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Asia Program Senior Associate, Michael Kugelman speaks about the significance of the confirmed death of Taliban Supreme Leader Mullah Omar.

Michael Kugelman is senior program associate for South and Southeast Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center, where he is responsible for research, programming, and publications on South and Southeast Asia. His most recent work has focused on Pakistan's 2013 elections, India-Pakistan relations, U.S.-Pakistan relations, and security challenges in India. He has published op-eds, commentaries, and blog posts in the New York Times, Foreign Policy, Bloomberg View, Politico,, Al Jazeera, The National Interest, The Diplomat, Huffington Post, World Politics Review, Dawn, Express Tribune, Times of India, Indian Express, and Asia Times Online. He has been interviewed by or quoted in numerous major media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Guardian, National Geographic, Christian Science Monitor, International Business Times, CNN, National Public Radio, BBC, Al Jazeera, Reuters, Associated Press, Agence France Presse, and Voice of America. Mr. Kugelman received his M.A. in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He received his B.A. from American University's School of International Service. He has written and edited a number of publications on South Asia, including Pakistan-India Trade: What Needs To Be Done? What Does It Matter? (Wilson Center 2013) and India's Contemporary Security Challenges (Wilson Center 2011). He has also published journal articles and book chapters on issues ranging from South Asia's media environment to transboundary water management in South Asia. He can be contacted by email or on Twitter @michaelkugelman


Michael Kugelman

Michael Kugelman

Deputy Director and Senior Associate for South Asia
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