Shuja Nawaz

  • Nawaz on Presidential Elections in Afghanistan

    ABC News quotes South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz on Secretary John Kerry's visit to Afghanistan to discuss the country's runoff presidential election:

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  • Nawaz: No "Breakthrough Proposals" Expected in India-Pakistan Talks

    The National Journal quotes South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz on upcoming peace talks between India and Pakistan:

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  • Nawaz on Afghan Presidential Elections

    South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz joins BBC World News to discuss Secretary Kerry's trip to Kabul and efforts to resolve the issues surrounding the presidential election in Afghanistan:

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  • Kerry's Visit to Kabul Will Be Critical to Defusing Afghanistan's Election Crisis

    Zalmay Khalilzad, David Sedney Analyze Hopes for Resolving a Dangerous Dispute


    This weekend's visit
    to Afghanistan by Secretary of State John Kerry will be a critical opportunity to defuse the dispute over Afghanistan's presidential election that threatens the country's stability, two former US top officials said. Kerry is to travel to Kabul as presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani dispute the still-incomplete results of last week's voting – a crisis that if left unresolved could lead to ethnic splintering and civil war, according to former diplomats Zalmay Khalilzad and David Sedney.

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  • Afghanistan: Economic Transition and Transformation

    Afghanistan has made enormous progress in reconstruction, development, and lifting per capita income. This progress, including steadily rising per capita income, has occurred despite security challenges and decreasing donor commitments from 2002-2013. Paul Ross, head of the International Monetary Fund's Afghanistan mission, reported these findings at an Atlantic Council's South Asia Center discussion on Afghanistan's economic outlook. Ross recently returned from Afghanistan, where the IMF just completed its Article IV Consultation, an annual review the Afghan economy. "The outlook is positive," the IMF concluded, "assuming smooth political and security transitions and continued reform and donor financing." Moreover the IMF will "continue its close engagement" by discussing economic policies with the Afghan government and Central bank, and providing technical assistance to help build and strengthen economic institutions.

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  • Nawaz on Pakistani Refugees

    TIME Magazine quotes South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawazon Pakistani refugees in Afghanistan:

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  • Afghanistan: A Peaceful Transfer of Power in Jeopardy

    Please join us on June 26, 2014 from 2:30 p.m to 4:00 p.m for a conversation with The Hon. Ronald E. Neumann and Mr. David S. Sedney on the recent allegations of fraud during the presidential elections and the potential impact on the Afghan and international community.


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  • Nawaz: Pakistan's Taliban Offensive Will Fall Short

    South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz writes for Foreign Policy's South Asia Channel on the Pakistani military offensive on Taliban and allied Islamist forces in North Waziristan:

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  • Nawaz on Karchi Airport Attacks

    South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz joins CCTV's The Heat to discuss the recent attacks on Karachi airport in Pakistan:

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  • How to Unwind Iran Nuclear-Related Sanctions

    On June 16, 2014, the Atlantic Council's Iran Task Force hosted the report launch of two papers outlining options for unwinding nuclear-related sanctions against Iran —a key element of any long-term agreement curbing Iran's nuclear program.


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