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.
At a time when the state is likely to use more force to solve internal and external conflicts, we need a more evolved and nuanced view of the role and purpose of force as a tool for securing our national aims.
India faces the real prospect of another major terrorist attack by Pakistan-based terrorist organizations in the near future, an event that would jeopardize important U.S. security interests in South Asia. This Center for Preventive Action Contingency Planning Memorandum examines the factors that would condition India's response; the consequences of Indian military retaliation and Pakistani counterretaliation for the United States; and Washington's policy options for preventing and containing the crisis.
Barbara Crosette explains why India often gives global governance the biggest headache.
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.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
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