Defense and Security Focus On  South Asia

 
  • Op-Ed
    Getting U.S.-India Ties Back on Track
    Ashley J. Tellis April 15, 2014 India Today

    Both India and the United States are to blame for their partnership’s slowdown, and they share the responsibility to rebuild it.

     
  • Other Publications
    Situation Report: Pakistan
    Frederic Grare April 9, 2014 Tony Blair Faith Foundation

    Religious conflict has been part of Pakistan since its inception. While the state can be said to be a victim of its own policies, it does not face any existential threat.

     
  • Article
    Does the Afghan Presidential Election Matter?
    Sarah Chayes April 1, 2014 video

    The upcoming election in Afghanistan marks neither the end of a long post-Taliban transition nor a crucial turning point for the troubled country.

     
  • Op-Ed
    How Pakistan Moves Against Taliban Could Complicate Afghan Ties
    Frederic Grare March 7, 2014 CNN

    Pakistan’s military is set to launch a major military operation in North Waziristan, which will have a significant impact on the country’s relationship with Afghanistan.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Soldiers of the Party
    Christophe Jaffrelot March 5, 2014 Indian Express

    For the Indian army to remain national, it has to be multicultural—and this problem may need to be addressed as urgently as those pertaining to arms procurement.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Money Pit
    Sarah Chayes February 27, 2014 POLITICO Magazine

    Over the past decade, corruption in Afghanistan has crystallized into a business of structured networks, with subordinates paying up the line for protection from repercussions.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Chinese Takeaway: UPA’s Record
    C. Raja Mohan February 12, 2014 Indian Express

    The idea of promoting trans-frontier economic cooperation as a complement to the maintenance of peace and tranquillity on the border has begun to gain some traction in both Delhi and Beijing during the last few years.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Hamid Karzai’s Cozy History with the Taliban
    Sarah Chayes February 9, 2014 Los Angeles Times

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s every word and deed of late seems designed to appeal to the Taliban leadership and its backers in Pakistan, and to fracture the partnership between Afghanistan and the American people.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Asia and the Two World Wars
    C. Raja Mohan February 7, 2014 Indian Express

    As the world prepares to mark the anniversaries of the First and Second World War, the two great wars have acquired a peculiar political resonance in East Asia.

     
  • Other Publications
    Afghanistan Post-2014: Scenarios and Consequences
    Frederic Grare February 4, 2014 The German Marshall Fund and the Foundation for Strategic Research

    As the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO forces from Afghanistan approaches, anxieties about the future of the country have increased.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The United States Ponders Delaying a Security Agreement with Afghanistan
    Sarah Chayes February 12, 2014 WBEZ’s Worldview

    Washington’s ability to conclude a security pact with Kabul may hinge on the results of the Afghan elections.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    On-Again, Off-Again Talks with the Taliban
    Sarah Chayes June 24, 2013 KCRW Los Angeles

    The prospects for a peace agreement between Hamid Karzai’s government and the Afghan Taliban are undermined by the Pakistani military’s influence over the Taliban and the exclusion of groups not allied with Karzai or the Taliban.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Former Afghanistan Advisor Not Optimistic about Taliban Talks
    Sarah Chayes June 18, 2013 PRI’s The World

    Washington should not put too much faith in the prospect of renewed negotiations with the Taliban.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Li Keqiang's Visit to Delhi
    Lora Saalman May 10, 2013 News X

    The recent border dispute between China and India may initiate a more comprehensive system between the two countries for communicating on territorial issues and other points of contention.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Real Face of China: The Future of India and Sri Lanka
    Lora Saalman May 4, 2013 Red Pix

    Beijing believes that China's strategic and security interests must be met in order to ensure that economic gains follow.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Obama in Mexico
    Moisés Naím May 3, 2013 NPR Diane Rehm Show

