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Pakistan Views India as the Perpetual Enemy and the U.S. as an Unfaithful Ally

September 14, 2011

Read an interview with Asia Foundation trustee Teresita C. Schaffer, former U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and former deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs, that originally appeared on DAWN.com.

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Divining Afghanistan’s Future

July 13, 2011

President Barack Obama’s June announcement that the United States will pull 33,000 troops out of Afghanistan by the end of next summer provides a strong catalyst for Afghanistan to assume a central focus in both meetings [U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, Pakistan-India ministerial dialogue].

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Notes from the Field

Pakistan’s Women Rebound from 2010 Floods

June 8, 2011

The floods of 2010 swept away homes and livelihoods, affecting more than 18 million people and killing more than 1,750 in Pakistan. They also destroyed and contaminated precious water systems integral to the survival of Pakistan’s communities. For example, in Union Council Amaze, a remote location in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province…

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Does Mukhtaran Mai Verdict Mean Failure for Pakistan’s Women’s Rights Movement?

June 1, 2011

In April, Mukhtaran Mai had to relive the most excruciating memory of her life when the Supreme Court of Pakistan acquitted all but one of the accused in her rape case. The decision elicited a sharp reaction from civil society groups and media organizations in Pakistan.

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Development Realism: Why the World Bank’s World Development Report Should Lead to Changes in Aid to Fragile States

April 27, 2011

Earlier this month, the World Bank released its 2011 World Bank Development Report, “Conflict, Security and Development.” This highly ambitious report intends to challenge conventional wisdom and propose a new strategy for the international community to help countries emerge from war, long-running violent conflict, entrenched criminality, and fragility. In my view, the report has accomplished this goal, and in so doing, may change the way we work with fragile states and conflict-affected regions.

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A Conversation with Pakistani Journalist, Conflict Expert Wajahat Ali

April 13, 2011

In Asia recently spoke with Pakistani journalist Wajahat Ali, on a visit from Washington, D.C., where he just finished a fellowship at the New America Foundation as an Asia Foundation William P. Fuller Fellow in Conflict Resolution.

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Pakistan’s Broken Economy

March 23, 2011

Pakistan-watchers tend to focus on political and security issues. But they need to start thinking as well about the economy, the outlook for which is grim over the next several years. Some of Pakistan’s problems were spawned by the epic floods of the summer of 2010, but most have resulted from the long-standing failure of the Pakistani government to invest in its people, or from more mundane mismanagement of vital sectors, such as energy.

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Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law Strikes Again

March 9, 2011

Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy law has claimed yet another victim, this time Minister for Minority Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti, who was on his way to attend the Federal Cabinet meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday when his car was stopped and riddled with bullets by a group of armed assailants.

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Notes from the Field

‘In Asia’ Interviews New Asia Foundation President David D. Arnold

February 9, 2011

In January, development and philanthropy veteran and former president of the American University in Cairo David D. Arnold began as The Asia Foundation’s new president. In his first interview, he speaks to In Asia about development challenges in Asia, the shifting economic landscape, and the Foundation’s cutting-edge work in good governance. Read the interview.

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Pakistan’s Shifting Religious Battles

January 12, 2011

It has come as a shock to many to see the incredibly positive reaction from nearly 500 Barelvi clerics in Pakistan, regarded as moderate Muslims in an increasingly radicalized environment, to the assassination Tuesday of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer by a member of his security detail. Many writers have previously thought of Pakistan’s Barelvi community […]

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