Report This report overviews the major political dynamics that have characterized the current Pakistani government’s tenure and previews the country's forthcoming general election campaign.
The United States will need to remain engaged with multiple centers of power inside Pakistan as it works through internal political struggles, write Colin Cookman and Brian Katulis.
Video Colin Cookman explains why the United States must focus on Afghanistan's political transition.
The prospects for Pakistan's democracy and long-term stability will ultimately depend on political leaders being held publicly accountable for their management of the country's economic development, writes Colin Cookman.
Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman examine what has to happen next in Afghanistan for the new bilateral partnership to bear lasting fruit.
The recent protests in Afghanistan expose vulnerabilities in the current U.S. approach, write Colin Cookman and Caroline Wadhams. A diplomatic tack is necessary.
Issue Brief Though tensions between the two countries have risen recently the United States maintains an interest in engagement with Pakistan, and must be careful in considering how it structures and enforces new promises of assistance or threats of a cutoff, write Colin Cookman and Bill French.
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.
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.
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.
Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman explore U.S. options in the two nations in the wake of the killing of Al Qaeda’s leader.
Pakistani leaders and their international backers must continue to push for reforms if the country is to move away from international dependency and towards a more sustainable future, writes Colin Cookman.
The United States and its allies must address the political and financial stability of Afghanistan now or face the consequences down the road, says Colin Cookman.