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October 8, 2018

India
Review: America’s Deep History With South Asia

Srinath Raghavan's history of U.S. involvement in South Asia—primarily India, Pakistan and Afghanistan—provides a rich backdrop of lessons for today’s U.S. policymakers as they consider dilemmas in t…

A U.S. Marine(C) talks with Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers during a training in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

August 23, 2018

United Kingdom
Jeremy Corbyn's Cynical Anti-Semitism

There are about 260,000 to 280,000 Jews in the United Kingdom, and about 2.8 million Muslims--ten times as many, or more. So what? So this gives us a further insight into the anti-Semitism of Labo…

July 23, 2018

Pakistan
Pakistan’s General Election 2018: So Far, No Cause for Celebration

Ahead of national elections in Pakistan this week, allegations of pre-poll rigging, press intimidation, and the mainstreaming of militant groups are all cause for concern.

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August 2, 2017

Pakistan
Is There Any Way to Help Pakistan Improve Governance?

Last Friday, under a narrow and never-before-utilized clause of the Pakistani constitution, one focused on moral probity, Pakistan’s Supreme Court deemed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ineligible to be …

A man reads a newspaper with news about the disqualification of Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court, at a news stand in Peshawar, Pakistan July 29, 2017.

May 27, 2014

India
Hello, Narendra Modi: Prime Minister of India

India did not produce Horatio Alger, but it certainly has produced a Horatio-Alger story: Narendra Modi. Yesterday the son of a poor tea seller took the oath of office as India’s fourteenth (or fifte…

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November 8, 2012

United States
Middle Eastern Reactions to President Obama’s Reelection

“It made my day… I and my friends expected war if Romney won.” – Sima, a businesswoman in Tehran “President Obama will press for human rights and democracy to leave his marks in history…Also, the re…

U.S. ambassador to Iraq Robert Stephen Beecroft speaks during a news conference in Baghdad after the announcement of Obama's victory on November 7, 2012 (Mohammed/Courtesy Reuters).

March 23, 2012

Friday File: Cherry Trees Blossom in Washington, DC

Above the Fold. Washington, DC, owes a huge debt of gratitude to Tokyo. It was one hundred years ago next Tuesday that Japan’s largest city gave our nation’s capital 3,000 cherry trees to plant along…

The cherry blossom trees around the Tidal Basin are in full bloom in Washington, DC. (Larry Downing/Courtesy Reuters)

March 16, 2012

Defense and Security
Friday File: Should the United States Leave Afghanistan?

Above the Fold.  The tragic news that a U.S. Army sergeant slaughtered sixteen Afghans this week has scrambled the debate over the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. Afghan president Hamid Karzai has dema…

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is greeted by Col. John Shafer (L) after arriving to greet troops at Forward Operating Base Shukvani, Afghanistan on March 14, 2012. (Scott Olson/Courtesy Reuters)

February 21, 2012

United States
Charting a Course for the United States Toward Syria

Syria continues to heat up both domestically and internationally. Anti-government demonstrations finally reached the heart of Damascus Saturday as thousands of protesters marched through the Mezze di…

U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov look up during a signing ceremony at the State Department in Washington on July 13, 2011 (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters).

February 10, 2012

Defense and Security
Friday File: Xi Jinping Visits President Obama at the White House

Above the Fold. The hot topic in Washington this weekend—assuming that the rumor of Kim Jong Un’s assassination is just that—is the upcoming Valentine’s Day meeting between President Obama and Xi Jin…

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