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May 6, 2010

United States
Jihadists and Times Square

Ties to Pakistan in the Times Square bomb case suggest a direct al-Qaeda influence on the goals of some of Pakistan’s Taliban militants, says counterterrorism expert Brian Fishman.

December 27, 2010

Elections and Voting
Promise, Peril for Iraq’s New Government

Iraq’s coalition government is a promising resolution to nine months of political wrangling after national elections, says expert Joost Hiltermann, but questions loom about how effective the power-sh…

August 2, 2011

United States
Osama Bin Laden: What Did Pakistan Know?

A newspaper stand displays magazines and posters bearing the pictures of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and U.S. President Barack Obama (bottom L) in Karachi May 9, 2011 (Athar Hussain/Courtesy Reut…

A newspaper stand displays magazines and posters bearing the pictures of al Qaeda leader bin Laden and U.S. President Obama in Karachi

May 22, 2006

Democracy
Snags Remain in Forming Iraqi Government

The main hurdles to forming a permanent government in Iraq and improving its worsening security situation remain the ministries of defense and interior. Iraq’s parliament approved the new government …

September 24, 2012

Defense and Security
Ask the Experts: Do Targeted Killings Work?

The United States did not always carry out targeted killings (or assassinations) of perceived national security threats. To the contrary, the norm against targeted killings outside of battlefield set…

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October 15, 2013

Pakistan
No Exit from Pakistan

The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes.

June 10, 2014

Pakistan
The Different Taliban Worlds

CFR’s Daniel Markey sheds light on the two Taliban branches—the Afghan-based group that negotiated the release of a U.S. prisoner of war, and the Pakistani Taliban, which attacked the Karachi airport…

June 29, 2010

Religion
The Organization of the Islamic Conference

The Obama administration sees the Organization of the Islamic Conference as a venue through which to court Muslims globally, but the group’s controversial positions on some issues could pose problems.

August 16, 2007

Elections and Voting
Pakistan’s Political Future

Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf faces growing opposition at home and abroad, but what form of government might replace his military rule remains unclear.

March 20, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of March 20, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. South Korea warns China against interfering amid missile defense debate…

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