South Asia


    • Proliferation Analysis

    Mr. Vajpayee Goes to Washington

    • September 15, 2000

    India's Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee arrives in Washington on September 13, amidst international fears that South Asia remains a nuclear tinderbox. According to the outgoing Indian Chief of Army Staff, "the chances of war are much more than they were …five years ago."

    • Proliferation Analysis

    Vajpayee's Nuclear Diplomacy

    • September 14, 2000

    Indian Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee reaffirmed that "subject to its supreme national interests" India "will continue its voluntary moratorium until the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) comes into effect." The joint statement with President Clinton also reiterated that the Indian government would "continue efforts" to create a national consensus on the CTBT, in order to bring the discussions "to a successful conclusion." India also stated its commitment "not to block entry into force of the Treaty." The statement echoed the Prime Minister's assertion in a speech to a joint session of Congress on September 14, that India did not wish to "unravel" Washington's non-proliferation efforts. Mr. Vajpayee has attempted to shift Washington's focus on dangers emanating from South Asia, from non-proliferation to terrorism.

    • Op-Ed

    Message to the US Congress: It's the World, Stupid

    Time and again, US officials have stated that they do not want America to become the policeman of the world. Yet the one institution that can help the United States from being placed in that role-the United Nations-has been treated shabbily by the United States. The United States must re-affirm the UN’s mission with concrete action, beginning with the payment of long-overdue UN dues.

    • Event

    Now You See It, Now You Don't: India's Nuclear History

    History of the Nuclear Age Series

    • Book

    Nuclear Relations in South Asia

    • Neil Joeck
    • April 26, 2000
    • Chapter 9

    Having decided to emphasize military security, India's and Pakistan's nuclear threats must now be complemented by enhanced diplomatic engagement between India and China on one side, and India and Pakistan on another.

    • Op-Ed

    Asian Nuclear Reaction Chain

    These are not happy days for global arms-control advocates. As far back as the early 1960s, policymakers warned that the true threat to the United States was not only that third-world despots might acquire the bomb but that advanced industrial countries might do so.

    • Book

    India's Nuclear Bomb: The Impact on Global Proliferation

    Why did India bid for nuclear weapon status at a time when 149 nations had signed a ban on nuclear testing? What drove India's new Hindu nationalist government to depart from decades of nuclear restraint, a control that no other nation with similar capacities had displayed? How has U.S. nonproliferation policy affected India's decision making?

    • Event

    India's Nuclear Bomb

    Proliferation Roundtable

    • Indian Missile Deployments and the Reaction from China

      • Event

      China's Changing Nuclear Posture

      Proliferation Roundtable

    Carnegie Experts on
    South Asia

    • expert thumbnail - Blanc
      Jarrett Blanc
      Senior Fellow
      Geoeconomics and Strategy Program
      Jarrett Blanc is a senior fellow in the Geoeconomics and Strategy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    • expert thumbnail - Brown
      Frances Z. Brown
      Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
      Frances Z. Brown is a fellow with Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where she researches stabilization, state building, democratization, decentralization, drivers of conflict, and local governance in fragile states.
    • expert thumbnail - Charlet
      Katherine Charlet
      Technology and International Affairs Program
      Katherine Charlet is the inaugural director of Carnegie’s Technology and International Affairs Program.
    • Rudra Chaudhuri
      Carnegie India
      Rudra Chaudhuri is the director of Carnegie India. His primary research interests include the diplomatic history of South Asia and contemporary security issues.
    • expert thumbnail - Dalton
      Toby Dalton
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Dalton is the co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. An expert on nonproliferation and nuclear energy, his work addresses regional security challenges and the evolution of the global nuclear order.
    • expert thumbnail - Feigenbaum
      Evan A. Feigenbaum
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      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.
    • expert thumbnail - Ghattas
      Kim Ghattas
      Senior Visiting Fellow
      Kim Ghattas is a senior visiting fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she is focused on writing a book about the impact of the rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia on the wider region since 1979.
    • expert thumbnail - Grare
      Frederic Grare
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      South Asia Program
      Grare is a nonresident senior fellow in 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.
    • expert thumbnail - Jaffrelot
      Christophe Jaffrelot
      Nonresident Scholar
      South Asia Program
      Jaffrelot’s core research focuses on theories of nationalism and democracy, mobilization of the lower castes and Dalits (ex-untouchables) in India, the Hindu nationalist movement, and ethnic conflicts in Pakistan.
    • expert thumbnail - Mathews
      Jessica Tuchman Mathews
      Distinguished Fellow
      Mathews is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She served as Carnegie’s president for 18 years.
    • expert thumbnail - Misra
      R.K. Misra
      Nonresident Scholar
      Carnegie India
      R.K. Misra is a nonresident scholar at Carnegie India. Based in Bangalore, he will drive Carnegie India’s Technology Forum Initiative and engage with technology innovators and policymakers.
    • expert thumbnail - Mohan
      C. Raja Mohan
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Carnegie India
      A leading analyst of India’s foreign policy, Mohan is also an expert on South Asian security, great-power relations in Asia, and arms control.
    • expert thumbnail - Mohan
      Garima Mohan
      Nonresident Fellow
      Carnegie India
      Garima Mohan is a nonresident fellow at Carnegie India. Her research focuses on the foreign and security policies of rising powers, particularly that of India, and on Europe-India relations.
    • expert thumbnail - Narang
      Vipin Narang
      Nonresident Scholar
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Vipin Narang is a nonresident scholar in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    • expert thumbnail - Perkovich
      George Perkovich
      Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Chair
      Vice President for Studies
      Perkovich works primarily on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation issues; cyberconflict; and new approaches to international public-private management of strategic technologies.
    • expert thumbnail - Rothkopf
      David Rothkopf
      Visiting Scholar
      David Rothkopf is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment as well as the former CEO and editor in chief of the FP Group.
    • expert thumbnail - Ryu
      Rexon Ryu
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Ryu is a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he leads an initiative focused on the intersection of diplomacy, technology, and innovation.
    • expert thumbnail - Samarajiva
      Rohan Samarajiva
      Nonresident Fellow
      Carnegie India
      Rohan Samarajiva is a nonresident fellow at Carnegie India.
    • expert thumbnail - Shah
      Aqil Shah
      Nonresident Scholar
      South Asia Program
      Aqil Shah is a nonresident scholar in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    • expert thumbnail - Tellis
      Ashley J. Tellis
      Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs
      Tellis holds the Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, specializing in international security and U.S. foreign and defense policy with a special focus on Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
    • expert thumbnail - Vaishnav
      Milan Vaishnav
      Director and Senior Fellow
      South Asia Program
      Vaishnav’s primary research focus is the political economy of India, and he examines issues such as corruption and governance, state capacity, distributive politics, and electoral behavior.
    • expert thumbnail - West
      Tom West
      Nonresident Scholar
      South Asia Program
      Tom West is a nonresident scholar in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and an associate vice president at the Cohen Group.

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