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Caroline Wadhams Archives

Musharraf’s Resignation Creates an Opening for U.S. Policy

President Musharraf’s resignation provides an opportunity for the United States to shift policy toward Pakistan, write Caroline Wadhams and Brian Katulis.

by Caroline Wadhams and Brian Katulis | Monday, August 18, 2008

Alarm Bells in Afghanistan

The forgotten war in Afghanistan has once again leapt back into the news with disturbing reports of rising international casualties and large-scale Taliban offensives in the south.

by Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Friday, July 4, 2008

Afghanistan Needs More Than Money

The upcoming International Conference in Support of Afghanistan represents an opportunity to renew U.S. commitments to the country.

by Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman, and Ben Dear | Wednesday, June 11, 2008

What to Do About the Terrorist Safe Haven in Pakistan

play_alt icon Video What are the Federally Administered Tribal Areas? Why should we be concerned about them? And what can we do about them?

by Caroline Wadhams | Monday, May 5, 2008

Another Clear Warning: State Department Report Shows Alarming Trend

Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman offer analysis of new State Department report that reiterates Al Qaeda and its affiliates are strengthening and expanding.

by Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Friday, May 2, 2008

We Need a Plan for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman outline six strategic guideposts for addressing the Federally Administered Tribal Areas in Pakistan.

by Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pakistani Voters Are Not Yet on the Same Page with U.S. Policymakers

Pakistani voters are not on the same page with the U.S. in the war against terrorist networks, warn Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman

by Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Tuesday, March 4, 2008

An Inside Look at Pakistan

play_alt icon Video After serving as an election monitor in Pakistan last week, Caroline Wadhams offers insight, analysis, and footage of her trip.

by Caroline Wadhams | Thursday, February 28, 2008

Time to Change Course

The Afghanistan Study Group, like many other reports, highlights a deeply troubling situation in Afghanistan. Skyrocketing opium production, deteriorating security and a weak government plague efforts to build the Afghan state and to defeat the Taliban-led insurgency. While the majority of the Afghan population still supports Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the international presence, they are becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of progress on the ground.

by Caroline Wadhams | Monday, February 25, 2008

Pakistan’s Enduring Challenges: Threats to U.S. Security Remain

Historic elections do not lessen terrorist threats in Pakistan, write Caroline Wadhams, Brian Katulis, and Colin Cookman.

by Caroline Wadhams, Brian Katulis, and Colin Cookman | Friday, February 22, 2008

Pakistan: The Next Steps

Caroline Wadhams and Brian Katulis in Pakistan observe election and post-election coalition efforts, and ask Bush administration not to interfere.

by Caroline Wadhams and Brian Katulis | Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Afghanistan Is Not Iraq

Bush insists Iraq and Afghanistan are the same war, but unless we separate them we'll lose them both, write Lawrence Korb and Caroline Wadhams.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Caroline Wadhams | Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Turning a Corner: Pakistan Elections Offer Promise

Caroline Wadhams and Brian Katulis in Pakistan report on their personal observations of historic parliamentary elections.

by Brian Katulis and Caroline Wadhams | Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Elections Aren’t Everything: Post-Election Uncertainty in Pakistan Is Assured

Post-election uncertainty is assured, observe Caroline Wadhams and Brian Katulis, and the Bush administration looks unprepared.

by Caroline Wadhams, Brian Katulis, and Colin Cookman | Thursday, February 14, 2008

U.S. tinkering in Afghanistan

After failing to persuade NATO to increase the number of troops in Afghanistan, the Bush administration has reluctantly approved a temporary increase of 3,200 American troops. While adding these troops is a step in the right direction, it is not enough. Security in Afghanistan has deteriorated over the past two years, with suicide and roadside […]

by Lawrence J. Korb and Caroline Wadhams | Sunday, January 27, 2008