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.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (R) shakes hands with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after a news conference in Kabul (REUTERS/Omar Sobhani).
Get over it: The limits of Afghan-Pakistan rapprochement
May 19, 2015, Vanda Felbab-Brown
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has, since he came to power last fall, engaged in an extraordinary outreach to Pakistan. This effort has could hardly be more important both to the stability of the region and the ability of the United States to responsibly disengage from Afghanistan.
Asia and the Pacific
May 1, 2015, Kadira Pethiyagoda
April 28, 2015, Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu
Opinion | La Tribune
April 24, 2015, Philippe Le Corre
March 27, 2015, Fred Dews
Opinion | The Washington Post
February 20, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
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
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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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