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Caroline Wadhams Archives

Governance in Afghanistan

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman outlines challenges to improving Afghanistan's system of government and how the United States can address them.

By Colin Cookman and Caroline Wadhams | Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Progress in Pakistan

The fourth round of U.S.-Pakistan strategic dialogue takes place this week, and the Obama administration’s policies are already paying dividends, write Brian Katulis and Caroline Wadhams.

By Brian Katulis and Caroline Wadhams | Wednesday, March 24, 2010

There’s No Success Without Political Progress

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.

By Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Friday, February 26, 2010

The Urgency of the Moment

Caroline Wadhams offers guidelines for creating international consensus on a civilian strategy in Afghanistan at the London conference.

By Caroline Wadhams | Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ask the Expert: Making it Work in Afghanistan

play_alt icon Video Caroline Wadhams discusses President Obama's Afghanistan policy and what the administration would need to do for their mission to be successful.

By Caroline Wadhams | Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Statement on President Obama’s Address to the Nation on Afghanistan

CAP analyzes President Obama's speech last night on the administration's Afghanistan strategy.

By Caroline Wadhams, Lawrence J. Korb, and Brian Katulis | Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Concerns About the Civilian Strategy in Afghanistan

Caroline Wadhams discusses the Obama administration's Afghanistan strategy at Foreign Policy magazine.

By Caroline Wadhams | Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Lingering Questions for the President

Caroline Wadhams discusses the Obama administrations strategy for Afghanistan at Democracy Arsenal.

By Caroline Wadhams | Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Statement on Obama’s Upcoming Decision on Afghanistan

The Center for American Progress calls on Congress and the Obama Administration to make crystal clear to the American people their objectives and goals.

By Caroline Wadhams, Lawrence J. Korb, and Brian Katulis | Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Our Faustian Bargains in Afghanistan

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.

By Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman, and Christina Misunas | Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Keep Pushing Effective Governance in Afghanistan

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.

By Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman, and Peter Juul | Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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

The Wrong Question

In his recent assessment of the war in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, argued that focusing on increasing troop levels and resources misses the point. Despite this assertion, the U.S. public debate barrels along focused almost exclusively on one question: should the United States send more U.S. troops to Afghanistan?

By Caroline Wadhams | Monday, September 28, 2009

Watching the Afghan Elections

No matter the outcome of tomorrow’s elections in Afghanistan, the United States and others will need to move quickly before support fades for the mission there, write Caroline Wadhams and Brian Katulis.

By Caroline Wadhams and Brian Katulis | Wednesday, August 19, 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