New voices from Afghanistan
Webinar: Will COVID-19 reverse regional connectivity? Perspectives from South Asia
Launch & Panel Discussion | Sambandh: Reconnecting India and the Region
On June 1, Vanda Felbab-Brown joined the Asia Society India Centre for the discussion, “Mired in conflict: Afghanistan’s future post-U.S. exit and its impact on South Asia.”
On April 22, Madiha Afzal joined the United States Institute of Peace for a discussion on relations between India and Pakistan.
India historically has been skeptical of the U.S. as being unreliable, always attaching strings to relationships with partner countries, and then weaponizing their interdependence.
It's an open question how much this [arms purchases from U.S. rivals] will end up affecting partners like India, but also countries like Indonesia and Vietnam who have these legacy relationships with Russia and are not going to give them up any time soon. In fact, there's an argument to be made that for America's Indo-Pacific objectives, you actually want these countries to maintain and build up a certain amount of military capability, and in some cases the U.S. cannot offer that capability.
The U.S.-India relationship is largely in sync, but Russia remains one major area of difference.