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Charity or Terrorism?

Op-ed on Gujarat Violence Provokes Heated Comment Robert M. Hathaway, director of the Wilson Center's Asia Program, recently published an op-ed in The Hindu suggesting the need for an official investigation into U.S. fund-raising efforts by groups implicated in the communal violence that wracked India earlier this year. Hathaway's article has triggered a number of heated replies, some of which are reprinted with the article. Read the op-ed and the responses to it. Others wishing to enter this debate may do so by emailing their comments to asia@wwic.si.edu Selected responses that help promote serious discussion of these issues will be posted on this website.

Making Sense of the Musharraf Indictment

Musharraf's unprecedented indictment is a resounding victory for democracy in Pakistan, but is it also an ill-timed act of revenge politics that distracts from larger issues? Senior Program Associate Michael Kugelman believes so, as he writes in this Op-Ed for the Express Tribune.

Political Transition in Afghanistan: The State, Islam and Civil Society (PDF)

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Dinshaw Mistry's Op-Ed Feature in the Baltimore Sun

In a November 20 op-ed in the Baltimore Sun, Wilson Center Fellow Dinshaw Mistry explains how Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh's upcoming visit can strengthen the strategic partnership between Washington and New Delhi.

Will a Mouse Find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

The search for MH370 is proof that crowdsourcing will become a vital part of aid and rescue efforts in the future.

Why Pakistanis Are Angry About Taliban Leader's Death

The U.S. drone strike that killed Pakistani Taliban (TTP) leader Hakimullah Mehsud has seemingly sparked a fresh crisis in U.S.-Pakistan relations. Or has it? Michael Kugelman analyzes the fall out of Mehsud’s death.

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