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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 authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
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