- Pakistan: Dengue Outbreak - Sep 2017
- Pakistan: Floods and Heavy Snowfalls - Jan 2017
- Pakistan: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2016
- Pakistan: Floods and Landslides - Mar 2016
- Afghanistan/Pakistan: Earthquake - Oct 2015
- Pakistan: Floods - Apr 2015
- Pakistan: Floods - Sep 2014
- Pakistan: Drought - 2014-2017
- Pakistan: Polio Outbreak - 2014-2017
- Pakistan: Dengue Outbreak - Oct 2013
Authors: Micah Zenko, Douglas Dillon Fellow, and Sarah Kreps, Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow
The Obama administration should pursue a strategy that places clear limits on its own sale and use of armed drones lest these weapons proliferate and their use becomes widespread. These are the central findings of a new report by CFR Douglas Dillon Fellow Micah Zenko and Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow Sarah Kreps.
Scope of the Challenge
Author: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Fellow and Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program
June 16, 2011
On a sunny Washington afternoon this week, a group of Afghan women crowded around a wooden conference table in a bare room on the State Department's ground floor. They were there to talk about the high stakes of the troop drawdown from their country, scheduled to begin in July.
Prepared statement by
Roger Hertog Senior Fellow for Defense Policy
Council on Foreign Relations
Senate Foreign Relations Committee
First Session, 112th Congress
Hearing on “Steps Needed for a Successful 2014 Transition in Afghanistan”
Interviewee: Steve Coll, President, New America Foundation
Interviewer: Jayshree Bajoria, Senior Staff Writer, CFR.org
February 24, 2011
The United States has supported an Afghan-led negotiation process with Taliban insurgents ready to renounce violence, but a new report in the New Yorker provides details on what it says are direct U.S.-Taliban talks already underway since last year. Steve Coll, president of the Washington-based New America Foundation, and author of the article, says U.S.
Interviewee: Stephen Biddle, Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, CFR
Author: Bernard Gwertzman, Consulting Editor
December 17, 2010
The Afghanistan war strategy review released December 16 hews to President Barack Obama's pledge of last year and aims to begin "a responsible" drawdown of U.S. troops from the country in July 2011. However, a negotiated settlement in Afghanistan hinges on convincing the Taliban that the United States is not planning to pull out the bulk of is troops next year, says CFR's Stephen Biddle.
Speakers: Richard L. Armitage, Task Force Co-Chair, Former Deputy Secretary of State, and President of Armitage International, L.C.;
Daniel Markey, Task Force Director and Senior Fellow For India, Pakistan And South Asia, Council an Foreign Relations (CFR)
Presider: David Ignatius, Columnist for The Washington Post
November 12, 2010
Council on Foreign Relations
DAVID R. IGNATIUS: Good morning. Let me ask you to take your seats and we will begin. I'm David Ignatius.
Authors: Daniel Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, CFR
Siddiq Wahid, Vice-Chancellor, Islamic University of Science & Technology, Jammu and Kashmir
Prem Shankar Jha, Author and Columnist
Zia Mian, Program on Science and Global Security, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Interviewers: Jayshree Bajoria
October 15, 2010
Indian-administered Kashmir has been rocked for months by near-daily clashes between Indian security forces and stone-throwing, pro-independence Kashmiri youth.
Author: Michael L. Baker, International Affairs Fellow in Residence
September 7, 2010
As Pakistan continues to struggle with flood devastation, U.S. national security experts are considering the long-term effects of the disaster. Among the concerns are the Pakistan government's stability, opportunism by extremist groups providing relief, and the impact on the U.S. war effort in neighboring Afghanistan, where U.S. forces depend on smooth supply lines through Pakistan.
The case of Pakistan reflects how natural disasters can weigh on U.S. national security considerations.
August 25, 2010
Author: Toni Johnson
While Pakistan continues to face the aftermath of devastating floods and the Indus River remains a swollen danger, the disaster has fed debate on whether the extreme weather is part of a new normal. Is it just a seasonal anomaly or another signal that the world's vulnerable spots should expect a surge in such radical climate episodes? A recent study says it is tenuous to link specific natural disasters to climate change (NYT), yet several experts contend climate change is certainly a factor in Pakistan's flood crisis (Wired).
August 10, 2010
Author: Jayshree Bajoria
The deadliest floods in Pakistan's sixty-three-year history have killed over 1,600 and affected nearly fourteen million people. The devastation is sorely testing the government's capacity, and setbacks are likely in its efforts toward economic growth and development, fight against militancy, and the country's civil-military relations.
August 5, 2010
Author: Jayshree Bajoria
A spate of recent events in Pakistan has only compounded the country's challenges and is sorely testing a weak government confronted with growing violence and terrorism. This week, the worst floods in the country's history have killed more than 1,400 people and affected up to three million. As the floods raged in the worst-hit province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, its capital, Peshawar, was rocked by a suicide bomb on Wednesday that killed the head of the paramilitary force (WashPost), the Frontier Constabulary.
Author: Greg Bruno, Staff Writer
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), often referred to as drones, have become increasingly important in U.S. efforts to strike militants in Pakistani regions bordering Afghanistan. In its first eighteen months, the Obama administration authorized more drone attacks in Pakistan than its predecessor did over two terms.
Pakistan constitutes one of the most important and difficult challenges facing U.S. foreign policy.
What is at stake is considerable by any measure. Pakistan is the world's second-most populous Muslim-majority country, with nearly 170 million people. It shares borders with Afghanistan, where U.S. and allied forces are struggling to promote stability amid a continuing insurgency, and India, with which it has fought a series of conflicts.
Progress in relations between India and Pakistan after Pakistan's deadly October 8 earthquake is being sorely tested by new attacks in New Delhi (BBC).