    President Obama’s 72 hour visit to Latin America widely ignored the critical issues of drugs and immigration due to the delicate nature of U.S. negotiations on immigration as well as the security issues associated with the illicit drug trade.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    A Negotiated Future for Afghanistan
    Sarah Chayes March 28, 2013 WBEZ's Worldview

    The future of Afghanistan depends on the willingness of the U.S. and Afghan governments to incorporate constituencies besides the Taliban in peace negotiations.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Musharraf Returns to Pakistan
    Stephen Tankel March 26, 2013 CTV News Weekend

    The return of former President Musharraf to Pakistan has the potential to complicate the already fraught elections coming in May 2013.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Afghanistan After 2014
    Sarah Chayes November 28, 2012 KCRW

    Focusing on the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan masks important political realities that may prevent the United States from achieving lasting peace and security as the 2014 deadline for withdrawal approaches.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Turkey, Syria, and the Iranian Rial
    Moisés Naím October 5, 2012 Diane Rehm Show

    Iran is facing a powerful cocktail of sanctions and bad economic policymaking by the Iranians themselves, resulting in shortages on basic staples and popular protests.

     

Carnegie Experts on Defense and Security

  • James M. Acton
    Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Acton is a senior associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. A physicist by training, Acton specializes in nonproliferation, deterrence, and disarmament.

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  • Muthiah Alagappa
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Alagappa, a nonresident senior associate in the Asia Program, was the first holder of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair in international studies at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His research focuses primarily on Asian security, the political legitimacy of governments, civil society and political change, and the political role of the military in Asia.

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  • Alexei Arbatov
    Scholar in Residence
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Arbatov, a former member of the State Duma, is the author of a number of books and numerous articles and papers on issues of global security, strategic stability, disarmament, and Russian military reform.

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  • Nathan Brown
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Brown, a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, is a distinguished scholar and author of six well-received books on Arab politics.

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  • Sarah Chayes
    Senior Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program
    South Asia Program

    Chayes, formerly special adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is an expert in South Asia policy, kleptocracy and anticorruption, and civil-military relations.

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  • Shahram Chubin
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Chubin, who is based in Geneva, focuses his research on nonproliferation, terrorism, and Middle East security issues. He was director of studies at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland, from 1996 to 2009.

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  • Gilles Dorronsoro
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program

    Dorronsoro’s research focuses on security and political development in Afghanistan. He was a professor of political science at the Sorbonne in Paris and the Institute of Political Studies of Rennes.

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  • Michele Dunne
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Dunne is an expert on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East.

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  • Anas El Gomati
    Visiting Fellow
    Carnegie Middle East Center

    El Gomati was a visiting fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on socioeconomics, democratic governance, the security sector, and political Islam in Libya.

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  • Khaled Fattah
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Fattah is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on the political, economic, security, and cultural sectors in Yemen, and state-tribe relations in the Arab Middle East.

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  • Evan A. Feigenbaum
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Feigenbaum’s work focuses principally on China and India, geopolitics in Asia, and the role of the United States in East, Central, and South Asia. His previous positions include deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia, deputy assistant secretary of state for Central Asia, and member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific.

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  • Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck
    Research Analyst
    Middle East Center

    Ghanem-Yazbeck is a research analyst at the Carnegie Middle East Center. She is a political scientist with expertise in jihadism, political violence, extremist violence, and terrorism, with a focus on Algeria.

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  • François Godement
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Godement, an expert on Chinese and East Asian strategic and international affairs, is a nonresident senior associate in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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  • Frederic Grare
    Director and Senior Associate
    South Asia Program

    Grare is senior associate and director of 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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  • Paul Haenle
    Director
    Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Haenle served as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolian Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former president George W. Bush and President Barack Obama prior to joining Carnegie.

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  • Oz Hassan
    Visiting Scholar
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    Hassan is one of the United Kingdom’s foremost authorities on democracy promotion and democracy assistance programs and a leading scholar on U.S. foreign policy.

