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Lisa Curtis

Regret not enough, US must apologise: Experts on Devyani arrest

Echoing similar sentiments, Lisa Curtis, who heads the South Asia Programme at the conservative Heritage Foundation -- a WashingtonDC think tank -- told rediff.com, “The US took a small step to defuse the crisis when Secretary Kerry called National Security Adviser Menon to express ...

Afghan Security Plans Under Review With No BSA

Lisa Curtis, a south Asian expert at the Washington-based Heritage Foundation believes that the U.S is losing patience with the Afghan war. “I think the U.S is really losing patience and that was indicated by Obama’s phone call to Karzai which was essentially a warning that the longer ...

Afghanistan Continues to Be Hub of Poppy Cultivation

That would be bad for counter-narcotics efforts in the country, said Lisa Curtis of the Heritage Foundation. "Just a couple of weeks ago, the U.S. Congress slashed its development funding for Afghanistan in half. That shows that aid programs writ large are going to be cut back, and ...

Pakistan has blood all over its hands: US expert

Testifying before the Congressional Committee, Lisa Curtis of the Heritage Foundation said India's goals in Afghanistan match those of the US. "The problem is that Pakistan is paranoid about any role that India has in Afghanistan. Even if the Indian role is helping with the economy...

US, India should try to keep Lanka away from China's sway

Rediff.com » News » US, India should try to keep Lanka away from China's sway Since the US and India broadly share similar interests in Sri Lanka, they should coordinate closely to ensure that the country preserves its democratic institutions, says Lisa Curtis On Saturday, for the first time ...

Bangladesh Elections Marred by Clashes, Low Voter Turnout

Lisa Curtis, senior research fellow for the Asia Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation in Washington says Bangladeshis will not see this as a fair election. “I think this is a very unsettling situation," she said. "Look we are having election, where the main opposition party is not ...

WASHINGTON: India’s leader, Obama to meet in visit high on symbolism, low on expectations

... diplomatic progress in what both leaders have said is a crucial relationship.“It’s not going to generate the same kind of enthusiasm that (Singh’s) state visit generated four years ago,” said Lisa Curtis, an expert in South Asia relations at the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington...

'Pakistan's BAT team planning serious offensive against India'

According to prominent American defence analysts, Lisa Curtis of The Heritage Foundation, Pakistan Army is deliberately flaring tensions on the border along with India. The army wants to send a message to Nawaz Sharif that it still calls the shot regarding India-Pakistan relations. The ...

Obama Is Wrong to Negotiate with the Taliban in Afghanistan

As Lisa Curtis of The Heritage Foundation argued last year: [E]ven if some Taliban leaders see the logic in breaking ties with al-Qaeda, they would find it extremely challenging to do so from an operational and logistical perspective, given the network of relationships that has been ...

Business Line : News / International : India crucial for economic future of Afghanistan: Robert Bla...

In her remarks, Lisa Curtis of the Heritage Foundation said Hagel’s statement is not only contrary to reality, but also goes directly against policy of the Obama Administration. “Senior Obama officials have rightly avoided being baited by the Pakistanis into thinking that India is the ...

Nato Withdrawal From Afghanistan Could Rock Asian Stability

And total withdrawal of troops could be devastating for regional security and jeopardise the safety of western nations, writes Asian security and politics expert, Lisa Curtis in World Review. 'If the Taliban were able to re-assert power in Afghanistan, it would embolden militants in ...

Exclusive U.S. force in Afghanistan may be cut to less than 10,000 troops

"If the White House opts to keep a lower number of troops, it will put more pressure on the Afghan forces and run the risk of squandering their recent progress against the Taliban," said Lisa Curtis, a former CIA analyst and State Department official now with the conservative Heritage ...

Having a Servant Is Not a Right

Meanwhile an American guest, Lisa Curtis, a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, tried to make a point: “If somebody cannot afford to have domestic help, then they don’t have domestic help.” Had the other guests not been seething with anger and shouting simultaneously, they would ...

US Congressional Caucus on Ethnic and Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka Praised by...

Sadanand Dhume from the American Enterprise Institute moderated the panel that included Ashley Wills, former US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Lisa Curtis from The Heritage Foundation, and Dr. Nimmi Gowrinathan, a policy consultant. Both Representatives Johnson and Davis also ...

Afghanistan and the Region: Security, Stability and Prosperity

WHO: Speakers include Congressmen Ed Royce, Eliot Engel, and Joseph Crowley; Mr. Rajnath Singh, President, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), India; Mr. Kanwal Sibal, Former Foreign Secretary of India; Ms. Lisa Curtis, Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation; Mr. Michael O'Hanlon, Director ...

Rajnath to spell out BJP’s Afghanistan policy

Michael O’Hanlon, director of Research at the Brookings Institute and Lisa Curtis, research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, would also be addressing the conference...

‘US should push for nuke stability talks between India, Pak’

“Pakistan’s ambitious nuclear goals are raising concern about an accelerated nuclear arms race in the region, which has already seen two major military crises in the last 15 years,” Lisa Curtis of the Heritage Foundation said ahead of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to the ...

Sri Lanka elections: US urges political parties to refrain from violence

“The election, if deemed free and fair, will mark the most significant step the Sri Lankan Government has taken since the end of the civil war four years ago to address grievances of the Tamil community,” said Lisa Curtis of the Heritage Foundation, an eminent American think tank. “While ...

Hagel confirmed as defence secretary; critics play India card

However, the “India card” came handy for the conservative critics of Hagel with Lisa Curtis, senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, suggesting that Hagel’s “distorted views on India” “provide yet another indication that he is poorly qualified” for the defence job.. “The ...

Afghanistan: Obama Administration Taking Wrong Lesson from Elections

By Lisa Curtis

The high voter turnout for the April 5 election in Afghanistan (nearly 60 percent) in the face of insurgent violence and threats demonstrates that the Afghan people want democracy, not the harsh Islamist rule on offer from the Taliban. The U.S. should show it fully backs the Afghan people by ...

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