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On the eve of this year’s U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, Undersecretary Burns discusses the state of the bilateral relationship and its importance for meeting the global challenges of the twenty-first century.
William Burns, under secretary of state for political affairs, describes the state of the U.S.-Indian relationship and its importance for meeting the global challenges of the twenty-first century.
A top State Department official, William Burns, said U.S.-Indian relations are in a transformational moment and through sustained dialogue both sides can profoundly deepen a broad range of economic and political ties.
June and July meetings between India and Pakistan could restart a peace process, if both sides show cooperation and political will, says Indian policy analyst Radha Kumar.
India must deal with the Maoist insurgency in its heartland by addressing social and economic grievances, not just with security measures, says Indian political analyst Mahesh Rangarajan.
Walter Russell Mead discusses the little known partnership between Israel and India, and its implications for American security and regional geopolitics.
The so-called BRIC summit of emerging-market powerhouses raises new questions on whether Brazil, Russia, India, and China can overcome internal differences and pursue common goals.
As India struggles with its Naxalite armed movement, Shoma Chaudhury raises important questions on possible solutions and the futility of violent confrontation without addressing underlying concerns.
More deprived and dispossessed than the Dalits - or Muslims - the Adivasis in India remain not just marginal but invisible, crushed in the violent war between the Indian state and the Maoists.
The U.S.-India relationship is troublingly adrift over disagreements on U.S. "AfPak" policy and logjams on expanding trade, says CFR's Evan Feigenbaum.
The future of the U.S.-Indian relationship will depend on whether India chooses to align with the United States and whether it sustains its own economic and social changes -- and on what policies Washington pursues in those areas that bear heavily on Indian interests.
The resumption of high-level talks between India and Pakistan in New Delhi, while positive, do not mean the two sides are close to any breakthroughs on the issues that divide them, writes CFR's Evan Feigenbaum.
CFR expert Daniel Markey, who just returned from a trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan, discusses current U.S. policy toward the region.
Listen to CFR expert Daniel Markey, just returned from a trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan, discuss current U.S. policy toward the region.
Listen to CFR's Evan A. Feigenbaum and Daniel Markey discuss the relationship between India and Pakistan with students as part of the CFR Academic Conference Call series.
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In a Times of India op-ed, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates discusses opportunities for closer cooperation between India and the U.S. and emphasizes the mutual interests of regional stability and security in South Asia.
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Kelley Currie of Project 2049 Institute says that Delhi should be more clever about using its own values and role as a regional leader to press for political reform in Burma.
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.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More