Journal Article | November 12, 2017 04:36 PM | Comments(4)

Most people pay attention to the heavy hitters, but a group that needs more extensive study is the Haqqani Network in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other Central Asian countries.

Journal Article | September 3, 2017 06:16 AM | Comments(2)

U.S. policymakers must finally and honestly acknowledge that the only clear answer is to directly engage in addressing the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan.

Journal Article | January 30, 2017 06:40 PM | Comments(10)

This essay is an attempt to assess threats to Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Weapons (TNWs) and its nuclear security vulnerability.

Journal Article | July 5, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(2)

Avoid the Charlie Wilson complex: guilt over the cries of ‘abandoning Afghanistan’ and deciding not to spend billions more of taxpayer’s money on a hop-scotch of social...

Journal Article | June 20, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(3)

While impressive on paper, in practice the NSR is a hollow concept that will not translate into any substantial economic benefits for Central Asians, Afghans, or Pakistanis.

Journal Article | June 18, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(4)

Beware the lure of "credibility."

Journal Article | June 13, 2013 01:35 AM | Comments(4)

For the U.S. military to restructure and prepare for the future it must look at large formal armies that are currently using proxies to engage in small conflicts that enforce a larger agenda.

Journal Article | April 2, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(5)

The study demonstrates the naivety of a superpower that allows an alleged ally to receive billions of dollars with which Pakistan financed groups that kill American soldiers almost on a daily basis.

David Headley, born in the US to an American mother and a Pakistani father, changed his name from Gaood Gilani in 2006 so that he could map and videotape the Mumbai targets without raising...

Journal Article | January 30, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(34)

The growth of Islamism in the Pakistan Army is a distinct threat to US interests in the region.

Journal Article | January 23, 2013 02:29 AM | Comments(1)

True to its name, Syed Saleem Shahzad’s Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban goes beyond the common misperception of Al-Qaeda as a static organization serving the whims of Osama Bin Laden.

ESOC identifies, compiles, and analyzes micro-level conflict data and information on insurgency, civil war, and other sources of politically motivated violence worldwide.

Blog post | August 28, 2012 05:30 AM | Comments(1)

Drone strikes may be part of an answer, but they are not the answer.  

Journal Article | August 23, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(3)

Could a conflict between Afghanistan and Pakistan lead to tactical nuclear weapon use?

A worthwhile read on Pakistan from the Washington Post's Pamela Constable.

Journal Article | May 9, 2012 03:41 AM | Comments(3)

An erudite lesson on words and COIN from a Pakistani officer.

West Point's Combating Terrorism Center publishes 17 declassified Bin Laden documents with accompanying analysis.

Journal Article | April 26, 2012 03:58 AM | Comments(8)

How instability on the subcontinent could rapidly spiral out of control.

Journal Article | March 3, 2012 10:26 AM | Comments(45)

Christopher Bassford offers a saucy counterpoint to the Cordesman suggestion that we continue to muddle through in Afghanistan.

Journal Article | February 24, 2012 06:17 AM | Comments(9)

Peter Matulich argues for a more comprehensive approach to COIN in Pakistan.

Journal Article | February 23, 2012 06:10 AM | Comments(5)

M. Shands Pickett suggests that we aim for greater stability in Afghanistan by co-opting the Afghan Taleban and breaking down the walls between GIRoA and Afghan Taleban shadow governance.