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How Afghanistan Can Restore Its Political Credibility and Legitimacy

Panelists Omar Samad, Clare Lockhart, and Hassan Abbas discuss the causes of the controversy surrounding Afghanistan's presidential election and the solutions available to the leading candidates and their supporters. (3 min., 18 sec.) more
(L to R) Panelists Amb. Omar Samad, Clare Lockhart, and Hassan Abbas and moderator Tom Nagorski at Asia Society’s event in Washington, D.C. on July 9, 2014. (Christina Dinh/Asia Society)

Afghanistan Analysts Debate Causes and Solutions to the Country's Political Crisis

In a spirited discussion at Asia Society’s Washington center, three veteran analysts of Afghanistan and Southwest Asia debated the controversy over the results of Afghanistan’s presidential election. more

Afghanistan's Future: Politics, Prosperity, and Security Under New Leadership (Complete)

James Dobbins, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, speaks about post-presidential election Afghanistan, followed by a panel discussion featuring Clare Lockhart, Omar Samad, and Hassan Abbas. more
"The Taliban Revival" (Yale University Press, 2014) by Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas (R).

Book Excerpt: 'The Taliban Revival' by Hassan Abbas

A new book by Asia Society Senior Advisor Dr. Hassan Abbas charts how the Taliban re-emerged as a "formidable force, and one to be reckoned with." more
An Afghan voter shows her inked finger after she cast her ballot at a local polling station in Kabul on April 5, 2014. Afghan voters went to the polls to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai, braving Taliban threats in a landmark election held as US-led forces wind down their long intervention in the country. Afghanistan's third presidential election brings an end to 13 years of rule by Karzai, who has held power since the Taliban were ousted in a US-led invasion in 2001, and will be the first democratic handover of power in the country's turbulent history. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghanistan's Future: Politics, Prosperity, and Security Under New Leadership

As Afghans await the presidential election results, the Asia Society Policy Institute invites you to hear perspectives on what Afghans and Americans can expect from the new Afghan administration. more

Video: Election Ushers in 'New Model' of Democracy for Pakistan

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas tells CNN that although Nawaz Sharif won the prime ministership for the third time in his career, the election showed progress in Pakistan's democratic system. more
Punjab police wait for the arrival of Nawaz Sharif, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML) party, during the final day of campaigning at an election rally in Lahore, Pakistan on May 09, 2013. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Expert: Pakistan Election Outcome Hinges on Voter Turnout, Safety

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas says former Pakistan cricket star Imran Khan could win this weekend's election if voters come out in large numbers. more
Pakistani demonstrators shout anti-US slogans during a protest in Multan on January 8, 2013, against the drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal areas. (S.S Mirza/AFP/Getty Images)

Are Drone Strikes Killing Terrorists or Creating Them?

After the publication of an interactive website visualizing drone strikes in Pakistan, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas analyzes the difficulty of assessing whether drone strikes are actually an effective terror-fighting tool. more
Pakistani Shiite Muslims carry a coffin during the funeral procession of bomb blast victims in Karachi on March 4, 2013. (Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)

Hassan Abbas: Sectarian Violence in Pakistan Result of 'Bigotry, Ignorance'

In an interview with World Politics Review, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas discusses the reasons behind the recent wave of ethnic violence in Pakistan. more
Supporters of Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul Qadri gather at a protest rally in Islamabad after the government ignored his ultimatum to disband parliament on January 15, 2013. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan's Moment is Near — but Will Anyone Care?

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas says Pakistan's election slated for later this year is crucial for the country's progress, though many in Pakistan are skeptical. more