Posts By Karl F. Inderfurth

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Afghanistan Needs a Surge of Diplomacy

January 27, 2010

The 68-nation London conference at the end of this month will focus on the future of Afghanistan, against the backdrop of major new military commitments by the United States and NATO, promises from the international community of increased civilian assistance, and pledges of new anti-corruption measures from President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan. But assuring Afghanistan’s […]

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New York Times: Listen to the Afghan People

November 18, 2009

With Hamid Karzai declared the winner of Afghanistan’s highly controversial presidential election, President Obama’s decision regarding future U.S. policy toward that country is considered imminent. As part of his deliberations, Mr. Obama has received the assessment of his military commanders, the advice of his top civilian leaders, and the views of NATO allies, among others. […]

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Building a Strategic Partnership: U.S.-India Relations in the Wake of Mumbai

March 4, 2009

Chairman Ackerman, Ranking Member Burton, Members of the Committee: Mr. Chairman, you and I had the privilege of joining President Bill Clinton on his five-day visit to India in March 2000. Little did we know then that today that visit is seen as a “turning point” in U.S.-India relations. After decades of being “estranged democracies,” […]

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U.S.-India Relations: An Expanding Engagement Agenda

September 10, 2008

Ambassador Karl Inderfurth, a Trustee of The Asia Foundation and contributor to America’s Role in Asia: Asian and American Views, summarized his recommendations for a new U.S. administration on how to strengthen the U.S.-India relationship for The Hindu. In the op-ed, he provides a seven-point agenda for the United States, which focuses on strengthening strategic […]

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Pakistan, Afghanistan & NATO: A New Compact

April 23, 2008

Afghanistan and Pakistan are inextricably linked. There can be no successful outcome for Afghanistan, if Pakistan is not a part of the solution. The future stability of both depends on developing an effective regional strategy to counter and uproot the Taliban/Al Qaeda sanctuary in Pakistan’s tribal border areas. Despite Pakistan’s counterinsurgency efforts over the last […]

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