Ahead of the inaugural “two-plus-two” dialogue between the United States and India, Carnegie’s Ashley J. Tellis and Randall G. Schriver discussed the future of the U.S.-India relationship and key priorities in the coming months. The dialogue was first announced following Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call with U.S. President Donald Trump in 2017 and will take place on September 6, 2018. The bilateral talks aim to advance diplomatic and defense cooperation between the two countries.
Randall G. Schriver
Randall G. Schriver is the assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs at the U.S. Department of Defense.
Ashley J. Tellis
Ashley J. Tellis holds the Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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About the South Asia Program
The Carnegie South Asia Program informs policy debates relating to the region’s security, economy, and political development. From India’s domestic political economy to Sino-Indian rivalry to U.S. engagement with India, the Program’s renowned team of experts offer in-depth analysis derived from their unique access to the people and places defining South Asia’s most critical challenges.
About the Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs
The Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs focuses on the pressing international security challenges of the emerging world order, especially U.S. foreign policy and relationships in Asia and the Indian subcontinent. The Chair was established in April 2017 in recognition of Ratan N. Tata’s leadership on Carnegie’s Board of Trustees and his role in taking Indian industry beyond its national borders to create a global brand, emphasizing innovation as the hallmark of commercial success, and contributing to the building of U.S.-India ties.