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October 8, 2018

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

December 22, 2016

The Indian Economy Has Not Overtaken the UK (But It Will, Soon)

Is the Indian economy now bigger than that of the United Kingdom (UK)? Despite what you may have read, the answer to that, right now, is no. Over the past few days, the Indian press has been brimm…


May 30, 2012

Defense and Security
Where the Drones Are

Every day, the media reports a new story about the Obama administration’s policy of targeted killings, the vast majority of which are carried out by armed drones. On Monday, for instance, Newsweek ra…

MQ-9 Reaper

December 26, 2012

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America’s Failing Drone War in Yemen

In February, Eric Schmitt wrote in the New York Times about the Obama administration’s emerging Yemen strategy, whereby U.S. and Yemeni intelligence and military officials would “work together to kil…

August 9, 2013

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Drone Strikes in Yemen, AQAP, Kissinger on Africa

Maria Abi-Habib, Margaret Coker, and Siobhan Gorman, Yemen Steps Back From Terror-Plot Claims, Highlighting U.S.’s Challenge, The Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2013. Estimates vary about the number…

A military police trooper checks a car at a checkpoint in Sanaa

March 5, 2013

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Who Is Ultimately Responsible for U.S. Drone Strikes?

An article today in the New York Times offered a new piece of evidence in the CIA’s nine-year drone strikes campaign in Pakistan. Declan Walsh reported that anonymous officials—“two senior U.S. offic…

Drone strike in Pakistan

June 1, 2012

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You Might Have Missed: This Week in Drones, Yemen, and Hollywood

Alexandra Gibb and Cameron Tulk, “A Drone Field Guide,” Canadian International Council, May 31, 2012. Ashton B. Carter, Speech to the American Enterprise Institute, May 30, 2012. Q: Since 9/11, as …

Yemen protesters

April 20, 2012

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You Might Have Missed: Drones, Threat Inflation, and Corruption

Greg Miller, “Broader Drone Tactics Sought,” Washington Post, April 19, 2012. The CIA is seeking authority to expand its covert drone campaign in Yemen by launching strikes against terrorism su…

Joseph Kony.