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Afghans Find Their Way

Afghan candidate supporters article icon 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.

by Caroline Wadhams | Monday, March 10, 2014

Focusing on the End Game in Afghanistan

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.

by Caroline Wadhams | Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Karzai risks much in his latest manufactured crisis

Karzai’s recklessness may undermine Afghanistan’s political transition, which has long been cited as the primary determinant of a peaceful future for Afghans.

by John Podesta, Tom Perriello, and Caroline Wadhams | Thursday, November 28, 2013

What to Expect from Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s U.S. Visit

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh article icon 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.

by Caroline Wadhams and Aarthi Gunasekaran | Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Politics and economics, not troops, will decide Afghanistan's future

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 […]

by John Podesta and Caroline Wadhams | Thursday, January 10, 2013

Deepening the U.S.-India Partnership

State dinner for President in IndiaFocusing on energy, infrastructure, and security are three ways the two nations can cooperate for the good of both economies and regional political stability.

by Richard Verma and Caroline Wadhams | Friday, October 26, 2012

U.S. Should Preserve Gains and Prevent Further Bloodshed

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.

by Caroline Wadhams | Friday, March 16, 2012

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

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 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

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