Just back from Afghanistan, I began to daydream about Karzai speaking directly to the American people to take responsibility for his government's failings and seek support for U.S. engagement in the country.
Obama has a very tough decision to make: whether or not to accept the troop level increase recommendation from his field commanders under mounting pressure from some prominent Congressional Democrats to reject it.
Recently we convened a workshop of senior scholars of South Asia studies and asked them to evaluate the US role in the region. They agreed upon the following five principles as the bases for formulating a new policy
The urban lower- and middle-class of Pakistan is fast becoming a hostage to Islamists. In recent years, numerous Islamic organizations have been set up, many of which cater to average Pakistani urban women.