Michael Kugelman writes about five Pakistani militant leaders who are worth singling out—not just because they threaten stability, but because they foreshadow Pakistani militancy’s future trajectory.
President Obama capped a four-nation visit to Asia with the announcement of a security agreement with the Philippines. While China was not one of the President’s stops, relations with the People’s Republic loomed large as a back drop for his visits to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. We spoke with former U.S. Ambassador to China, J. Stapleton Roy about the significance of the trip.
Senior Scholar Marvin Ott discusses the recent elections in Afghanistan.
Former Asia Program Public Policy Scholar Ali Riaz examines the background of the controversial elections in Bangladesh held in January 2014 and the future trajectory of Bangladeshi politics in a new article in Current History.
The search for MH370 is proof that crowdsourcing will become a vital part of aid and rescue efforts in the future.
After weeks of relentless attacks by the Taliban many feared that the Afghan election would be a very bloody one. Yet, the 7 million people who turned out to vote largely escaped harm. Here's the likely explanation.
What happens when the world’s second most populous nation reaches an energy, food, and water choke point? Asia Program Associate Michael Kugelman discusses India's looming resource shortages.
South Asia security specialist Stephen Tankel spoke with the Asia Program about his report, Jihadist Violence: The Indian Threat, the Indian Mujahideen, and their ties to other organizations.
No matter how free, fair, credible, and legitimate the election ultimately is (or is not), Afghanistan has a long way to go before it becomes a more stable state. Here are four reasons why.
There’s another reason for the popularity of Pakistani conspiracy theories: many contain kernels of truth, writes Michael Kugelman.