Asia and the Pacific
South Asia is a dynamic and complex region that presents the United States and the world with significant opportunities and challenges to global security, stability and human well-being. The region is home to India, the world’s largest democracy and a rising power with one of fastest growing economies. It is also includes governments struggling to maintain control of their countries, two nuclear powers that coexist in an uneasy and often tense relationship, and conflicts with al Qaeda and Taliban forces that have engaged U.S. and NATO forces.All of these factors make the region a subject of considerable strategic importance to the United States and the larger international community. Brookings scholars with deep expertise in the region are examining the complex and interrelated mix of national security, economic and development issues in South Asia.
An Afghan policeman stands guard at a counting centre in Kabul (REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail).
Democracy Dividends from the Afghanistan Investment
April 9, 2014, David Petraeus and Michael E. O'Hanlon
General David Petraeus and Michael O'Hanlon argue that American sacrifices over the past 13 years paid off in a successful Afghan election in early April. With patience and realism, they write, we need to watch how the process plays out into the summer.
Asia and the Pacific
April 8, 2014, Fred Dews
April 7, 2014, Fred Dews
March 31, 2014
Opinion | The Los Angeles Times
March 30, 2014, Ronald Neumann and Michael E. O'Hanlon
Opinion | Politico
March 24, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Opinion | The National Interest
Opinion | Al-Monitor
March 13, 2014, Bruce Riedel
March 11, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon and Najib Sharifi
March 7, 2014, Cynthia P. Schneider
Opinion | South Asia Hand
February 18, 2014, Teresita C. Schaffer and Howard Schaffer
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The India-Pakistan Conundrum
Stephen P. Cohen, May 29, 2013
Stephen P. Cohen
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, The India Project
Director, The Intelligence Project
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Michael E. O'Hanlon
Director of Research, Foreign Policy
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
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