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Time for Pakistan's Leaders to Stand Up for Women

Mar 07, 2014
With the Taliban’s call for the imposition of Sharia law during current peace talks between the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and the Pakistani government, there are growing concerns that women’s freedoms will be further eroded, writes Farahnaz Ispahani.
Naheed Farid, Member of Parliament, Afghanistan
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Afghanistan: The View From Parliament

Mar 06, 2014
In this Context interview, Naheed Farid, Afghanistan's youngest member of Parliament, talked about the concerns and hopes for women and young people in her country.

Is There Any Hope for Pakistan's Shias?

Feb 27, 2014
Remarks made by Michael Kugelman at a February 24 conference on the world's Shia Muslims.
Kenton Clymber

Wilson Center Alumnus Returns from Burma

Feb 25, 2014
Kenton Clymer, 2011-12 Fellow, spent December teaching at Yangon University as the first foreign visiting professor to teach in their Department of History since 1962.

When Barry Met Hamid

Feb 18, 2014
Christina Lamb, one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents and a Wilson Center Global Fellow, warns that Afghan President Hamid Karzai is “playing straight into the hands” of those who favor the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. But Washington is also to blame for deplorable ties between Afghanistan and the United States.

Could Pakistan Become a Sharia State?

Feb 14, 2014
As Pakistan’s government prepares to launch peace negotiations with the Pakistani Taliban, which has led a violent insurgency that ultimately seeks to impose harsh forms of Sharia law, Michael Kugelman discusses whether Pakistan could one day become a Sharia state.

An Emergent U.S. Security Strategy in Southeast Asia

Feb 10, 2014
Senior Scholar Marvin Ott and Research Assistant Kenneth Ngo contributed this piece to the Asia Pacific Bulletin by the East-West Center.

Pakistan’s Militancy Response: Too Little, Too Late

Feb 04, 2014
Pakistan may finally be getting more serious about tackling its militancy problem. But don’t get your hopes up.

Why U.S. Angst Over Chinese Buyouts is Warranted

Jan 27, 2014
Worries about Chinese takeovers of key U.S. companies are a deepening concern to both policymakers and consumer advocacy groups. And the American public has reason to be wary of these acquisitions.

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