Issue Brief The international community will play an important but secondary role in Afghanistan’s future as Afghans work to create a more sustainable state through strengthening their political consensus, building their economy, and increasing security.
Caroline Wadhams discusses the end game in Afghanistan and how the United States should refrain from announcing a full withdrawal of U.S. troops prior to the election.
Karzai’s recklessness may undermine Afghanistan’s political transition, which has long been cited as the primary determinant of a peaceful future for Afghans.
Issue Brief Prime Minister Singh and President Obama will meet for the third official U.S.-India state visit to exchange ideas on deepening the U.S.-India partnership, as well as fulfilling unmet expectations.
As Afghan President Hamid Karzai visits Washington to discuss a bilateral strategic agreement between the United States and Afghanistan, policymakers and the public are debating the pace of troop drawdown and the residual force post-2014, when the security handover to Afghan authorities finishes. Missing from these discussions is a focus on the political and economic […]
Focusing on energy, infrastructure, and security are three ways the two nations can cooperate for the good of both economies and regional political stability.
Caroline Wadhams argues that the United States should continue withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and ensure, to the extent possible, a peaceful and sustainable transition to Afghan lead.
Pakistan's decision to disengage from the multilateral effort carries risks for Pakistani interests in Afghanistan and worldwide, write Caroline Wadhams and Brian Katulis.
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.
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.
Issue Brief Colin Cookman, Brian Katulis, Sarah Margon, and Caroline Wadhams look at ways to streamline aid to Pakistan while making it more effective.
Caroline Wadhams explains that the Obama administration needs to clarify an implementation plan for achieving U.S. objectives in Afghanistan.
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.
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.
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.