As Pakistan's army prepares for an assault on the tribal area of South Waziristan, Islamabad may be looking to strengthen its links with tribal militias, or lashkars. This would be a mistake, writes the Asia Program's Michael Kugelman. He explains why close associations with lashkars pose grave risks.
Wilson Center Senior Scholar Selig S. Harrison argues that the United States can get North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program under adequate inspection safeguards—-but only as part of a broader agreement centering on assistance in resolving the energy crisis that has paralyzed the North Korean economy.
Fresh off her party’s near sweep in Burma’s extraordinary parliamentary vote last week, internationally celebrated democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi faces a new test: transforming herself from protest icon to politician. In this interview, biographer Peter Popham discusses the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s political strengths and weaknesses, as well as the fierce drive that keeps her going.
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The U.S. must bring down tariffs on imports from Bangladesh, argues former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Sanchita B. Saxena in a December 11 New York Times op-ed.
The immediate aftermath of the Pakistani Supreme Court's recent ousting of the country's prime minister could have been a lot worse, argues South Asia associate Michael Kugelman in the Huffington Post.