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Caroline Wadhams Archives

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

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

Interactive Map: Leaders of Pakistan’s Militant Groups

cursor icon Interactive Interactive map shows the locations of Pakistan's militant leaders, gives information about their motivations and tactics, and shows where the Pakistani military is fighting them.

by Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Interactive Map: Fighting Pushes Pakistanis from Their Homes and Threatens Further Instability

cursor icon Interactive Pakistan’s displaced people deserve a close look this World Refugee Day—this interactive map shows how fighting has pushed Pakistan’s people from their homes.

by Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Friday, June 19, 2009

Slideshow: Pakistan’s Internally Displaced People

cursor icon Interactive This slideshow shows powerful images of Pakistan's refugees, telling a story of the issues they're facing and the violence that displaced them.

by Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Friday, June 19, 2009

Partnership for Progress

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Caroline Wadhams, Brian Katulis, Lawrence J. Korb, and Colin Cookman offers a new strategy for prosperity and stability in Pakistan and the region.

by Caroline Wadhams, Brian Katulis, Lawrence J. Korb, and Colin Cookman | Monday, November 17, 2008

A “Downward Spiral” in Afghanistan

National Intelligence Estimate warns of “downward spiral” and other problems in Afghanistan, write Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman, and Jenny Shin.

by Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman, and Jenny Shin | Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Perils in Pakistan

play_alt icon Video Caroline Wadhams weighs in on the Marriott hotel bombing in Islamabad and why the United States needs to be concerned about Pakistan's security.

by Caroline Wadhams | Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Seven Years After 9/11

play_alt icon Video Caroline Wadhams discusses how global terrorism has changed since 9/11, the biggest threats facing the United States right now, and how to make America safer.

by Caroline Wadhams | Thursday, September 11, 2008