In a sign that Afghanistan is rethinking its outreach efforts to Pakistan, President Ashraf Ghani has demanded that Islamabad end its longstanding support for the Afghan Taliban.

Read the full Ghandara article Amid Deteriorating Ties With Pakistan, Afghan Leader Makes Tough Demands

Jun 01, 2015
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan

“Pakistan cannot exist without coexistence between Sunni and Shia Muslims,” warns a group of senior diplomats and scholars. The group which met in US capital also warned that time was running out for Pakistan to wake up to its present predicament and begin a serious reassessment of the fundamental challenges it faced.

Read the full Dawn article Pakistan cannot exist without sectarian harmony, warn experts

May 19, 2015
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Pakistan
Crises, Pakistan

Hosted by The Century Foundation with remarks from CIC's Barnett Rubin

May 14, 2015
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan
Pakistan, South Asia

President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan is proposing to improve Afghanistan’s contentious relations with Pakistan in the hope of paving the way toward both peace with the Taliban and regional economic cooperation.

Mar 18, 2015
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan
Pakistan, Insecure Lives, Untold Stories, David Steven

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 I’m currently in Lahore launching the third report from Pakistan’s Next Generation Task Force. I serve as director of research for the Next Generation Task Force, which acts as an advisory board and a group that seeks to bring the perspectives of young people to policy debates in Pakistan.

May 08, 2014
David Steven
South Asia, Pakistan

While there will be grand pronouncements and formal sessions at the gathering of world leaders for the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week, it will be the side events where the real work is done, according to Bruce Jones, an expert on international relations.

Read the full Epoch Times article here.

Sep 25, 2012
Bruce Jones
Middle East, Libya, Syria, Pakistan

While pessimism is not in short supply in Pakistan, other resources are increasingly scarce. This is driving the country toward a crisis characterized by interlocking economic, political and security dimensions, and has already brought the government close to fiscal collapse.

Read the full World Politics Review article here by David Steven

May 02, 2011
David Steven
South Asia, Pakistan

Resource Scarcity and Climate Change: Building resilience under conditions of scarcity

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The world confronts the interlinked challenges of climate change, energy scarcity, and the uncertain provision of basic goods such as food and water. CIC provides specialized advice on international governance arrangements to confront these challenges. Our team has organized consultations and analytical inputs for the White House, the UK, the Mexican G20 Presidency, the United Nations system, and the World Bank. Our empirical research documents the changing patterns and future scenarios for the supply and demand of strategic resources; the geopolitical impact of resource competition; and the link to development strategies for less developed and fragile states. Signature projects include the ‘Geopolitics of Scarcity’ (in cooperation with Brookings Institution) and case studies on scarcity and resilience in Pakistan and Ethiopia.