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June 8, 2017

Islamic State
A boy is evacuated from the Iranian parliament during an attack. Why Did the Islamic State Target Tehran?

With its attacks in Iran, the Islamic State is trying to demonstrate that despite military setbacks it remains a capable Sunni vanguard.

June 5, 2013

Pakistan
A Turning Point for Pakistan?

The inauguration of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is a heartening milestone for Pakistan and an opportunity for Washington to restore relations with Islamabad, says expert Bruce Riedel.

January 24, 2012

Afghanistan
Taliban Talks, a Balancing Act

The United States continues to pursue peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban as a means to secure stability. Bruce Riedel discusses the challenges faced by the administration, including its ongoing t…

February 7, 2011

Egypt
Military Holds Key to Egypt’s Future

As Egypt’s opposition movement urges new protests, the Egyptian army has emerged as a key player in questions about a replacement government for President Mubarak, says expert Bruce K. Rutherford.

May 11, 2010

Pakistan
U.S. Options Limited in Pakistan

In the event of a successful terrorist attack by Pakistan-based militants, U.S. actions toward Pakistan are limited, but the United States can help Pakistan intensify its fight against extremism, say…

October 8, 2009

Defense and Security
The Danger of Delay in Afghan Policymaking

The coordinator of President Barack Obama’s original Afghan policy, Bruce Riedel, says political and security changes in Afghanistan and "sticker shock" in Washington have contributed to delays in ca…

May 5, 2009

Afghanistan
Pakistan’s ’Existential Threat’ Comes From Within

Bruce Riedel, who chaired a special interagency committee to develop President Obama’s policy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, says "the situation remains dire" in the region and it’s crucial that the U…

January 28, 2009

Democratization
For Holbrooke, Situation in Pakistan, Afghanistan Is ’Dim and Dismal’

Bruce O. Riedel, an expert on South Asia, who has worked for the CIA, Pentagon, and National Security Council, says getting Pakistan to close down sanctuaries for Taliban militants poses the toughest…

September 12, 2008

United States
Riedel: U.S. Needs to Tread Carefully in Pakistan

Bruce Riedel, a former high-ranking CIA and Pentagon official, says the United States faces a very frustrating situation in Pakistan, and that the recent U.S. cross-border attacks from Afghanistan in…

April 28, 2008

India
U.S. is One of the ’Central Pillars’ of Indian Foreign Policy

South Asia expert Bruce Riedel sees the continuing development of U.S.-India ties as a major accomplishment of President Bush, who has built on steps taken by his predecessor.