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.
REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail - Afghan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (C) and Abdullah Abdullah (R) smile next to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) after a news conference in Kabul July 12, 2014.
New Afghanistan Deal: Secretary Kerry's Diplomatic Gem
July 14, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Michael O'Hanlon writes that Secretary of State John Kerry may finally have accomplished a major diplomatic breakthrough—saving the Afghanistan project from the jaws of defeat.
Asia and the Pacific
July 9, 2014, Fred Dews and Elina Saxena
Opinion | Wall Street Journal
July 2, 2014, Eswar Prasad
June 10, 2014, Rahul Tongia
Opinion | The Washington Post
June 8, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
June 4, 2014, Khadim Hussain
May 19, 2014, Fred Dews
Opinion | Wall Street Journal (Washington Wire)
May 8, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
April 29, 2014, Fred Dews
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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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
Director of Research, Foreign Policy
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
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