The political tragedy--in addition to the human tragedy--of the disaster in Burma
The Carnegie Endowment is proud to announce its third annual Carnegie Junior Fellows Conference, the premier event for young professionals in the field of foreign policy: "A New Authoritarian Moment? Emerging Alternatives to Liberal Democracy," April 29, 2008.
Mariam Abou Zahab described the social and political factors behind the electoral defeat of the Islamist parties in Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province.
By November of last year, Pakistan, a nation hardly known for its stability, seemed primed to explode. After months of street protests against General Pervez Musharraf's increasingly authoritarian rule, the Pakistani dictator had declared de facto martial law, allowing him to arrest thousands of political activists and sparking even greater unrest.
Ali A. Jalali, distinguished professor from the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, spoke about NATO's record in Afghanistan just ahead of the NATO summit in Bucharest.
Many in the U.S. have been dissatisfied with Pakistan's performance in the war on terror, and much of the criticism has been based on the assumption that Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has been perfidious in his execution of counterterror operations.
Frederic Grare, a South Asia expert at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says Pakistan faces governmental instability following parliamentary elections, as the leading opposition parties face a decision on whether to impeach President Pervez Musharraf. If they do not, he says, they will face the question of how to otherwise apportion power in the new civilian government. Grare regards the election not as an anti-American vote but rather driven by opposition to Musharraf, and he expects the civilians winners will try to establish good relations with Washington.
Bernard Gwertzman from the Council on Foreign Relations interviews Carnegie Endowment's senior associate, Ashley J. Tellis.
Carnegie’s Ashley J. Tellis appeared on BBC World to discuss Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf’s speech to the Royal United Services Institute in London.