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Time for Pakistan's Leaders to Stand Up for Women

With the Taliban’s call for the imposition of Sharia law during current peace talks between the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and the Pakistani government, there are growing concerns that women’s freedoms will be further eroded, writes Farahnaz Ispahani.

The Expanding Indo-Japanese Partnership

Asia Program Public Policy Scholar K. V. Kesavan discusses this year’s Indo-Japan summit and the expanding Indo-Japanese Partnership.

Doubters' Defiance

In his latest op-ed, published in the Huffington Post, Program Associate Michael Kugelman writes about the many Pakistanis who refuse to believe Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces on May 2.

Partnership in the Pacific: U.S.-Australia Cooperation and Asia

Essays by Michael Evans and Thomas-Durell Young

Securing ‘Loose Nukes’

The international community is taking gradual—yet effective—steps to secure nuclear materials, with Russia “turning the corner from nuclear problem state to nuclear solution state,” Carnegie’s Matthew Rojansky says. In this interview, he and other experts assess the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul.

Vietnam’s China Dilemma: Steering in New Strategic Environment

Vietnam’s relationship with China is a test of the strategic challenge it faces against a long historical backdrop. Hanoi’s rapprochement with the US and its joining ASEAN are manifestations of its diplomatic adroitness, writes Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Marvin Ott in a recent edition of RSIS Commentaries.

LEVERAGE and LARGESSE in U.S.-PAKISTAN RELATIONS

Why hasn't the United States gotten more for the $10+ billion it has provided Pakistan in recent years? Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway wrestles with this question in an article in the March 2008 issue of the journal Contemporary South Asia.

Four Pakistani Conspiracy Theories That Are Less Fictitious Than You'd Think

There’s another reason for the popularity of Pakistani conspiracy theories: many contain kernels of truth, writes Michael Kugelman.

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