Taliban would not be able to mount attacks inside Afghanistan without the presence of their undisturbed sanctuaries inside Pakistan, top American experts have said.

"This (Taliban) offensive is enabled by sanctuaries in Pakistan," David Sedney, who earlier was a top Pentagon official for Afghanistan and Pakistan told the PBS in an interview released Sunday.

He's currently a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Dec 28, 2015
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan
South Asia

When, on December 10th, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani returned to Kabul from Islamabad, he was greeted by a Taliban attack that killed more than fifty people

Dec 30, 2015
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan

Why has security in Afghanistan deteriorated so much over the past year? Former Defense Department officials David Sedney and Barnett Rubin join Judy Woodruff to discuss.

Dec 24, 2015
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan

Cultural, diplomatic, and economic exchange has proliferated between India and the Middle East since ancient times. This engagement has continued into the modern era. India has maintained a strong relationship with Egypt, particularly since both countries became the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement during the Cold War. India also maintains bilateral relations with Iraq, Iran, Syria, and the Gulf states, dating back to when the area was known as the Fertile Crescent and when the Arab spice trade dominated the region.

Dec 18, 2015
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India, Pakistan

2015 will be remembered for bold initiatives at the bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral level

Dec 21, 2015
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India, Pakistan

Three of the most exciting initiatives have emerged on the sidelines of the official deliberations, and Indians have played a prominent role in all of them

Dec 07, 2015
WPS Sidhu
Europe, Middle East, South Asia, India

 

CIC Associate Director Barnett Rubin spoke on November 24 at the Carnegie Council along with Ahmed Rashid on Af-Pak, Taliban and Daesh. View the full video of the dialogue below:

The recent series of dastardly and heinous attacks in places as dispersed as Baghdad, Beirut, Bamako, Kabul and Paris by myriad terrorist outfits ranging from the Taliban to Islamic State and al-Qaeda hold several important lessons for international efforts to counter terrorism.

Nov 23, 2015
WPS Sidhu

On Monday November 23rd, CIC and the United States Institute for Peace (USIP) hosted a panel to discuss a new CIC report on China’s One-Belt-One-Road initiative (OBOR), its impact on Afghanistan and Pakistan, and how it relates to United States efforts in the broader region.

Nov 23, 2015
China, South Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan

Ideological and religious differences will continue to limit ISIL's ability to recruit from Afghan Taliban.

Nov 02, 2015
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan

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