In the wake of their May nuclear tests, tension has grown not only between India and Pakistan, but between both countries and the rest of the world. A new report from an independent task force co-sponsored by the Brookings Institution and the Council on Foreign Relations will provide analysis of the consequences of the tests as well as up-to-the-minute guidance on how the United States can best approach India and Pakistan. Among questions addressed by the report:
- How can the U.S. best move India and Pakistan toward restraint in the nuclear realm?
- Should U.S. policy on sanctions be modified?
- How should South Asian security concerns be balanced against U.S. efforts to stem nuclear proliferation worldwide?
- Should President Clinton go ahead with his planned trip to the area?
- How heavily, if it all, should the United States weigh in on the Kashmir border dispute?
- How can the United States best work with China to stabilize regional tensions?
To unveil this report and highlight its key points will be the task force co-chairs.