10:30 am EDT - 11:30 am EDT

Past Event

After the Tests: U.S. Policy Toward India and Pakistan

Thursday, September 17, 1998

10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

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.