South Asia

South Asia

Stimson seeks to alleviate growing nuclear dangers in South Asia by promoting confidence-building and nuclear risk-reduction measures, conducting innovative analysis of current dangers and future risks, empowering rising strategic analysts, conducting field research, creating new forums for India-Pakistan engagement, and promoting constructive U.S. security initiatives in the region.

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Research and Analysis

September 20, 2017 | EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani , EXPERT: Travis Wheeler

“Southern (Dis)Comfort” is a special series from War on the Rocks and the Stimson Center that seeks to unpack the dynamics of intensifying competition—military, economic, diplomatic—in Southern Asia, principally among China, India, Pakistan, and the United States.

September 14, 2017 | EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

Sameer Lalwani featured on Cato Institute's Power Problems on Trump's strategy in Afghanistan. Listen to the podcast here. 

September 5, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

The Stimson Center’s South Asia Program has launched a new initiative, which we call the Off Ramps Project. The nuclear competition among China, India and Pakistan is accelerating with the introduction of new ballistic and cruise missiles. Counterforce capabilities are growing.

September 5, 2017

By Happymon Jacob

August 30, 2017 | EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani , EXPERT: Travis Wheeler

Though comparatively unnoticed in Washington policymaking circles, “Southern Asia” and the broader Indian Ocean region form one of the most competitive strategic environments in the world. This article is the first installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort),” a series organized with the Stimson Center’s South Asia Program to unpack the range of competitive dynamics in Southern Asia today.

August 14, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Introduction

August 9, 2017 | EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

The Kashmir Valley has been in the midst of an insurgency since 1990. Stimson expert Sameer Lalwani traveled to Srinagar — the capital of the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir — to see firsthand the challenges that threaten this volatile region.

August 3, 2017 | EXPERT: Olivia Dowling , EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani , EXPERT: Yun Sun

A remote corner of the Himalayas has become the unlikely scene of a major power standoff between China and India. Now entering its seventh week, the standoff centers on the tri-junction border shared by China, India, and Bhutan referred to as Doklam in India and Donglang in China.

July 25, 2017 | EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

After six weeks, tensions remain high in the Dolam Plateau (
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