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February 2016

Pakistan and the Threat of Global Jihadism: Implications for Regional Security

Husain Haqqani


This essay traces the creation of Pakistan’s Islamic identity and examines its influence on the country’s foreign and security policy, especially through the use of Islamist groups as key levers.

November 2013

Global Swing States: Deepening Partnerships with India and Indonesia

Ted Osius

Policy Essay

Drawing lessons from a decade of partnership-building with India and Indonesia—Asia’s most populous democracies—this essay examines ways to deepen those partnerships and describes their importance to the U.S.

May 2012

India’s Internal Security Challenges

Ajai Sahni


In this essay, Ajai Sahni argues that India’s fractious democracy faces numerous internal security challenges and is hobbled by incoherent policy responses and enduring deficits in capacity. The system has, nevertheless, demonstrated extraordinary resilience and has several dramatic successes to its credit.

December 2011

The 9/11 Conference: Security Solutions for the Next Ten Years

Conference, Project, and Program Publications

On September 9, 2011, the Slade Gorton International Policy Center at NBR held "The 9/11 Conference: Security Solutions for the Next Ten Years” just days before the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The 9/11 Conference report reviews the major themes and topics of the conference and the policy solutions that were discussed at the day long event.

October 2011

Nontraditional Security Threats in Pakistan

Ali Tauqeer Sheikh


This essay examines Pakistan’s most significant nontraditional security challenges, including climate change, increasing population and urbanization, food security, and water security.

September 2011

The Next Ten Years of Post-9/11 Security Efforts

Slade Gorton

Policy Q&A

Ahead of the 9/11 Conference that NBR’s Slade Gorton International Policy Center will host on September 9, Sen. Gorton reviewed the last decade of security policy and previewed the challenges to come.

July 2011

U.S. Re-engagement in Asia

S.R. Joey Long, Carlyle A. Thayer, Zheng Wang, Simon Tay and Kumar Ramakrishna


In this roundtable, five experts assess U.S. engagement in Asia with a focus on how to better strengthen ties while navigating policy challenges, the financial crisis, resurgent extremist groups, and rising suspicions among regional players.

June 2011

Development as a Security Strategy in Pakistan: Achieving Peace and Prosperity through Social and Economic Empowerment

Efra Iqbal

Health Q&A

How can economic development serve as a powerful and effective tool for promoting security? Dr. Erfa Iqbal (Government of Pakistan) discusses specific development projects underway in rural Pakistan, the impact of these initiatives, and how governments and the private sector can best foster security through sustainable local economies.

May 2011

After bin Laden, Still No Choice for U.S. with Pakistan

C. Christine Fair

Policy Q&A

The U.S.-Pakistan relationship has received renewed attention in both countries after U.S. Navy Seals raided a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, killing Osama bin Laden. C. Christine Fair, a National Asia Research Fellow and Assistant Professor at Georgetown University, tells NBR that the increased attention does not necessarily mean that the fundamentals of the relationship have changed. She argues that the relationship leaves few options for the United States, which needs Pakistani cooperation in Afghanistan.

February 2010

Religious Figures, Insurgency, and Jihad in Southern Afghanistan

Thomas H. Johnson


This essay examines the social and political roles of religious figures in southern Afghanistan in an attempt to develop a more nuanced understanding of the present insurgency.

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China's Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative

In this new monograph, Nadège Rolland (NBR) examines the drivers and goals of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and argues that the initiative reflects Beijing’s desire to shape Eurasia according to its own worldview and unique characteristics.

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Powering Asia’s Growth: Meeting Rising Electricity Needs
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