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Rebalancing Defense Spending

A defense budget expert at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments says the Pentagon's recent spending request should be seen not as a sign of shifting military strategy, but rather a rebalancing of defense priorities.

See more in Defense Budget; United States

Making Aid Work

A senior USAID official and CFR's Isobel Coleman discuss aid priorities in Pakistan and how development programs can be made more effective.

See more in Pakistan; Foreign Aid

Smart Power in Pakistan

Suzanne Nossel, a human rights advocate, and Jonah Blank, chief South Asia adviser on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, discuss how Pakistan may be a crucial test for the Obama administration as it pursues a "smart power" approach to foreign policy.

See more in United States; Terrorism; Pakistan