South Asia

New Survey Release: What Do Afghans Think About Current Peace and Reconciliation Efforts?

Afghanistan is witnessing stepped-up efforts to promote peace and reconciliation. These include U.S. talks with the Taliban, an intra-Afghan dialogue with the Taliban, and a planned large gathering of Afghan politicians and other leaders to discuss potential paths toward peace. But what do Afghans really think about these efforts? This event marks the release of a new survey gauging public opinion on negotiations, ceasefires, the viability of a durable peace, and preferred political systems, among other issues.

AfPak File: Unpacking Imran Khan’s Recent Interview on Militancy

Earlier this month, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan sat for an interview with a small group of foreign correspondents from prominent outlets. In the interview, he acknowledged that Pakistan’s military had been responsible for forming many of the country’s militant groups, and he declared that Pakistan no longer has any use for “armed militias.”

Afpak File Podcast: Trilateral Tensions And Implications For Talks With The Taliban

In recent weeks, the fragile U.S.-Pakistan-Afghanistan triangle has suffered some body blows. First, Afghan national security adviser Hamdullah Mohib excoriated lead U.S. negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad, accusing him of trying to delegitimize the Afghan government.

Then, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan publicly endorsed the idea of an interim government in Afghanistan. An incensed Kabul accused Khan of interfering in Afghan affairs, and the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan expressed his displeasure as well.

The 2019 India-Pakistan Crisis

In February of 2019, India and Pakistan had their most serious confrontation in nearly twenty years.  Asia Program Deputy Director Michael Kugelman provided historical context and analysis in the days surrounding the crisis.

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India-Pakistan and the Threat of War (Wilson Center NOW):

Remembering the Rohingya

The plight of the Rohingya community is one of the saddest, and most underreported, stories of modern times.

This Muslim community has long suffered through persecution, marginalization, and mass migration. Its numbers are highest in Burma—about a million, according to most estimates—but they also live on the fringes of society in India and in many countries across the Muslim world.

AfPak File Podcast: What's Behind Pakistan's Latest Crackdown Against Militants?

In recent days, Pakistani authorities staged a major crackdown on militant groups. Dozens of people were arrested and many facilities were shut down. However this wasn't the first time Pakistan has taken these types of actions, but many observers and analysts were struck by the large number of people targeted in this latest crackdown.

What’s Next for the Rohingya?

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The Blind Eye: U.S. Non-Proliferation Policy towards Pakistan from Ford to Clinton

Known as the torch-bearer of arms control and non-proliferation, the United States is largely believed to be the global leader of the non-proliferation regime. To that effect, non-proliferation has remained high on its foreign policy agenda.

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