South Asia


    • Proliferation Analysis

    New Hope in a Frayed Friendship

    • February 15, 2002

    President Bush commended visiting Pakistani President Mussharaf this week, as "a leader with great competence and vision." He assured Pakistan that the U.S. is "committed to the continuance of our friendship. A friendship based on principles, common goals and vision." In a country where people are still bitter about being "abandoned" by the U.S. in the past, Washington's broadly stated commitment to a long-term relationship with Islamabad was the top story in Pakistan.

    • Proliferation Analysis

    India Anticipates a "Winning Combination"

    • February 05, 2002

    The United States and India have revived military-to-military ties for the first time since they were severed in the aftermath of India's nuclear tests in May 1998. For India, these ties reflect the country's growing global status, confirmed by President Bush in his State of the Union address, when he praised relations with India in the same breath as relations with Russia and China.

    • Proliferation Analysis

    Living with the Bomb: A View from India's Silicon Valley

    • January 25, 2002

    Rhetoric and missile tests may be flying, but for many Indians nuclear war seems a remote prospect. At the height of tensions between India and Pakistan, people in the bustling city of Bangalore, India's answer to California's Silicon Valley, had decided that they were far more concerned about the dismal state of the IT economy than they were concerned about nuclear Armageddon. Fear of nuclear war in this South Indian city is conspicuous in its absence.

    • Op-Ed

    Defusing Kashmir

    • Event

    Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Afghanistan

    Special meeting with Mark Malloch-Brown, United Nations Development Programme Administrator

    • Testimony

    Human Rights and the New Geopolitics of Central Asia

    The new US military presence in Uzbekistan is one more sign of how the dominant geopolitical paradigms of the last half of the twentieth century are no longer operative. The Cold War and its aftermath post-Cold War period are at an end.

    • New Leaders, New Directions: Proliferation 2001

      • Event

      Perpetrators and Victims: The Middle East and the Challenges of Terrorism

      Marina Ottaway was joined by Shibley Telhami, Nawaf Obaid, and Mamoun Fandy to discuss challenges in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Terrorism's deep roots in the Middle East, and the nationalities of those involved in the recent attacks, have drawn even greater attention to the region.

      • Op-Ed

      Preventive Defense in Central Asia

      • Proliferation Analysis

      Pakistan's Sanction Waivers: A Summary

      • October 29, 2001

      The waiving of U.S. sanctions and the promise of economic assistance cannot have come too soon for Pakistan. The country has a teetering economy with an external debt of $32 billion, with 60% of the government's revenue going towards servicing the country's total debt. Prior to September 22nd and October 17th waivers, U.S. assistance to Pakistan was limited to mainly refugee and counter-narcotics assistance as well as an education program. We offer a brief summary of the primary sanctions that have been lifted.

    Carnegie Experts on
    South Asia

    • expert thumbnail - Baruah
      Darshana M. Baruah
      Nonresident Scholar
      South Asia Program
      Darshana M. Baruah is a nonresident scholar with the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her primary research focuses on maritime security in Asia and the role of the Indian Navy in a new security architecture.
    • 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, who arrived at Carnegie after fifteen years as a USAID official, White House staffer, and non-governmental organization practitioner. She writes on conflict, governance, and U.S. foreign policy.
    • expert thumbnail - Chaudhuri
      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
      Co-director and Senior Fellow
      Nuclear Policy Program
      Dalton is the co-director and a senior fellow 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
      Vice President for Studies
      Evan A. Feigenbaum is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he oversees research in Washington, Beijing and New Delhi on a dynamic region encompassing both East Asia and South Asia.
    • expert thumbnail - Ghattas
      Kim Ghattas
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Kim Ghattas is a nonresident senior 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 Bengaluru, he drives Carnegie India’s Technology and Society program, and engages with technology innovators and policymakers.
    • 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 - Ryu
      Rexon Y. 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 - Schwemlein
      James Schwemlein
      Nonresident Scholar
      South Asia Program
      James Schwemlein 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
      Ashley J. 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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