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.
A U.S. soldier from Dragon Troop of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment walks out of a building at forward operating base Gamberi in the Laghman province of Afghanistan (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson).
We still need U.S. bases in Afghanistan
February 20, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Michael O'Hanlon believe the United States must have an enduring presence in Afghanistan, and to accomplish that we should keep a few bases open in the country. He concludes we can go this route while still successfully ending the combat phase of the operation.
Asia and the Pacific
Opinion | The Wall Street Journal
February 5, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
February 4, 2015, Danesh Jayatilaka and Kopalapillai Amirthalingam
January 21, 2015, Fred Dews
Opinion | Washington Wire (Wall Street Journal)
January 7, 2015, Candace Karp and Michael E. O'Hanlon
Opinion | Reuters (The Great Debate)
December 22, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
September 30, 2014, John R. Evans
September 23, 2014, Fred Dews
India-U.S. Policy Memo
September 2014, Tanvi Madan
September 22, 2014, Nima Tshering
Opinion | The Express Tribune
September 11, 2014, Madiha Afzal
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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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