A Q&A about the international partnership-turned-rivalry that has shaped South Asia for decades.
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The only way terrorists can get their hands on a nuclear bomb is through the complicity or negligence of a nuclear-armed state. To prevent nuclear terrorism from non-state actors, we need to focus on states.
Though Bangladesh is often hailed a success story of Muslim democracy, Georgetown's Christine Fair, Ali Hamza, and Rebecca Heller describe support for terrorism and religious intolerance in the frequently-overlooked South Asian nation.
Earlier this week, a suicide bomber outside a crowded hospital in Quetta, Pakistan killed at least 74 people and wounded dozens more. But Monday’s victims were not a random assortment of civilians waiting for medical care. Instead, the attack was designed to hit at the heart of Pakistan’s civil society—its legal community—and is likely to further undermine the tools necessary for governance in an increasingly chaotic country.
The DOD airstrike that may have killed Taliban leader Mullah Mansour is interesting, from a legal perspective, at many levels. From an international law perspective, as Marty Lederman explains here, it looks to be another example of action under color of the much-discussed unwilling/unable principle (unless of course there was conse
Christine Fair, Jacob Goldstein, and Ali Hamza examines the relationship between the serious study of Islam and radicalization.
It is time to rethink the US’s Pakistan policy which has not made Pakistan more secure, has not advanced U.S. interests, and has encouraged worse behavior from Pakistan.
C. Christine Fair comes on the show to talk about Islamism in Bangladesh.
The waters between the Indian Ocean and the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea are shaping up to be the front lines of a new great game that will spread throughout the Asia-Pacific.
After an unprecedented 11 months of silence, Ayman al-Zawahri, the emir of al-Qaida, this week issued a video message proclaiming his loyalty to the new head of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor. The almost 10-minute long message dramatically reaffirms the alliance between al-Qaida and the Taliban, a setback for efforts to bring the Taliban into a political process.