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May 25, 2017

Afghanistan
Afghan security forces Did Killing Mullah Mansour Work?

In May 2016, President Barack Obama authorized a U.S. military drone strike that killed Taliban leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour. A year later, we can judge whether this leadership “decapitation” strike…

June 20, 2016

Afghanistan
Strategic Reversal in Afghanistan

Introduction Since 2001, the United States and its international partners have expended substantial resources to secure, stabilize, and rebuild Afghanistan. Recent developments, however, indicate …

May 27, 2016

China
Obama-Vietnam-speech Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of May 27, 2016

Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Theresa Lou, Gabriella Meltzer, Pei-Yu Wei, and James West look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Obama offers subtle criticisms in Vietnam. Much of the coverag…

May 29, 2013

Global
The Rest Leapfrogging the West: How Rising Incomes and Technological Innovation Are Driving Financial Inclusion in Emerging Markets

Isobel Coleman hosts Robert Annibale, Global Director of Microfinance, Citigroup, and Shamshad Akhtar, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, for a discussion ab…

August 19, 2015

Afghanistan
Taliban in Transition: Three Things to Know

The death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar will likely further complicate peace talks with the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan, says CFR’s Dan Markey.

August 26, 2015

Malaysia
malaysia-economy Malaysia’s Economy Faces Severe Strain

Like any Southeast Asian economy whose trade with China is a major foundation of growth, Malaysia was bound to suffer as the Chinese economy staggered and Chinese stock markets plunged. Malaysia is C…

August 3, 2015

Malaysia
najib-razak-1MDB Malaysia’s Political Crisis Deepens

This past week, the crisis in Malaysia’s governing coalition has only grown deeper, with the sacking of several prominent ministers in a scene that could remind one of the Nixon administration’s Octo…

July 10, 2015

China
An investor looks at information displayed on an electronic screen at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China, June 30, 2015. China stocks ended Tuesday sharply higher, reversing a tumble in morning trade, as a slew of government measures to stem a two-week-long market tumble appeared to win back some investor confidence (Aly Song/Reuters). Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of July 10, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lincoln Davidson, Lauren Dickey, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Chinese government steps in to stop stock market slide. Authorities,…

September 26, 2014

Pakistan
Promoting U.S.-Pakistan Relations: Future Challenges and Opportunities

Sartaj Aziz, advisor to the Pakistani prime minister on national security and foreign affairs, joins CFR Board Member Mary McInnis Boies to discuss U.S.-Pakistan relations

September 26, 2014

Pakistan
Promoting U.S.-Pakistan Relations: Future Challenges and Opportunities

Sartaj Aziz, advisor to the Pakistani prime minister on national security and foreign affairs, joins Mary McInnis Boies, counsel at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, to discuss U.S.-Pakistan relations.