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  • Lina Khatib
    Director
    Middle East Center

    Khatib is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Previously, she was the co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

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  • Rachel Kleinfeld
    Senior Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    Kleinfeld is a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program. She is the founder and president emeritus of the Truman National Security Project.

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  • Fatima Kukeyeva
    Co-director
    al-Farabi Carnegie Program on Central Asia

    Kukeyeva is co-director of the al-Farabi Carnegie Program on Central Asia.

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  • Li Bin
    Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program

    Li is a senior associate working jointly in the Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment.

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  • Alexey Malashenko
    Scholar in Residence
    Religion, Society, and Security Program
    Moscow Center

    Malashenko is the co-chair of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Religion, Society, and Security Program. He also taught at the Higher School of Economics from 2007 to 2008 and was a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations from 2000 to 2006.

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  • Jessica Tuchman Mathews
    President

    Mathews is president of the Carnegie Endowment. Before her appointment in 1997, her career included posts in both the executive and legislative branches of government, in management and research in the nonprofit arena, and in journalism and science policy.

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  • C. Raja Mohan
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    South Asia Program

    Mohan is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s South Asia Program, where his research focuses on international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues.

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  • Marwan Muasher
    Vice President for Studies

    Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.

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  • Martha Brill Olcott
    Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program and
    Co-director
    al-Farabi Carnegie Program on Central Asia

    Olcott is professor emerita at Colgate University, having taught political science there from 1974 to 2002. Prior to her work at the endowment, Olcott served as a special consultant to former secretary of state Lawrence Eagleburger.

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  • Douglas H. Paal
    Vice President for Studies

    Paal previously served as vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase International and as unofficial U.S. representative to Taiwan as director of the American Institute in Taiwan.

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  • George Perkovich
    Vice President for Studies

    Perkovich’s research focuses on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, with a concentration on South Asia, Iran, and the problem of justice in the international political economy.

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  • David Rothkopf
    Visiting Scholar

    Rothkopf, author of the recent book Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead, served as deputy undersecretary of commerce for international trade policy in the Clinton administration.

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  • Karim Sadjadpour
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Sadjadpour, a leading researcher on Iran, has conducted dozens of interviews with senior Iranian officials and hundreds with Iranian intellectuals, clerics, dissidents, paramilitaries, businessmen, students, activists, and youth, among others.

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  • Yezid Sayigh
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Center

    Sayigh is a senior associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his work focuses on the Syrian crisis, the political role of Arab armies, security sector transformation in Arab transitions, the reinvention of authoritarianism, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace process.

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  • James L. Schoff
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Schoff is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program. His research focuses on U.S.-Japanese relations and regional engagement, Japanese politics and security, and the private sector’s role in Japanese policymaking.

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  • Paul Schulte
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program and Carnegie Europe

    Schulte is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program and at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on the future of deterrence, nuclear strategy, nuclear nonproliferation, cybersecurity, and their political implications.

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  • Michael Swaine
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Swaine is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and one of the most prominent American analysts in Chinese security studies.

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  • Stephen Tankel
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program

    Tankel is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment, where his research focuses on insurgency, terrorism, and the evolution of nonstate armed groups.

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  • 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.

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  • Petr Topychkanov
    Associate
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Topychkanov is an associate in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.

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  • Dmitri Trenin
    Director
    Moscow Center

    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.

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  • Wang Tao
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Wang, an expert on climate and energy issues, runs a program at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy that examines China’s climate and energy policies, with particular attention to transportation and international climate negotiation.

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  • Frederic Wehrey
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Wehrey’s research focuses on political reform and security issues in the Arab Gulf states, Libya, and U.S. policy in the Middle East more broadly. He was previously a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation.

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  • Yan Xuetong
    President, Carnegie–Tsinghua Management Board
    Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Yan Xuetong is one of China’s leading experts on China’s foreign policy, national security, and U.S.-China relations. At Tsinghua University, he is dean of the Institute of Modern International Relations.

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