Pakistan News

It Could Have Been Worse

Jun 22, 2012
The immediate aftermath of the Pakistani Supreme Court's recent ousting of the country's prime minister could have been a lot worse, argues South Asia associate Michael Kugelman in the Huffington Post.

The Darkest Days of the U.S.-Pakistan Relationship

Jun 22, 2012
Washington's hostility toward Pakistan has never been stronger, argues program associate Michael Kugelman in a recent commentary.

Wilson Center Awards 2012-13 Pakistan Scholarship

Jun 20, 2012
The Wilson Center in collaboration with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP), today announced the appointment of Dr. Simbal Khan as the Wilson Center's new Pakistan Scholar. Khan will spend nine months in residence at the Wilson Center beginning September 10, 2012, working on a book on U.S.-Pakistan security relations since 2001.
Indian Nukes

Don't Forget India's Nukes

May 09, 2012
India has an explicitly stated no-first-use policy and is widely viewed as a U.S. security ally. But that doesn't mean we should turn a blind eye to India's actions, writes Wilson Center Director Jane Harman in The Los Angeles Times.

Remarks by Pakistan Commerce Secretary Zafar Mahmood on Pakistan-India trade

Apr 26, 2012
The full text of Mahmood's key address at the Wilson Center's April 23 conference on Pakistan-India trade.

A New Era in Pakistan-U.S. Relations?

Mar 28, 2012
Pakistan Scholar Zahid Hussain's Dawn op-ed on the future of the Pakistan-U.S. relationship

Pakistan's Pugnacious Press

Mar 28, 2012
South Asia associate Michael Kugelman examines the state of Pakistan's media environment for Foreign Policy's AfPak Channel.

Civilian Assistance to Pakistan: Cure or Curse?

Feb 13, 2012
Has civilian assistance to Pakistan over the past three decades assisted with development and improvements in living standards? Or has well-intended aid had a negative impact on Pakistan? The publication of the Wilson Center report Aiding Without Abetting: Making U.S. Civilian Assistance to Pakistan Work for Both Sides provided the London School of Economics with an opportunity to discuss these and related issues. This February 2, 2012, public event in London was co-hosted by the British Pakistan Foundation and LSE’s Asia Research Center.

The U.S. Should Not Abandon Pakistan

Jan 10, 2012
Robert M. Hathaway argues that the US must not abandon efforts in Pakistan. He instead recommends continued economic aid, directed and monitored by skilled technical experts, with Pakistani co-investment and emphasis on job growth.
Mirza Jahani

Reforming The Kerry-Lugar-Berman Act and Aid to Pakistan

Dec 07, 2011
There is always hope that new legislation will change relationships and improve development. In reality, the solution is a long term process, said Mirza Jahani, Chief Executive Officer of the Aga Khan Foundation, in an exclusive interview. “To be a better aid agency you need to have your people there for longer periods of time with increased tour lengths of individuals.”

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