In South Asia's Geography of Conflict, CNAS Senior Fellow Robert D. Kaplan provides a detailed analysis of South Asia's history and geography including the broad arc of territory from Afghanistan southeastward into northern India and highlights India's pivotal role in the region.
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.
Speaker: William Burns Presider: David R. Ignatius
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.
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.
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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.
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