Afghanistan-Pakistan: Building Peace, Ensuring Stability
The challenge for the Af-Pak region in 2015 will be to build peace and maintain fragile stability as the drawdown of international forces begins. A weak economy, ethnic divisions, and terrorist organizations waiting for international forces to leave will pose challenges for future U.S. engagement in the region.
India’s Economic Diplomacy
Under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, India is pursuing a policy of “economic diplomacy” centered on major domestic reforms and international outreach to attract foreign investment.
2014 Pacific Energy Summit Report: Charting the Course to a Secure and Cleaner Energy Future
Conference, Project, and Program Publications
On June 30-July 1, over 200 high-level participants from across the Asia-Pacific convened in Seoul, South Korea, for the 2014 Pacific Energy Summit to find solutions to the region's energy and environmental challenges. The Summit Report presents the findings of this invitation-only event and identifies opportunities for stakeholders to pursue complementary strategies for achieving the goal of a clean and abundant energy future.
Seeking Alliances and Partnerships: The Long Road to Confederationism in U.S. Grand Strategy
Edited Volumes and Chapters
This chapter from Strategic Asia 2014–15: U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power reviews how the U.S. came to treat alliances and partnerships as essential instruments of its quest for hegemony over time, what tasks U.S. alliances performed in the past, and how their functions promise to mutate in the future.
Modi’s Visit to the United States: A Turning Point for the U.S.-India Relationship?
Ambassador Thomas Pickering examines the strategic context of Modi’s visit, how both sides will seek to approach their objectives for the visit, and opportunities for moving forward. He argues that while the United States and India have disagreed on fundamental issues over the years, there is great potential for closer cooperation in the future.
India in a South Asian Context: Modi's Engagement with India's Neighbors
Nilanthi Samaranayake and Nilanthi Samaranayake
Nilanthi Samaranayake (CNA Corporation) provides insights on the significance of Modi’s outreach to other South Asian leaders, discusses key issues for the new government in this engagement, and explains how India’s regional efforts are viewed by other countries in Asia, particularly China.
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Strengthening the U.S.-India Relationship
Richard J. Ellings
In this report, Richard J. Ellings, President of the National Bureau of Asian Research, examines the economic obstacles to a deeper strategic partnership between the two countries. He argues that if these challenges are addressed in ways that enhance each nation's interests in economic development, the United States and India are positioned to collaborate more effectively on a broader set of international political and security questions.