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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

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

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