South Asia Roundtable Series

Director: Daniel S. Markey, Adjunct Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia
May 2007 - Present

The South Asia Roundtable Series examines the major issues facing South Asia today. On Afghanistan, speakers and participants analyze stability, reconstruction, and counterinsurgency efforts. For sessions on Pakistan, they consider many aspects of the nature of the U.S.-Pakistan partnership, ranging from counterterrorism cooperation to issues of governance. Meetings on India look at the U.S.-India relationship and the tensions, limits, and opportunities that will define the American relationship with India moving forward. Other sessions may also examine timely issues that arise in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, or Nepal.

Meetings

Reflections from Pakistan

Speaker: Declan Walsh, Pakistan Bureau Chief, New York Times
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia; Council on Foreign Relations
November 22, 2013

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Conversation on U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Speaker: Daniel F. Feldman, Principal Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S. Department of State
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
September 12, 2013

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Conflict in Karachi: Pakistan's Largest City and the Nation's Stability

Speaker: Huma Yusuf, Columnist, Dawn
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia; Council on Foreign Relations
September 10, 2013

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The Rebalance: U.S. Policy Priorities in South Asia and the Wider Region

Speaker: Vikram J. Singh, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, U.S. Department of Defense
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
December 18, 2012

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Managing the Challenges of the U.S.-Pakistan Relationship

Speaker: Cameron Munter, Former Ambassador to Pakistan; Visiting Professor, U.S. Department of State; Columbia Law School
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
November 30, 2012

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After the Taliban and the Mega-flood in Swat: The Challenges of Reconciliation and Rebuilding Lives

Speaker: Anita M. Weiss, Professor and Head of the Department of International Studies, University of Oregon
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
March 1, 2012

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Pakistan Futures Analysis

Speakers: Stephen P. Cohen, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Michael Oppenheimer, Clinical Professor, New York University, Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
January 4, 2012

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U.S.-Pakistan Defense Relations: A Conversation with Admiral Michael LeFever

Speaker: Vice Admiral Michael LeFever, USN, National Counterterrorism Center; Former Commander, Office of the Defense Representative, Pakistan
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Council on Foreign Relations
September 22, 2011

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Understanding FATA: Extremism and Political Attitudes in Pakistan's Tribal Areas

Speakers: Craig Charney, Charney Research, Bruce Sherman, Broadcasting Board of Governors
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Council on Foreign Relations
June 1, 2011

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A View from Islamabad: Assessing U.S. Efforts to Broaden the U.S.-Pakistan Relationship

Speaker: Samina Ahmed, International Crisis Group
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Council on Foreign Relations
May 3, 2011

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Implementing Kerry-Lugar-Berman Assistance in Pakistan: A Conversation with Ambassador Robin Raphel

Speaker: Robin L. Raphel, U.S. Department of State
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Council on Foreign Relations
March 30, 2011

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FATA Reform: Inching Forward

Speaker: E. Candace Putnam, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Council on Foreign Relations
January 28, 2011

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Winning Hearts and Minds: Communications and Public Diplomacy in Afghanistan

Speaker: David B. Ensor, U.S. Embassy, Kabul
Presider: Stephen D. Biddle, Council on Foreign Relations
January 12, 2011

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Inside North Waziristan: The Gravest Threat

Speaker: David Rohde, New York Times
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Council on Foreign Relations
December 3, 2010

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Prospects for Success in Afghanistan: A Conversation with Dr. Davood Moradian

Speaker: Davood Moradian, Director General, Center for Strategic Studies and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Council on Foreign Relations
September 2, 2010

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The Most Dangerous Place: A Conversation with Imtiaz Gul

Speaker: Imtiaz Gul, Author, The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan's Lawless Frontier
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Council on Foreign Relations
June 15, 2010

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Revitalizing U.S.-Afghanistan Relations: A Conversation with Abdullah Abdullah

Speakers: Abdullah Abdullah, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Daniel S. Markey, Council on Foreign Relations
May 19, 2010

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Reporting from Islamabad: A Conversation with NPR's Julie McCarthy

Speaker: Julie McCarthy, National Public Radio
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Council on Foreign Relations
April 1, 2010

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Understanding Pakistan's Threat Perceptions

Speaker: Robert M. Scher, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, U.S. Department of State
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, CFR
December 11, 2009

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Pakistan's Strategic Culture

Speaker: Alexander Evans, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, CFR
October 6, 2009

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The Future of Pakistan: A View from Sindh

Speakers: Syed Mustafa Kamal, Mayor, Karachi, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan, Governor, Sindh Province, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, CFR
September 15, 2009

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U.S.-India Economic Relations: An American View from New Delhi

