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Video: Pakistan's Military Shift From India to Insurgents 'Genuine'

Pakistani cadets march during a ceremony on the 136th birth anniversary of Pakistan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah at his mausoleum in Karachi on December 25, 2012. (Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)
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Despite a recent skirmish with its neighbor, the Pakistan military may be serious about putting insurgents on the hit list above India, says Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas.

Pakistan FM Khar 'Embarrassed' By Riots, But Calls for Understanding

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar responds to a question at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, September 27, 2012. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
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"We do not condone violence," Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said Thursday at Asia Society in New York. "That is not what Islam teaches us."

Expert: International Aid For Pakistan's Police Force Would Help Stabilize Country

Pakistani police officers load their weapons. (BBC Urdu)
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A new report led by Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas calling for reforms in Pakistan's police force earns coverage from BBC Urdu, Agence-France-Presse, and others.

Expert: Ouster of Pakistan PM Could Be 'Positive Development' For Rule of Law

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas weighs in on Pakistan's political ferment and empty Cabinet on CNN on June 21, 2012.
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Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas tells CNN the Supreme Court of Pakistan's decision to oust the prime minister and his compliance with the order is a positive step toward rule of law.

Experts: Self-Critical Pentagon Report Demonstrates Limits of Military Action

A soldier with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Redhorse scans a nearby hilltop during a search of the Qual-e Jala village, Afghanistan. (The U.S. Army/Flickr)
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Asia Society experts reflect on the draft Pentagon report outlining key lessons from a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

US, Pakistan Row Over Border Crossing Reveals 'Outstanding Problems' [Video]

L to R: Hassan Abbas, Brian Katulis and Ahmed Rashid (on monitor) on Al Jazeera on May 22, 2012.
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Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas says the U.S. and Pakistan disagreement over a NATO border crossing reveals an ongoing power struggle in Pakistan between civilian and military leadership.

What Post-Osama Pakistan Really Needs: Police Reform

Pakistani policeman stop vehicles at a checkpoint upon their entry into Islamabad on April 30, 2012, ahead of Osama bin-Laden's first death anniversary. (Sajjad Qayyum/AFP/GettyImages)
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"Having served on Pakistan’s police force and having lived in Abbottabad," writes Hassan Abbas, "I can confidently argue that a more resourceful and skilled police force there could have nabbed Bin Laden much earlier."

Afghanistan Civilian Killings Give Taliban 'Forum' to Align With Afghan Public

U.S. soldiers keep watch at the entrance of a military base near Alkozai village following the shooting of Afghan civilians allegedly committed by a rogue U.S. soldier in Panjwayi district, Kandahar province on March 11, 2012. (Jangir/AFP/Getty Images)
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A U.S. sergeant's slaying of 16 Afghan civilians could not only stall U.S. efforts to negotiate with the Taliban, but give the group more public support ahead of U.S. combat troop withdrawal next year, according to Asia Society experts.

Experts Weigh in on Memogate and the Possibility of a Coup in Pakistan

Pakistani security personnel stand guard outside the Supreme Court building during a hearing in Islamabad on Jan. 19, 2012. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Memogate scandal that broke in October 2011 led to resignations, increased anti-Americanism, and now... a potential coup in Pakistan?

Hassan Abbas: 'How Obama Can Fix U.S.-Pakistani Relations'

Local Pakistani kids await to be evacuated on a CH-60 Blackhawk in Khyber - Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, on Sept. 13, 2010. Photo By Joshua Kruger. (Flickr/DVIDSHUB)
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As Pakistan struggles with its democratic transition, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas writes in Foreign Affairs that Obama can help Pakistan help itself by taking a less unilateral approach and focusing instead on strengthening Pakistan's civilian government and investing in civil society. Abbas points out: