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Caroline Wadhams Archives

The Big Loser at Bonn Will Be Pakistan

Pakistan's decision to disengage from the multilateral effort carries risks for Pakistani interests in Afghanistan and worldwide, write Caroline Wadhams and Brian Katulis.

By Brian Katulis and Caroline Wadhams | Saturday, December 3, 2011

Milestones for Transition in Afghanistan 2012–2014

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Caroline Wadhams offers recommendations for the upcoming international conference on Afghanistan in Bonn, Germany.

By Caroline Wadhams | Friday, December 2, 2011

What Former Afghan Leader Rabbani Knew About Pakistan and Peace

The United States must orient its strategy around facilitating a lasting settlement, rather than getting caught in a cycle of retribution against insurgents and Pakistan, write John Podesta and Caroline Wadhams.

By John Podesta and Caroline Wadhams | Monday, October 3, 2011

How to Prepare Afghanistan for U.S. Withdrawal

John Podesta, Brian Katulis, and Caroline Wadhams explain how the United States can help Afghanistan prepare for the withdrawal of U.S. troops in this Washington Post op-ed.

By John Podesta, Brian Katulis, and Caroline Wadhams | Monday, August 22, 2011

The Need for a Political and Economic Transition Strategy in Afghanistan

book_alt2 icon Report John Podesta, Brian Katulis, and Caroline Wadhams outline steps U.S. policymakers can take to promote a successful handover of responsibility to the Afghan government after U.S. troops withdraw.

By John Podesta, Brian Katulis, and Caroline Wadhams | Monday, August 22, 2011

The Limits of U.S. Assistance to Pakistan

article icon Issue Brief Colin Cookman, Brian Katulis, Sarah Margon, and Caroline Wadhams look at ways to streamline aid to Pakistan while making it more effective.

By Colin Cookman, Brian Katulis, Sarah Margon, and Caroline Wadhams | Monday, July 18, 2011

We Need to Clarify Why We’re in Afghanistan

Caroline Wadhams explains that the Obama administration needs to clarify an implementation plan for achieving U.S. objectives in Afghanistan.

By Caroline Wadhams | Friday, June 24, 2011

Unanswered Questions in Obama’s Afghanistan Policy

The departments and agencies of the U.S. government must work together to back up the president's remarks with policies and plans that can make political settlement and civilian transition in Afghanistan a reality, write Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman.

By Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Thursday, June 23, 2011

After Turkey’s June Elections

article icon Issue Brief Michael Werz, Caroline Wadhams, Matthew Duss, and Sarah Margon on what Turkey's June elections mean for for U.S. foreign policy in the region.

By Michael Werz, Caroline Wadhams, Matthew Duss, and Sarah Margon | Thursday, June 23, 2011

Five Questions President Obama Should Answer in His Afghanistan Announcement (But Probably Won’t)

President Obama needs to look beyond troop levels in his Afghanistan speech tomorrow and focus on broader policy issues, write Brian Katulis and Caroline Wadhams.

By Brian Katulis and Caroline Wadhams | Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Decision Time in Afghanistan

The administration needs to resolve the unanswered questions in its strategy, write Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman. The withdrawal of a significant troop presence from Afghanistan is only a first step.

By Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Monday, June 13, 2011

Negotiating Afghanistan’s Future

Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman argue that the United States needs to rethink its approach in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the raid on Osama bin Laden.

By Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Chance for America and Pakistan to Enhance Coordination to Fight Common Threats

The U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden has raised profound questions about U.S.-Pakistan cooperation on terrorism, say Peter Juul, Brian Katulis, and Caroline Wadhams. But it also offers an opportunity to strengthen that cooperation.

By Peter Juul, Brian Katulis, and Caroline Wadhams | Wednesday, May 4, 2011

After bin Laden

Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman explore U.S. options in the two nations in the wake of the killing of Al Qaeda’s leader.

By Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Good Governance Above All: Learning Egypt’s Lessons in Afghanistan

Caroline Wadhams argues that policymakers should not ignore governance in the war in Afghanistan.

By Caroline Wadhams | Thursday, February 17, 2011