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Charlotte Kennedy

Charlotte Kennedy is currently a Master of International Public Policy (MIPP) candidate at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She is a former Australian diplomat and spent three years serving in the Australian High Commission in Islamabad. Ms. Kennedy also worked in the Office of Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister to Australia, in 2007.

Articles by Charlotte Kennedy (4)

  • How Pakistan plays the Middle East

    Anthony Bubalo recently lamented that alliances and enmities in the Middle East are becoming so complex that even long-term watchers are struggling to keep up. Well, if that's the case, Pakistan just added to the layers of confusion. Last month, Pakistan surprisingly refused to join its long-time ally and benefactor Saudi Arabia in its intervention to combat Houthi rebels in Yemen.
  • US delays Afghanistan troop withdrawal; will others follow?

    Being a former Washington insider has its benefits for Afghanistan's new president. Having lived, studied and worked in America throughout much of his career, President Ashraf Ghani was able to strike just the right tone, during last week's visit, between effusive expressions of gratitude and reassuring Washington lawmakers that Afghanistan would soon be self-reliant and not 'be lazy Uncle Joe.' His message was clearly well received.