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Central Asia

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  • A tribal elder in Paktia province, Afghanistan

    Karzai’s Taliban Solution

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  • Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Pakistan's Finance Minister, addresses a news conference with the IMF's Jeffrey Franks at the finance ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan. Source: Salon

    Pakistan, the IMF and a New Loan

  • Will the status quo remain in Pakistan under Nawaz Sharif or is the country's fresh start many hope it will be.  bm1632/Flickr

    Pakistan’s Fresh Start

  • Nawaz Sharif was elected Pakistan's new prime minister. K.M. Chaudary/AP

    Can Nawaz Sharif Save Pakistan?

  • Afghanistan: The End Game?

  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seen here with Nawaz Sharif in 2009

    The Preeminence of Pakistan’s Gwadar Port

  • Imran Khan speaks to supporters, during a rally in Lahore, 05 May 2013. Rahat Dar/EPA

    ‘Imran Khan, Jewish agent’: Welcome to the Wonderful World of Pakistani Politics

  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai looks on as President Barack Obama delivers remarks  at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012. Pete Souza/White House

    The Impeding Funding Gap in Afghanistan

  • A member of the U.S. military conducts a patrol in Wardak province, Afghanistan

    Fault-Lines in Afghanistan’s Political Settlement

  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility

    Nuclear Disarmament Precedents

  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan

    Hamid Karzai: Champion of Alienation

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  • U.S. Foreign Policy in Central and South Asia

  • President Barack Obama, with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, delivers a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House, Sept. 12, 2012, regarding the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Lawrence Jackson/White House

    America’s Moment to Improve Relations with Libya

  • Turkey Haunted by its own Hubris

  • 300 villagers gathered in Paktia province, Afghanistan

    Battling the Taliban’s Influence in Schools

  • David A. Jackson

    Green-on-Blue Violence forces NATO shift in Afghanistan

  • Vladimir Putin in Beijing for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. Source: Kremlin Press Office

    Exploring Sino-Russian Relations: The Dynamic Partnership

  • A local family inside a tent camp in Quetta, Balochistan province, Pakistan.  Amjad Jamal/UN

    Sectarian Violence in Balochistan

  • Moral Drones and the New York Times

  • President Barack Obama meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 28, 2010. Pete Souza/White House

    The Fallacy of Choosing Favorites in Afghanistan

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  • U.S. soldier provides security as a Black Hawk helicopter takes off after unloading U.S. and Afghan troops during a vehicle interdiction to disrupt Taliban activities in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 16, 2012

    U.S. Military Strategy and Understanding Terrorism and Insurgency

  • President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani of Pakistan, at Blair House in Washington, D.C.

    Gilani’s Exit Highlights Tensions in Pakistan

  • Assignment Afghanistan

    Damned by Riches: How Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth Undermines NATO Mission

  • President Barack Obama speaks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari during the NATO Summit in Chicago, May 2012. Pete Souza/White House

    Afghanistan: Why a ‘Limited-Win’ is Sustainable

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  • President Barack Obama in the Oval Office with Thomas E. Donilon, left, the national security adviser, and John O. Brennan, his top counterterrorism adviser.  Pete Souza/White House

    Obama’s ‘Kill List’: On War, Humiliation and the Making of History

  • DoD Photo

    The Iraq and Afghanistan Combat Veteran and the Future of American Foreign Policy

  • Guerilla fighters of the Mukti Bahini prepare to bayonet men who allegedly collaborated with the Pakistani army during East Pakistan's fight to become the independent state of Bangladesh. Source: Al Jazeera

    Will Pakistan Apologize to Bangladesh for its War Crimes?

  • U.S. soldier allows a convoy to pass while directing traffic at the border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan August 27, 2011 at Torkham, Afghanistan

    The Resumption of Business as Usual Between Pakistan and the U.S.

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  • Viktor Kharchenko

    Nomads and Networks: The Ancient Art and Culture of Kazakhstan

  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tours the Natanz enrichment facility

    Iran Nuclear Negotiations: Why This Time is Different

  • A U.S. military MQ-9 Reaper, armed with GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles during a combat mission over southern Afghanistan

    The Obama Administration Defends the use of Armed Drones

  • A New Great Game in Asia-Pacific

  • Muslims praying

    Politics and Islam in Central Asia and MENA

  • The U.S. and the Afghan Train Wreck

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Streeter scans a nearby hilltop during a search of the Qual-e Jala village, Parwan province, Afghanistan, on Feb. 21, 2011

    Lessons Hidden in Afghanistan

  • U.S. military personnel take cover to avoid flying debris as they prepare to board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a mission in Kunar province, Afghanistan

    On Power and Delusions of Grandeur

  • President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. The President called over the reported killing of Afghan civilians. Pete Souza/White House

    Following Shooting in Afghanistan, Overall Question is Whether the Mission is Doable

  • Tribal and religious leaders listen as Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a shura in Kandahar, the core area of Taliban insurgency

    Just Plain Stupidity or a Failure by Design?

  • President Barack Obama participates in a bilateral meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia at the Esperanza Resort in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico. Pete Souza/White House

    Is Putin Capable of Crafting a Pragmatic Foreign Policy?

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