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Tread Lightly With Pakistan's <i>Lashkars</i>

Jul 16, 2009
As Pakistan's army prepares for an assault on the tribal area of South Waziristan, Islamabad may be looking to strengthen its links with tribal militias, or lashkars. This would be a mistake, writes the Asia Program's Michael Kugelman. He explains why close associations with lashkars pose grave risks.

Paulo Sotero discusses new era in U.S.-Latin America relations

Jul 13, 2009
"New era beckons for U.S.-Latin America ties" by Stuart Grudgings

Weak Institutions and the Honduran Crisis

Jul 10, 2009
Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin American Program, analyzes the sequence of events that triggered the current political crisis in Honduras, and explains both the immediate and broader context for the military's removal of President Manuel Zelaya from power. She presented these remarks before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere on July 10.

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