The search for a political compromise between the actors of the conflict must be central to U.S. efforts to withdraw from Afghanistan.
India and Pakistan’s behavior after both countries acquired nuclear weapons provides some context for North Korea's nuclear strategy and rationale.
Despite extensive cooperation, tension is common in the triangle of relationships formed between Saudi donors, the Pakistani security establishment, and salafi or jihadi groups based in Pakistan.
The Trump administration’s strategy in Afghanistan can at best preserve the Afghan regime, share the financial burden with its partners, and mitigate Pakistan’s interference.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s recent visit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi is the latest affirmation of both countries’ shift to a deeper bilateral partnership.
While there is a Pakistani identity vis-à-vis the other countries that surround it, it is an identity that has been superimposed from above rather than created from below.
A new book describes how Pakistan unraveled and provides a blueprint for understanding declining pluralism across the Middle East.
New Delhi must find ways to effectively intervene in the limited but inviting strategic space that is opening up between the United States, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
The unyielding antagonism between India and Pakistan remains one of the greatest tragedies of Asian politics.
India should focus on shaping the outcomes of the U.S.-Pakistan negotiations, since those talks will not only influence the situation in Afghanistan but could also have significant implications for the subcontinent as a whole.