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Book Excerpt: 'The Taliban Revival' by Hassan Abbas

Policy

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas's new book charts the resurgence of the Taliban in Pakistan's tribal border areas.

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

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)
Policy

On the eve of the American pullout, experts are predicting worst-case scenarios for 2014 and beyond. But all hope is not yet lost, according to Hassan Abbas.

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)
Policy

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: 

History Lessons From Karbala

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)
Policy

The idea of defiance against tyranny and oppression owes a great deal to Hussain ibne Ali, the hero of the battle of Karbala in 680 AD.

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

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)
Policy

While the mysteries surrounding interactions between the CIA and Pakistan’s ISI intelligence agency continue to be partly entertaining and partly amazing, the situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating — complicating U.S. withdrawal plans.

Hassan Abbas Picks His Top Five Books on Reforming Pakistan

Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow Hassan Abbas in Houston, Texas in 2009. (Asia Society Texas Center)
Education

Hassan Abbas suggests five books that he feels are critical to understanding and solving the issues that hinder reform in Pakistan.

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 on June 1, 2011.
Policy

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

After Bin Laden, Don't Give Up on Pakistan

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)
Policy

Hassan Abbas, Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz Fellow, writes for CNN.com

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

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)
Policy

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

New York Times Asks: 'Is Racial or Religious Profiling Ever Justified?'

A man holds a sign against racial profiling during a protest with community and faith leaders from Arizona in front of the White House on July 7, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow Hassan Abbas debates the topic with author Asra Nomani.