The issue of corruption must be central to policy development, engaging every aspect of how the United States interacts with fragile states.
Who we empower and how our local allies treat the greater population may determine the outcome of the U.S. fight against violent extremism.
Corruption hardly topped the threat list when U.S. military forces and civilians first entered Afghanistan in 2001. But recognition of its devastating potential to undermine U.S. national security objectives is far higher today.
Afghanistan’s geopolitical situation means it must either normalize relations Pakistan or partner with India to balance it. After having attempted the former, Afghanistan is pursuing the latter.
Hostilities between Pakistan and Afghanistan have risen due to several factors over the last twelve months.
U.S. soldiers are staying on in Afghanistan. Sarah Chayes tells NPR’s Rachel Martin that more troops won't solve the real problem.
The Carnegie Moscow Center hosted Deputy Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Hekmat Karzai to discuss the country’s political, economic, and military situation as well as future development prospects and security challenges in the region.
The fact that it has taken more than a decade for India to begin work on the Chabahar port project reveals the deep-rooted internal constraints on India’s regional economic strategy.
Carnegie and the Observer Research Foundation co-hosted a two-day meeting of Carnegie’s Rising Democracies Network in New Delhi, India.
With corruption deeply embedded into the fabric of governance in many countries around the world, confronting corrupt networks will necessitate a sea change in government priorities.