November 17, 2008

A “Downward Spiral” in Afghanistan

National Intelligence Estimate warns of “downward spiral” and other problems in Afghanistan, write Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman, and Jenny Shin.

By Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman, and Jenny Shin | Thursday, October 9, 2008

Alarm Bells in Afghanistan

The forgotten war in Afghanistan has once again leapt back into the news with disturbing reports of rising international casualties and large-scale Taliban offensives in the south.

By Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Friday, July 4, 2008

Afghanistan Needs More Than Money

The upcoming International Conference in Support of Afghanistan represents an opportunity to renew U.S. commitments to the country.

By Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman, and Ben Dear | Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Time to focus on Pakistan

US intelligence officials agree Al Qaeda has found a safe haven in Pakistan, yet US politicians remain preoccupied with Iraq and Iran.

By Colin Cookman | Thursday, May 29, 2008