Speaker: Russell Green, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Council on Foreign Relations
July 9, 2009

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The Implications of India's Parliamentary Elections

Speaker: Steven Wilkinson, University of Chicago
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Council on Foreign Relations
June 9, 2009

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Pakistan's Post-3/16 Political Dynamic

Speaker: Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Council on Foreign Relations
April 15, 2009

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The Partition of British India: Historical Reflections and Implications

Speakers: Farooq Kathwari, Chairman and CEO, Ethan Allen Interiors, Inc., Phillips Talbot, President Emeritus, Asia Society
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
December 8, 2008

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Race for the Indian Ocean: Sino-Indian Maritime Competition

Speakers: Timothy Hoyt, Professor of Strategy and Policy, U.S. Naval War College, Lieutenant Commander Corey Johnston, Foreign Area Officer, U.S. Navy
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
December 5, 2008

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Pakistan's Future in the Fight against Militancy

Speakers: Imtiaz Ali, Yale World Fellow, Yale University, Adil Najam, Professor of International Relations, Boston University
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
November 21, 2008

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India's Involvement in Afghanistan

Speakers: Steve Coll, President, New America Foundation, Ronald E. Neumann, President, American Academy of Diplomacy
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
November 13, 2008

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WHAT Is America Fighting in Pakistan and Afghanistan?

Speaker: M.J. Akbar, Chairman, Covert Magazine
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
October 23, 2008

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Security and Governance in Pakistan's Tribal Belt

Speaker: Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, Pakistan Peoples Party (Sherpao)
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Council on Foreign Relations
October 15, 2008

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Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within

Speaker: Shuja Nawaz, Author
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
July 8, 2008

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India's Post-1998 Nuclear Profile: Implications for India's Strategy and Force Posture

Speaker: Commodore C. Uday Bhaskar, Independent Security Analyst
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
June 18, 2008

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Afghanistan: Prospects for the Coming Year

Speakers: Lt. Gen. David W. Barno, Director, Near East South Asia Center, National Defense University, Minister Ali Jalali, Distinguished Professor, Near East South Asia Center, National Defense University
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
June 13, 2008

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Under New Leadership: Analyzing the India-U.S. Post-Election(s) Relationship

Speaker: Harinder Sekhon, Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
May 22, 2008

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The Impact of Media on Afghanistan’s Political Space

Speakers: Saad Mohseni, Chairman, Moby Media Group, Jahid Mohseni, Chief Operating Officer, Moby Media Group
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
May 6, 2008

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Security and Development in Pakistan's Tribal Areas

Speaker: Javed Iqbal, Civil Service of Pakistan, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
February 29, 2008

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India-Iran Ties: Strategic Convergence or Tactical Collaboration?

Speaker: Harsh V. Pant, Lecturer, Defense Studies Department, King's College London
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
January 25, 2008

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U.S.-India Defense and Security Trends: Strategic Convergence?

Speaker: James C. Clad, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, South and Southeast Asia, U.S. Department of Defense
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
January 7, 2008

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India in its Neighborhood: The Challenges Ahead

Speaker: Indrani Bagchi, Diplomatic Editor, The Times of India
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
January 4, 2008

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NATO in Afghanistan: A Campaign Assessment

Speaker: Karl W. Eikenberry, Deputy Chairman, NATO Military Committee
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
December 12, 2007

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A Discussion of India's Long-Term National Interests

Speaker: Santosh Kumar, Senior Consultant, Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
November 14, 2007

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Afghanistan: Rhetoric and Reality

Speaker: Rory Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, Turquoise Mountain Foundation
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
November 12, 2007

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Nepal's Fragile Political Process

Speaker: Rhoderick Chalmers, South Asia Deputy Project Director, International Crisis Group
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
October 10, 2007

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A Conversation with Riaz Mohammad Khan

Speaker: Riaz Mohammad Khan, Foreign Secretary, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
October 3, 2007

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Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan's Military Economy

Speaker: Ayesha Siddiqa, Independent Security Consultant
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
September 24, 2007

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The Political Power of Pakistan's Media

Speaker: I.A. Rehman, Director, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
September 17, 2007

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Militancy in the Pashtun Belt--Perspective of a Jirga Participant

Speaker: Khalid Aziz, Chairman, Regional Institute of Policy Research and Training
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
September 12, 2007

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Good Taliban, Bad Taliban--The Challenges of Pakistan's Tribal Areas

Speaker: Hassan Abbas, Research Fellow, Harvard University
Presider: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
June 14, 2007 12:00–1:30 p.m.

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Winning Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan: How Effective Is Reconstruction Assistance?

Speakers: Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Andrew Wilder, Research Director, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University
May 22, 2007 12:15–2:00 p.m.

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