Meeting

Virtual Roundtable: Major Power Rivalry in South Asia

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
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Speakers
Tanvi Madan

Senior Fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy, Foreign Policy Program, and Director of the India Project, Brookings Institution

C. Raja Mohan

Director, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore

Presider

Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations

In a new paper for the Managing Global Disorder Discussion Paper series, Tanvi Madan argues that the intensifying competition in South Asia and the Indian Ocean between the United States and China and between China and India has profound implications for future peace and security in the region. Speakers discuss how the United States can manage and shape rivalries among major powers in South Asia while pursuing and defending its regional interests.

This roundtable is made possible by the generous support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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