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Naheed Farid, Member of Parliament, Afghanistan
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Afghanistan: The View From Parliament

Mar 06, 2014
With an upcoming presidential election and the anticipated withdrawal of U.S. troops, 2014 will be a very important year for Afghanistan. Naheed Farid, Afghanistan’s youngest member of Parliament and a woman, talks about the concerns and hopes for women and young people in her country.

Is There Any Hope for Pakistan's Shias?

Feb 27, 2014
Remarks made by Michael Kugelman at a February 24 conference on the world's Shia Muslims.
Kenton Clymber

Wilson Center Alumnus Returns from Burma

Feb 25, 2014
Kenton Clymer, 2011-12 Fellow, spent December teaching at Yangon University as the first foreign visiting professor to teach in their Department of History since 1962.

When Barry Met Hamid

Feb 18, 2014
Christina Lamb, one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents and a Wilson Center Global Fellow, warns that Afghan President Hamid Karzai is “playing straight into the hands” of those who favor the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. But Washington is also to blame for deplorable ties between Afghanistan and the United States.

Could Pakistan Become a Sharia State?

Feb 14, 2014
As Pakistan’s government prepares to launch peace negotiations with the Pakistani Taliban, which has led a violent insurgency that ultimately seeks to impose harsh forms of Sharia law, Michael Kugelman discusses whether Pakistan could one day become a Sharia state.

An Emergent U.S. Security Strategy in Southeast Asia

Feb 10, 2014
Senior Scholar Marvin Ott and Research Assistant Kenneth Ngo contributed this piece to the Asia Pacific Bulletin by the East-West Center.

Pakistan’s Militancy Response: Too Little, Too Late

Feb 04, 2014
Pakistan may finally be getting more serious about tackling its militancy problem. But don’t get your hopes up.

Why U.S. Angst Over Chinese Buyouts is Warranted

Jan 27, 2014
Worries about Chinese takeovers of key U.S. companies are a deepening concern to both policymakers and consumer advocacy groups. And the American public has reason to be wary of these acquisitions.

Asia’s Scramble for Africa: Who Woos Best?

Jan 27, 2014
A new scramble for Africa is unfolding. But it’s no longer Western powers vying for land and the continent’s wealth as they had until the outbreak of World War I. The power struggle now is among Asian nations, most notably China and Japan.

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