• Op-Ed

    Soldiers and Businessmen

    Corruption in the Pakistani military has been coming to light in recent months. It is still an extremely popular institution, but the balance of power in the country depends on the military maintaining a clean image.

    • Op-Ed

    Contest on Two Fronts

    By seeking more space with China and Pakistan at the same time, some believe Prime Minster Modi could be creating a strategic nightmare for India. Others suggest the two fronts are no longer separate.

    • Op-Ed

    The Balochistan Gamble

    In his speech for India’s Independence Day, Prime Minister Modi criticized Pakistan, while reaffirming his commitment to promoting regional cooperation and developing a joint struggle against terrorism.

    • Op-Ed

    Raja Mandala: Pragmatic About SAARC

    Arguments about the diplomatic process in South Asia demonstrate how dysfunctional the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation has become. India must be patient with Pakistan, while remaining engaged with others in the region.

    • Op-Ed

    How India Can Motivate Pakistan to Prevent Cross-border Terrorism

    With a clear comparative advantage over Pakistan in economic clout and soft power, India can utilize a strategy for non-violent “compellence” to isolate Pakistan internationally, which could in turn motivate meaningful counterterrorism action within Pakistan.

    • Op-Ed

    Client State’s Dilemma

    Pakistan’s dependence on Saudi Arabia stands in the way of the two working against Islamic terrorism.

    • Op-Ed

    Being Unneighbourly

    Hostilities between Pakistan and Afghanistan have risen due to several factors over the last twelve months.

    • Event

    The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

    • Daniel S. Markey, T.C.A. Raghavan
    • July 02, 2016
    • New Delhi

    The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project may be based on economic principles, but broader strategic and security interests are driving both Beijing and Islamabad.

    • Regional Insight

    India’s Nuclear Doctrine Debate

    • Rajesh Rajagopalan
    • June 30, 2016

    Though there continue to be significant disagreements within the Indian strategic community about many elements of nuclear doctrine, the debate no longer produces new ideas about how to deal with the most pressing dilemma that New Delhi faces: countering Pakistan’s tactical nuclear weapons.

    • Regional Insight

    Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Weapons and Their Impact on Stability

    • Mansoor Ahmed
    • June 30, 2016

    In the current environment, the introduction of tactical nuclear weapons by Pakistan in response to India’s limited war strategy is only a means of reinforcing deterrence and enhancing stability at the higher level of conflict by inducing instability at the lower levels.

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    Toby Dalton
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Dalton is the co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. An expert on nonproliferation and nuclear energy, his research focuses on cooperative nuclear security initiatives and the management of nuclear challenges in South Asia and East Asia.
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    Frederic Grare
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    South Asia Program
    Grare is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s South Asia Program. His research focuses on security issues and democratization in India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Previously, he led the Asia bureau at the Directorate for Strategic Affairs in the French Ministry of Defense.
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    Christophe Jaffrelot
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program
    Jaffrelot’s core research focuses on theories of nationalism and democracy, mobilization of the lower castes and Dalits (ex-untouchables) in India, the Hindu nationalist movement, and ethnic conflicts in Pakistan.
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    C. Raja Mohan
    Carnegie India
    A leading analyst of India’s foreign policy, Mohan is also an expert on South Asian security, great-power relations in Asia, and arms control.
  • expert thumbnail - Nakhle
    Carole Nakhle
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center
    Nakhle is a nonresident scholar at Carnegie Middle East Center, specializing in international petroleum contracts and fiscal regimes for the oil and gas industry, world oil and gas market developments, energy policy, and oil and gas revenue management.
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    George Perkovich
    Vice President for Studies
    Perkovich works primarily on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation issues, and on South Asian security.
  • expert thumbnail - Schulte
    Paul Schulte
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Schulte is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program, where his research focuses on the future of deterrence, nuclear strategy, nuclear nonproliferation, cybersecurity, and their political implications.
  • expert thumbnail - Shah
    Aqil Shah
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program
    Aqil Shah is a nonresident scholar in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • expert thumbnail - Tellis
    Ashley J. Tellis
    Senior Associate
    South Asia Program
    Tellis is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace specializing in international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues.
  • expert thumbnail - Topychkanov
    Petr Topychkanov
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center
    Topychkanov is an associate in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.
  • expert thumbnail - Vaishnav
    Milan Vaishnav
    Senior Associate
    South Asia Program
    Vaishnav’s primary research focus is the political economy of India, and he examines issues such as corruption, ethnic politics, governance and state capacity, election finance, and distributive politics.

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