Hassan Abbas

Capsule Review
Nov/Dec
2014
John Waterbury

Abbas seeks to answer a basic question: Why did the Afghan Taliban rebound after U.S.-led forces defeated them in 2001–2? His answers spare none of the region’s main players.

Snapshot
Hassan Abbas

For the civilian leadership in Pakistan to be supreme, first they need to be competent. But that does not happen overnight. The United States can invest in Pakistani civil society now, to make sure there is a vibrant, capable class of civil servants in the future.