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September 20, 2017

Pakistan
A Conversation With Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

SANGER: Good afternoon, and welcome to today’s Council on Foreign Relations meeting. It’s wonderful to see all of you here, and particularly to welcome the prime minister—still new Prime Minister of …

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April 4, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Malala and Investing in Pakistan’s Breakthrough Generation, From the Classroom to the Workplace

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and girls’ education advocate Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan this past week, her first visit to her home country since she was shot by Taliban militants in 2012. Ret…

Children attending class at Khushal school in Pakistan

October 19, 2015

Israel
Abbas, Hamas, and NIMBY

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was quick to denounce the violence and arson at Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus. Moreover, he has instructed Palestinian Authority police to prevent a new intifada. But th…

November 5, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
Kerry, Rabin, the PLO, and the "Peace Process"

Marking the anniversary of the death of Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin this week, Secretary of State Kerry said this: Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin devoted his life to defending …

May 5, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Still the Palestinian Authority Glorifies Terror

It is Israel’s Memorial Day today, a good context in which to note that still now--in 2014, and after months of negotiations led by Secretary of State John Kerry--the Palestinian Authority refuses to…

August 27, 2012

Iran
The Non-Aligned Movement, Iran, and Human Rights

The so-called "Non-Aligned Movement," a relic of Cold War days, is now meeting in Iran. Iran is a dictatorship where freedom of thought, press freedom, academic freedom, and free elections are non-ex…

May 4, 2016

Asia
Integrating the Region and Bridging Differences

Experts assess regional opportunities to realize economic integration through trade agreements and infrastructure investment.  

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May 4, 2016

Asia
U.S. Policy Options to Stabilize the Region

Experts discuss how the United States can support and advance stability in Southern Asia. 

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September 30, 2010

Pakistan
CFR’s New Multimedia Crisis Guide Explores Pakistan’s Problems, Future

Beset by devastating floods, increased terror attacks, and political instability, Pakistan’s precarious state is a matter of global concern. “Crisis Guide: Pakistan,” the Council on Foreign Relations…

November 2, 2007

Development
Inequalities in Asia’s Giants

While spiraling economic growth in India and China has lifted millions out of poverty, it has also fueled inequalities within their societies.