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Report - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

An Introduction to Pakistan's Military

The Pakistani military remains an opaque entity, both inside and outside of the country.  Few publicly available reports exist for those seeking a basic understanding of its leaders, functions, or allegiances.  An Introduction to Pakistan's Militaryis the first of two Belfer Center reports examining the Pakistani military.  To assemble this report, the authors interviewed over two-dozen retired Pakistani military officers, principally in Islamabad and Karachi.  The authors also conducted nearly forty additional interviews with Pakistani politicians, civil society actors, journalists, and military experts, as well as with US and European military, diplomatic, and intelligence officers and analysts.

Analysis & Opinions - The Boston Globe

What Maliki’s Power Means for US

| July 24, 2009

"The continuing headache that this Iraqi prime minister gave to President Bush may indeed carry over into this administration, despite Maliki's non-endorsing "endorsement'' of Obama during the US presidential campaign. Nevertheless, given the drawdown of US troops in Iraq, having a strong man in Baghdad - whatever his ethnic or confessional background - is not the worst of all outcomes."

Report - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Confrontation or Collaboration? Congress and the Intelligence Community

| July 2009

The goal of Confrontation or Collaboration is to provide a guide to the complexities of the Intelligence Community to policymakers, legislators, students and the public. We hope this book leads to more informed debates and decisions about critical national security issues facing our nation.