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.
What might the drone strike against Mullah Mansour mean for the counterinsurgency endgame?
May 25, 2016, Vanda Felbab-Brown and Bradley S. Porter
The American drone strike that killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Mansour may seem like a boost for Afghanistan’s government. But it's unlikely to improve Kabul’s immediate national security problems—and may create more difficulties than it solves.
Asia and the Pacific
May 19, 2016
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May 13, 2016, Joseph Chinyong Liow
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April 1, 2016, Tanvi Madan
Opinion | South Asia Hand
February 18, 2016, Teresita C. Schaffer and Howard Schaffer
Opinion | The Financial Express
February 2, 2016, Vikram Singh Mehta
January 21, 2016, Anna Newby
Opinion | The Washington Post
January 15, 2016, Michael E. O'Hanlon and David Petraeus
January 14, 2016, Cameron Munter
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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, Center for Middle East Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Michael E. O'Hanlon
Co-Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Director of Research, Foreign Policy
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