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February 2016

Pakistan’s Relations with Iran and the Implications for Regional Stability

Tariq A. Karim

Essays

This essay examines the deep history and complex modern dynamics of the relationship between Pakistan and Iran and argues that greater cooperation between the two countries could enhance regional integration and promote stability at a time of rising sectarian tensions in the Middle East and South Asia.

December 2015

India in the Middle East

Policy Q&A

Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, a Nonresident Senior Fellow at both the Brookings Institution and New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, discusses India’s relationships with various states in the Middle East. Dr. Sidhu examines the impact of recent developments such as the Iran nuclear deal and considers the potential for future U.S.-India counterterrorism cooperation in the region.

January 2015

Iran’s Year to Come in from the Cold

Commentary

The beginning of 2015 will be a critical period for determining Iran’s future position in the international community. While negotiations over the country’s nuclear program will be closely watched, militant activities in Iraq, the possibility of new U.S. sanctions, and cooperation with Asian countries on energy will be other important issues to follow carefully.

December 2014

Approaching Critical Mass: Asia’s Multipolar Nuclear Future

Aaron L. Friedberg, Rajesh Basrur, Christopher P. Twomey, Noboru Yamaguchi, P.K. Singh, Kang Choi and Benjamin Schreer

Roundtables

Is the world approaching "critical mass," a point at which the number and size of nuclear arsenals and the dangers associated with them will grow with explosive speed? In this roundtable, leading scholars discuss the nuclear security environment in Asia and draw implications both for U.S. policy and the international order.

January 2014

Iran and Afghanistan: The Urgent Need for Inclusive Regional Diplomacy

Sumitha Narayanan Kutty

Roundtables

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

October 2013

Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions: Motivations, Trajectory, and Global Implications

Robert Reardon

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter assesses Iran’s potential to develop nuclear weapons, the nature of its nuclear decision-making, and the possible consequences and policy implications of Iran’s nuclear choices.

October 2013

No Escape: Managing the Enduring Reality of Nuclear Weapons

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter examines the logic of nuclear weapons abolitionism, surveys the contemporary nuclear developments in Asia that are described in this volume, and highlights implications for the U.S. and its ambitions regarding comprehensive nuclear disarmament.

December 2012

The Leap in North Korea’s Ballistic Missile Program: The Iran Factor

John S. Park

NBR Analysis Brief

John S. Park, Stanton Nuclear Security Junior Faculty Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, argues that cooperation between North Korea and Iran has been a critical—yet underexamined—enabler of North Korea’s recent success. He concludes that the time has come for the United States to view the two previously independent missile programs as two sides of the same coin and recommends strategies for disrupting the procurement channels between Iran and North Korea.

December 2012

Balancing Rivals: India’s Tightrope between Iran and the United States

Julie M. Super and Harsh V. Pant

Articles

Through an analysis of India’s bilateral relationship with both countries, this article maintains that Indian interests, rather than U.S. pressure, will largely determine India’s foreign policy toward Iran. Although relations with Washington are valuable to New Delhi, India will maintain its emphasis on strategic autonomy and continue to walk a tightrope between Iran and the United States.

September 2012

The Geopolitics of Asia’s Rising Oil and Gas Demand: Conclusions and Implications for the United States

Mikkal E. Herberg

Reports

The essays, discussions, and analysis from this year’s Energy Security Program offer a wide range of perspectives on Asia’s booming oil and gas demand, as well as on the effect of the region’s inevitably growing role in global energy geopolitics. The choices that Asian stakeholders make about how to manage their energy needs will have vital implications both for U.S. energy security and for broader U.S. strategic power and posture in the Middle East.

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