After 9/11, the threats to America are right where they were 20 years ago: still in Afghanistan, and now backed by the strength of a state. What happened to America, that “shining city on a hill” that beckoned brightness to its shores and won allies? Some self-delusion, a belief that it was still the global monarch after World War II and the inability to distinguish between friends and foes.
2014 will be a critical year for Afghanistan and for the region as a whole. Gateway House's Sameer Patil interviews Husain Haqqani, former Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S., who speaks on the challenges ahead for Pakistan after the U.S. drawdown from Afghanistan
In ‘No Exit from Pakistan: America’s Tortured Relationship with Islamabad,’ author Daniel Markey analyses the complex U.S.-Pakistan bilateral and suggests ways for Washington to improve the relationship.
In ‘Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding,’ author Husain Haqqani writes that the U.S. and Pakistan have few shared interests and very different political needs.
Overall, the U.S.-Pakistan alliance hasn't been pleasant. Despite their growing mutual distrust for each other, which has become evident in the past few years, the alliance still continues. Is it worth all the troubles it comes with?
U.S. Senator John Kerry will officially take office as the Secretary of State, later this month, replacing Hillary Clinton. Given his background of foreign policy, and his proven competency in related matters, what can India and South Asia look forward to, during his term in his new office?