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Pakistan's Fight With Extremism: Are Things Really Changing?

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Raza Habib Raja

Pakistan needs its state capacity to be enhanced because essentially it has a weak state which has not been able to really penetrate into the society. Due to low tax base coupled with bureaucratic incompetence, state has not been able to provide even basic facilities to a large chunk of population.

It's Time to Send Pakistan's Army Back to the Barracks

Stanley Weiss | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

WASHINGTON--It's final exam season across the United States. In that spirit, let's take a quick quiz. See if you can identify these countries: Co...

Ten Years of Afghan War

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 12.07.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

October 7 marks the tenth anniversary of the beginning of U.S. war in Afghanistan. There is no certain end in sight for U.S. involvement, and concerns are growing over the United States' capacity to bring stability to the country and the region.

US Approach to Punishing Pakistan Is Ineffective: Why Bridges, Books & Butter Approach Will Win Hearts and Minds

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Contrary to popular opinion among U.S. foreign policymakers, the way to undermine growth of insurgencies in Pakistan is not through drone strikes, air and night raids, or covert operations,

A Conflict We Need Not Fight Again: How A Little Attention Can Go A Long Way In Consolidating Past Successes In Bosnia

Richard Bennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Bennet

Perhaps as a result of a decrease in the amount of aid given to Bosnia, ethnic tension is on the rise and many have even forecasted the possibility of renewed violence.