Pakistan’s military is complicit in the worsening security situation in Afghanistan—including the resurgence of the Taliban, terrorism in Kashmir, and the growth of jihadi extremism and capabilities. Current Western policies reinforce Pakistan’s political weakness and contribute to regional instability by allowing Pakistan to trade democratization for its cooperation on terrorism.
On July 10, 2007, the Carnegie Endowment released a new and timely report, Rethinking Western Strategies Toward Pakistan: An Action Agenda for the United States and Europe, by Visiting Scholar Frederic Grare. Stephen Cohen from the Brookings Institution and Mark Schneider from the International Crisis Group served as discussants, while Carnegie Vice-President George Perkovich moderated the event.
As Japan reformulates its foreign policy in the quest to assume a greater leadership role in Asia, it finds it shares an unprecedented convergence in interests, values and strategies with a rising India. The India-Japan relationship can become a key driving force in the emergence of a new security architecture in Asia based on the protection of democratic values and market principles.
Asia will produce close to, if not, half of the world’s economic product by 2025. This is the real emergent change in international politics, but despite this fact the United States will remain the dominant power in the international system for the foreseeable future.
Carnegie Senior Associate Ashley Tellis delivered a talk at an all-day conference on U.S. - India Relations: The Road Ahead, held at the Heritage Foundation on May 23, 2007.
On May 8, the Carnegie Endowment hosted Ambassador Farooq Sobhan, President of the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute and Special Envoy, Government of Bangladesh. The event was moderated by Ambassador Teresita Schaffer.
On May 8, the Carnegie Endowment hosted a panel on "Threats to Transition in Afghanistan: Old and New" that included presentations by Ambassador Teresita Schaffer from the Center for Strategic & International Studies, William Maley from the University of New South Wales, and Marvin Weinbaum from the Middle East Institute.
Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon was in Washington last week to save the troubled U.S.-India nuclear deal. U.S. negotiators should ensure that the peaceful nuclear cooperation agreement meets the letter and spirit of that law. Anything Less should be rejected by Congress.
India, like the United States, is entering a complex geopolitical environment that is likely to survive for at least another two decades. This environment will be characterised by the continuing dominance of the United States in the global system.
On April 16, 2007, the Carnegie Endowment hosted Pakistan People’s Party Representative Sherry Rehman, who spoke on “Pakistan Today: Policy Challenges and U.S. Engagement.” George Perkovich moderated the event.