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April 10, 2019 | EXPERT: Heather Byrne , EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

WITH the third meeting within a year of the quadrilateral security dialogue, or ‘Quad’, between officials from Australia, India, Japan, and the United States, bullish analysis suggests the Quad is a formation that is evolving but enduring. READ MORE

March 27, 2019 | EXPERT: Akriti Vasudeva , EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard , EXPERT: Emily Tallo , EXPERT: Hannah Haegeland

Policy debates around participation in multilateral information-sharing mechanisms highlight fundamental tensions between safety, national security, and international security. READ MORE

March 27, 2019 | EXPERT: Emily Tallo

After more than 40 Indian paramilitary forces died as a result of a suicide attack in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on February 14, many analysts swiftly declared Indian retaliation inevitable. READ MORE

March 12, 2019 | EXPERT: Frank ODonnell , EXPERT: Hannah Haegeland , EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

On March 12, 2019, the Stimson South Asia program organized a side session at the 2019 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference: "20 Years After Kargil: The Futu READ MORE

March 8, 2019 | EXPERT: Akriti Vasudeva , EXPERT: Jason Li , EXPERT: Pamela Kennedy , EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

In 2004, Australia, India, Japan, and the U.S. worked together to respond to the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami. In 2007, these four countries formed the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue – the Quad – seeking to deepen their cooperation, only to disband after a year. READ MORE

March 5, 2019 | EXPERT: Frank ODonnell

On 14 February 2018, a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) suicide car bomber attacked an Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force convoy in the Pulwama area of India-governed Kashmir. READ MORE

March 5, 2019

On 14 February 2018, a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) suicide car bomber attacked an Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force convoy in the Pulwama area of India-governed Kashmir. READ MORE

March 3, 2019 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

The globe’s nuclear safety net is fraying badly. READ MORE

February 20, 2019 | EXPERT: Emily Tallo , EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

Nearly 20 years after India and Pakistan clashed in the heights of Kargil — only the second time in history nuclear-armed rivals fought a hot war — the two South Asian rivals have once again found themselves careening toward conflict over Kashmir. READ MORE

February 19, 2019 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

The sound you are about to hear is India administering a black eye to Pakistan after a string of attacks in Kashmir. You can then expect the Pakistan military to give its “befitting response.” And then what? READ MORE

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

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