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January 25, 2019

In this week's "Four Minute Foreign Policy" interview, Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute is pleased to introduce Fellow Shamila Chaudhary, Senior Advisor to Dean Vali Nasr and former Director for Pakistan and Afghanistan on the U.S. National Security Council.

What impedes the path forward for the United States and Pakistan - and with what consequences for Afghanistan's future? What opportunities does the United States' leadership have to better engage and pursue mutually beneficial goal...

February 13, 2018

Shamila Chaudhary, director for Pakistan and Afghanistan at the National Security Council under former President Barack Obama, said the Pakistani defense minister is likely interpreting the statement correctly.

“It’s not a misreading. That’s exactly how anyone would interpret it,” Chaudhary told VOA. “This suggests they might change the rules to apprehend insurgents” across the border in Pakistan.

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Continue reading at Pakistan Observer

February 1, 2018

Shamila Chaudhary, director for Pakistan and Afghanistan at the National Security Council under former President Barack Obama, said the Pakistani defense minister is likely interpreting the statement correctly.

"It's not a misreading. That's exactly how anyone would interpret it," Chaudhary told VOA. "This suggests they might change the rules to apprehend insurgents" across the border in Pakistan.

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Continue reading at Voice of America

“If Trump wants to increase troop levels, I’m not sure he can engage in this back-and-forth with Pakistan,” said Shamila N. Chaudhary, who served as Pakistan director on the National Security Council during the Obama administration. “They’re going to need those routes.”

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Continue reading at LA Times

October 5, 2017

Foreign policy experts visited the Johns Hopkins SAIS community for a panel discussion about foreign interventions hosted by the Middle East Studies program and the Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA).

The discussion analyzed conflicts and interventions in Syria, Afghanistan, and other regions of the world experiencing unrest. During the discussion, emphasis was placed on the role and timing of the United States interventions in these areas at a time of mounting global instability and shift...

May 31, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the World Humanitarian Summit, May 23, 2016.  Original, Licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

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Over five thousand international delegates gathered in Istanbul last week to mull over the dire state of the world´s humanitarian needs. The venue of the World Humanitarian Summit could not have been more appropriate. It reflects Turkey´s central role in the Syrian crisis, as host to the bulk of the conflict´s exiles and its disconte...

January 8, 2015

*Re-posted with permission from The Bush Institute.

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, which led to the larger Arab Spring. The Bush Institute talks in this interview with Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli about those upheavals. She also discusses the role of women in promoting freedom, which the Institute’s Women’s Initiative is focused on with programs aimed at improving education, health care and economic opportunities for women and girls.

Ambassador Tahir-Khel...

February 28, 2014

General Durrani commented on the current status of the Pakistan US relations and its impact on the security and stability of Pakistan and Afghanistan, as well as on the GOP’s effort at peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban. He also shared his recommendations for bringing some peace to the region with the SAIS community.

The Foreign Policy Institute hosted veteran photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg for his book talk here in Washington, DC. Nickelsberg’s presentation, was unconventional in two ways: firstly, because it was about a war that looms large in US policy circles, but yet, ironically, and conspicuously, remains absent from most discussions on Massachusetts Avenue, and secondly, because it presented a visual narrative – letting, as they say, the pictures speak a thousand words, while the author added his...

February 6, 2014

In his new book, Afghanistan: A Distant War, veteran photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg offers a vivid close-up of life and conflict in Afghanistan. Nickelsberg gave an in-depth image presentation and discussed his experiences in Afghanistan over a twenty year period.

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