Ashley J. Tellis suggests that given the new American investments in South Asia, President Bush ought to save General Musharraf from his own worst instincts.
An American-brokered accord between Pakistan and Afghanistan to end the latent dispute over the Durand Line, coupled with international guarantees to end Pakistan’s meddling in Afghanistan, might be the minimum requirements for durable peace in the region where the 9/11 plot to attack the U.S. was hatched.
The Bush administration is finally taking the task of communicating with the Muslim world seriously. President Bush’s roving ambassador to the Islamic world, Karen Hughes, will need to talk to the people rather than listen to the elites, if she is to succeed in improving the country's abysmal record on public diplomacy.
Through a combination of country, regional, and topical studies, Strategic Asia 2005–06: Military Modernization in an Era of Uncertainty assesses how Asian states are modernizing their military programs in response to China's rise as a regional power, the war on terrorism, changes in U.S. force posture, the revolution in military affairs, and local security dilemmas.
Dr. V.S. Arunachalam presented “Nuclear Power and Energy Security in India” at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on September 12, 2005.