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New U.S. Sudan Policy a 'Positive Development'

CFR's John Campbell says the new, more comprehensive policy for Sudan is "a positive development," and disagrees with those who say the approach offers engagement without requiring that the Sudanese government meet existing benchmarks.

See more in Sudan; Peacekeeping

U.S.-Pakistan Trust Deficit

Amid the latest spate of attacks in Pakistan, furor over a U.S. aid package shows continuing distrust between Washington and Islamabad. CFR's Daniel Markey and Lisa Curtis of the Heritage Foundation say Pakistan poses a difficult challenge.

See more in Counterterrorism; Foreign Aid; Pakistan

Reporting From Pakistan and Afghanistan

CFR's Kim Barker and Kathy Gannon of the Associated Press, longtime reporters in South Asia, discuss changing security developments in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the need for revamped U.S. policies in the region.

See more in Pakistan; Afghanistan

U.S. Policy Shift on Myanmar

Washington will now engage in direct talks with Myanmar's ruling junta while maintaining existing sanctions. CFR's Kara C. McDonald says the success of the strategy hinges on the U.S. ability to work with Myanmar's regional partners to build a multilateral consensus on how to deal with the country.

See more in Diplomacy and Statecraft; Burma/Myanmar; United States

Japan's New Government

CFR's Japan expert Sheila Smith says U.S.-Japan relations remain important for both governments, but the issue of realigning U.S. military forces in Japan will continue to be a difficult challenge.

See more in Japan

U.S.-Libya Relations

Dana Moss of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy says that Libya will continue to seek a good relationship with the United States in its effort to raise its international profile, but she cautions against seeing the U.S.-Libya rapprochement as a model for other rogue states.

See more in Libya; Diplomacy and Statecraft; United States

Balancing India and China

Amid a new round of India-China border talks, regional specialists Sumit Ganguly and Minxin Pei discuss relations between these rising powers and how they affect U.S. interests in Asia.

See more in India; China