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January 7, 2003

United States
Independent Task Force Issues Open Letter to President on Eve of His Trip to India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

March 17, 2000 - An Independent Task Force, while welcoming the first presidential visit to India in 22 years, to Pakistan in 30 years, and the first ever to Bangladesh, states that "South Asia is a …

September 28, 2006

Afghanistan
Tellis: Bush’s ‘Mediation’ of Karzai, Musharraf Dispute Highlights Seriousness of Problem

Ashley J. Tellis, a prominent expert on South Asian security affairs, says President Bush’s effort to mediate the differences between the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan is unprecedented and u…

February 22, 2007

Somalia
Somalia's Second Chance?

Recent weeks have witnessed a dramatic turn of events in Somalia, including the defeat of the Islamic Courts in the capital, international economic and development assistance to stabilize the country…

February 5, 2008

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Tellis: Pakistan’s Mixed Record on Anti-Terrorism

Ashley J. Tellis, a leading expert on South Asia, says he expects a coalition government of the late Benazir Bhutto’s party and the Pakistan Muslim League (Q) party which backs President Musharraf to…

February 20, 2008

Pakistan
Controls on Pakistan’s Nuclear Technology

The safety of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons continue to be a concern due to political instability and rising militancy in the country.

June 17, 2008

China
Olympic Pressure on China

As the Olympics draw near, critics are attacking Beijing for its policies on the environment, the press, Sudan, and Tibet.

June 26, 2008

Defense and Security
U.S-Pakistan Military Cooperation

Pakistan is key to success in U.S.-led  counterterrorism efforts, with its tribal areas serving as terrorist havens. But covert U.S. military actions inside Pakistan put the future of the U.S.-Pakist…

June 30, 2008

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Avoiding Transfers to Torture

Overview A number of U.S. counterterrorism practices have generated significant controversy in recent years. One area in which the United States faces particular criticism is the treatment of t…

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October 9, 2008

India
U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Accord: An ’Epochal’ Agreement

Ashley J. Tellis, an expert on South Asia, foresees an improvement across the board in U.S.-India relations as a result of the U.S.-India nuclear deal, but warns that only careful diplomacy can insul…

January 17, 2009

United States
Delivering on the Promise: Advancing U.S. Relations with India

Executive Summary Excerpt: As the Obama Administration transitions to power already burdened with global economic crises and two wars, two events underscore India's importance for US interests: t…