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March 2014

India's Shift to a Sustainable Energy Future

Policy Q&A

Manish Bapna (World Resources Institute) examines India’s ambitious steps toward a more sustainable and secure energy future and the opportunities for U.S.-India collaboration.

January 2014

Iran and Afghanistan: The Urgent Need for Inclusive Regional Diplomacy

Sumitha Narayanan Kutty


This is one of nine essays in the roundtable "Afghanistan Beyond 2014: The Search for Security in the Heart of Asia."

December 2013

India Looks Skyward to Tackle Challenges on the Ground

Policy Q&A

Bharath Gopalaswamy (Atlantic Council) provides insight on the Indian space program's future ambitions and the potential for U.S.-India cooperation in exploring and harnessing the final frontier.

November 2013

India’s Upcoming Elections: Will the States and the Economy Decide?

Policy Q&A

This spring, nearly 790 million Indians will participate in the world’s largest democratic exercise. Milan Vaishnav (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) offers insights on the issues driving voters and the potential impact of several state elections that will precede the 2014 general election.

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.

October 2013

India's Climate Change Challenge

Policy Q&A

Anjali Jaiswal (Natural Resources Defense Council) highlights a range of environmental challenges facing India, identifies areas and opportunities for advancing policy momentum on climate action, and describes the significant role of the private sector in enabling U.S.-India cooperation.

October 2013

India: The Challenges of Nuclear Operationalization and Strategic Stability

Gaurav Kampani

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter provides an overview of the operational advances in India’s nuclear capabilities over the past decade and analyzes their regional and global implications

October 2013

The Future of Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons Program

Christopher Clary

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter reviews developments in Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal since 1998 and projects likely developments through 2020.

September 2013

Looking East: India's Growing Role in Asian Security


Harsh V. Pant (King's College London) examines India's "look east" policy and the country's deepening ties with East and Southeast Asia. He argues that India is gradually emerging as a serious player in Asia's security as it seeks to develop stronger trade and diplomatic ties with the region's smaller states.

August 2013

India’s Water Crisis: Causes and Cures

Policy Q&A

For insights into what has led to India’s water crisis and what should be done to help alleviate it, NBR spoke with Kirit S. Parikh, chairman of Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe) and a former member of the Government of India’s Planning Commission in charge of water and energy issues.

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