Afghan government representatives said at the meeting that it was ready to make an effort to build trust, if the Taliban agreed to peace negotiations.

Read the full New York Times article Taliban and Afghan Peace Officials Have Secret Talks in China

May 25, 2015
Barnett Rubin
China, South Asia, Afghanistan

Hosted by NYU CIC, Saferworld, and the Observer Research Foundation

India has been active in information and framing the post-2015 development agenda, in particular emphasizing the need to maintain a strong focus on eradicating extreme poverty and the importance of clarity regarding the mans of implementation if the new global development agenda is to be legitimate and effective.

May 15, 2015
South Asia, India

“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

Lessons learned from pursuing civil-military coherence

In April 2015, CIC Associate Director Barnett Rubin joined the Danish Institute for International Studies for a seminar on Afghanistan's recent history and lessons learned from pursuing civil-military coherence. He kicked off the discussions with a keynote speech on Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014.

Apr 23, 2015
Barnett Rubin
Europe, South Asia, Afghanistan

President Ghani’s trip to Washington this week is like pressing the reset button for Afghan-American ties. While the Obama administration is satisfied so far with his early performance, he faces an uphill battle at home.

Read the full Deutsche Welle article For Ghani wooing Washington is the easy part of his job

Apr 01, 2015
Barnett Rubin

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

CIC Associate Director Barnett Rubin and Transatlantic Fellow with the German Marshall Fund Andrew Small assess Beijing’s role in improving the historically tense relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Mar 09, 2015
Barnett Rubin

CIC Associate Director, Barnett Rubin, recently shared his thoughts with The New York Times on China’s growing engagement with Afghan politics.

Feb 20, 2015
Barnett Rubin
China, South Asia, Afghanistan

Australians can take considerable satisfaction from the strong assertion of our international strategic and security interests during our two-year term as a temporary member of the UN Security Council, which ended with the close of 2014.

Read the full The Australian article UN Security Council stint concludes on a high note

Jan 02, 2015
Richard Gowan
South Asia