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U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Smith talks to group of Afghan children during a combined patrol clearing operation in Afghanistan's Ghazni province on April 28, 2012. (United States Army/Flickr)

Don't Write Off Afghanistan as 'Mission Impossible' Just Yet, Says Expert

Western analysts are premature in forecasting worst-case scenarios, argues Hassan Abbas. more
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)

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

In an article for Foreign Affairs, Asia Society's senior advisor offers some advice to U.S. President Barack Obama. more
Pakistani Shiite Muslim mourners offer noon prayers during an Ashura procession in Karachi on December 6, 2011, on the tenth day of the holy month of Muharram, to mark the martyrdom of seventh century saint Imam Hussain. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)

History Lessons From Karbala

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas examines the misconceptions surrounding the Muslim observance of Ashura and why terrorists and extremists like al-Qaeda and the Taliban often attack Ashura-related gatherings. more

A Way Forward for US-Pakistan Relations (Complete)

Two top U.S. officials share insights into current American relief efforts in Pakistan. more
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar (R) shakes hands with Indian Foreign Minister S. M. Krishna (L) prior to a meeting in New Delhi on July 27, 2011. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan-India Relations Moving from 'Bombs' to 'Bombshells'?

Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow Hassan Abbas provides a South Asia update. more
Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow Hassan Abbas in Houston, Texas in 2009. (Asia Society Texas Center)

Hassan Abbas Picks His Top Five Books on Reforming Pakistan

Hassan Abbas suggests five books that he feels are critical to understanding and solving the issues that hinder reform in Pakistan. more
Asia Society Fellow and director of the society's Pakistan 2020 Study Group, Hassan Abbas, appeared on The Charlie Rose Show on June 1, 2011.

Abbas on Charlie Rose: Saleem Shahzad 'Hurt' Pakistan's Military, Al Qaeda

Asia Society Fellow and director of the society's Pakistan 2020 Study Group, Hassan Abbas, appeared on The Charlie Rose Show. more

Pakistan 2020 Report Launch (Complete)

NEW YORK, May 18, 2011 - Hassan Abbas, Najam Sethi, Shirin Tahir-Kheli, and Frank Wisner discuss the Pakistan 2020 report with Suzanne DiMaggio. more
Displaced by the Pakistan Army's 2009 offensive against the Taliban in Swat, a young girl waits for food rations at the Chota Lahore relief camp in Swabi, Pakistan. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

After Bin Laden, Don't Give Up on Pakistan

Hassan Abbas, Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz Fellow, writes for CNN.com more
This May 2, 2011 photo shows the FBI website announcing the death of Osama Bin Laden. Bin Laden was killed in an overnight raid by US forces on a heavily fortified compound north of Islamabad, US President Barack Obama announced in a late-night White House address. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Bin Laden's Death Will Prove 'Demoralizing' to Al Qaeda

But Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow Hassan Abbas warns "the battle against violence and extremism is by no means over." more