The winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential election must be prepared to deal with a potential reemerging crisis between India and Pakistan, engage with India over its relations with Iran and interests in Afghanistan, and face an upcoming leadership transition in the country, says CFR's Daniel Markey.
Author: Frank G. Klotz Council on Foreign Relations
Frank G. Klotz argues that both India and Pakistan have an interest in taking steps to enhance strategic stability in the region and to reduce the possibility of nuclear conflict resulting from miscalculation or deliberate escalation in a crisis.
The United States and India should hold classified exchanges on Pakistan's nuclear program and its role in Afghanistan as well as coordinate closely on global issues, says CFR's Robert D. Blackwill, co-chair of a new CFR-Aspen Institute India report.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged to press Pakistan on terrorism and tried to ease New Delhi's worries over Afghanistan on her visit to India this week. But a deteriorating U.S.-Pakistan relationship decreases Washington's ability to influence Islamabad on terrorism issues, say experts.
In a policy short from the National Bureau of Asian Research, C. Christine Fair addresses the organizational nature and security situation of two Islamic groups in India: the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and the Islamic Mujahideen (IM).
The health mininsters of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russian Federation, India, China, South Africa) released this statement on public health, technology transfer, and access to medicines on July 11, 2011.
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The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.