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August 8, 2007

Pakistan
Schaffer: Pakistan Facing Question on How to Handle Extremists

Teresita C. Schaffer, a former State Department official with extensive experience in South Asia, says the violence that has spread in Pakistan since President Pervez Musharraf ordered a crackdown on…

September 13, 2021

Afghanistan
Virtual Roundtable: Life Lessons Learned With James Dobbins

James Dobbins discusses his distinguished career in public service. Visit “How I Got Here: James Dobbins” on the Foreign Affairs Career Center for more information. The Lives in Public Service …

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September 10, 2008

Religion
U.S. Should Pay Greater Attention to Pakistani-Indian Rift Over Kashmir

Howard B. Schaffer, a former top State Department official on South Asia, says Washington should seek to prevent tensions in Kashmir from complicating U.S. security interests in Pakistan and Afghanis…

June 25, 2008

Pakistan
Pakistan and United States: Two Different Priorities

South Asia expert Teresita Schaffer says Washington and Islamabad have different priorities in the fight against militancy.

February 1, 2021

Democracy
After the Capitol Riot, Biden’s Summit for Democracy Is More Needed Than Ever

Now more than ever, democracy’s champions need to hang together. The Biden administration should approach its proposed Summit for Democracy in the spirit of humility rather than hubris.

National Guard members stand guard outside the U.S. Capitol ahead of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Washington, DC, on January 17, 2021.

November 10, 2011

Media
The Future of News

Jan Schaffer and Tom Rosenstiel discuss the future of the international news media, including the proliferation of media outlets, their changing business models, and the effects the new media landsca…

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January 21, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
America Needs Protection. So Does the Regime.

The U.S. military secured Joe Biden’s inauguration. But the new administration also needs to treat the armed forces as a potential threat.

November 10, 2011

Media
The Future of News

Please join Jan Schaffer and Tom Rosenstiel to assess the challenges and opportunities associated with an increasingly fragmented international news media, including the proliferation of media outlet…

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February 22, 2021

United States
Biden’s Foreign Policy for the Middle Class Takes Shape

Biden's first major foreign policy address drew the curtain on the disastrous Trump era, emphasizing the nation’s strength at home determines its success abroad—and vice versa.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., on February 5, 2021.

December 17, 2020

Middle East and North Africa
Arab Dignity Is Real. So Is Arab Failure.

Ten years after the start of the Arab Spring, it’s time to accept that the revolution may never return.