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Will Karachi Become the Next Waziristan?

Jun 09, 2014
Urban militancy is rising in Pakistan--and the troop drawdown in Afghanistan will likely make Pakistani cities even more violent, argues Michael Kugelman in his latest article for Foreign Policy.

Four Misconceptions About Narendra Modi

Jun 03, 2014
India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi is a man of contradictions. But he is dogged by many misconceptions. Michael Kugelman exposes 4 that are getting a lot of attention.

The U.S.-Afghanistan Prisoner Swap Doesn’t Signal Peace on the Horizon

Jun 02, 2014
Bowe Bergdahl, the last remaining U.S. POW in Afghanistan, has been released in exchange for five Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo. While this is a remarkable achievement, the sad truth is that peace is likely to remain elusive in Afghanistan, writes Michael Kugelman.

Finger-Wagging Over Asian Health Risks

May 29, 2014
Can working in China make you sick? Japanese electronics giant Panasonic certainly thinks so. It’s prepared to pay its expatriates for sacrificing their health to do business in the country. But this move could backfire, writes Shihoko Goto.

Sunset in America

May 29, 2014
Outgoing Pakistan Scholar Khurram Husain looks back on his time in Washington D.C. in this edition of his regular column.

Tough Calls: the Second Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture

May 22, 2014
On April 16th, 2014, Harry Harding delivered the Second Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture for the Asia Program. His remarks have recently been published on our webpage.

Don't Pivot Away from TPP

May 21, 2014
As hopes for the United States to sign on to the biggest global trade deal to date rapidly deteriorate, the cost of U.S. political deadlock may be felt most painfully in Asia in the near term, writes Shihoko Goto.

Press Pause and Rewind

May 20, 2014
There is much work ahead to recapture the hopefulness that characterised Indo-U.S. ties seven or eight years ago, Asia Program Director Robert Hathaway writes in The Indian Express.

It's Time for the U.S. to Reset Relations with India

May 19, 2014
The outcome of India's national election — a resounding triumph for the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party — has put the United States in an awkward position.

Afghan Elections Result in Runoff

May 15, 2014
Michael Kugelman speaks to DW English about the upcoming runoff election in Afghanistan.

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