Nearly seven decades after the Partition of the Indian subcontinent, Pakistan faces a daunting series of existential challenges ranging from ethnic strife to Islamism and terrorism.
The last few months have witnessed nascent efforts to restart high-level bilateral talks between Delhi and Islamabad dashed again by political maneuvering in both capitals. Are the two states doomed to a perpetual state of “not war, not peace,” or is there hope for a way forward?
To initiate an exciting week of efforts between the United States and India to strengthen bilateral relations, Carnegie hosted a half-day conference to discuss the prospects for transformed economic ties between the two countries.
By decisively rejecting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s comeback bid, Sri Lankan voters also validated the new government’s foreign policy orientation and opened the way for a greater rapprochement with the West. However, much more must be done to rebuild the U.S.-Sri Lanka relationship.
The fragile security environment in South Asia is marked by territorial disputes, radical extremism, and nuclear weapons.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Confederation of Indian Industry hosted a conference on the future of the U.S.-India relationship, ten years after the Civil Nuclear Cooperation Initiative.
Remarks were given by the Vice President of the United States, the Honorable Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.
Milan Vaishnav participated in an online Q&A to discuss Indian politics in depth.
While Modi’s visit has ignited a sense of optimism about Bangladesh-India bilateral relations, tensions persist.
At their formation in 1947, India and Pakistan had more in common with each other, and shared more economic and cultural links than any other two nations on earth. Partition created not just a physical boundary, but also a psychological border between these two states.