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December 28, 2018 | EXPERT: Hannah Haegeland

Last month, the world paused to remember the tenth anniversary of 26/11 — the 2008 attack launched by Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in Mumbai, India’s commercial capital, in a series of carefully planned and orchestrated attacks. READ MORE

December 10, 2018 | EXPERT: Hannah Haegeland

Ten years ago, the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyabba (LeT) launched an assault on Mumbai that lasted three days and was broadcast live on television. READ MORE

December 4, 2018 | EXPERT: Hannah Haegeland

China’s stakes and vulnerabilities in South Asia have grown. U.S. leaders should make use of this. READ MORE

November 30, 2018 | EXPERT: Emily Tallo , EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

On the week of the 10th anniversary of the Mumbai terrorist massacre, the bilateral cooperation between India and Pakistan to open a  READ MORE

November 7, 2018

By Zafar Khan Editors’ note: READ MORE

October 24, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

The Trump administration's diplomatic strategy toward South Asia, as enumerated in its December 2017 National Security Strategy, places a high priority in seeking “a Pakistan that is not engaged in destabilising behaviour and a stable and self-reliant Afghanistan”. READ MORE

October 10, 2018 | EXPERT: Frank ODonnell

This submission addresses the call for evidence regarding the following questions: “What are India’s perceptions of the Global Britain strategy?”; What should be the main objectives for the UK’s future relationship with India?”; “How effective are the FCO and other parts of Government in building READ MORE

October 9, 2018 | EXPERT: Jayita Sarkar

American nuclear nonproliferation policy is a combination of economic and security imperatives. READ MORE

September 4, 2018

After scheduling difficulties, the 2+2 meeting between the foreign and defence ministers of the US and India is finally set for September 6 in New Delhi. READ MORE

July 27, 2018 | EXPERT: Hannah Haegeland

By Hannah Haegeland READ MORE

July 25, 2018 | EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

By Sameer Lalwani   READ MORE

June 29, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

After testing nuclear devices in 1998, Indian and Pakistani leaders genuinely believed — or stated for the record, while suspecting otherwise — that bringing bombs out of the basement would help make the region safer and more stable. READ MORE

June 22, 2018 | EXPERT: Jayita Sarkar

As the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) turns 50 this summer, so will India’s refusal to accede to the Treaty on grounds that it is a biased legal instrument that divided the world into “nuclear haves” and “nuclear have-nots.” The year 2018 also commemorates 20 years since India’s five nucle READ MORE

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