RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

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South Asia remains one of the most crisis-prone regions in the world with some of the highest levels of contested borders, militarized interstate disputes, and terrorist attacks. READ MORE

January 11, 2018 | Commentary | The Diplomat

By Sameer Lalwani and Hannah Haegeland   READ MORE

December 21, 2017 | Commentary | Defense One

By Sameer Lalwani and Liv Dowling   READ MORE

Click here to read Investigating Crises: South Asia's Lessons, Evolving Dynamics, and Trajectories. READ MORE

November 9, 2017 | Opinion | U.S. News & World Report
September 20, 2017 | Research Pages

“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. READ MORE

September 14, 2017 | Interview

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

August 30, 2017 | Opinion | War on the Rocks

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. READ MORE

August 9, 2017 | Presentation

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. READ MORE

August 3, 2017 | Analysis and Briefings | Foreign Policy

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. READ MORE

July 25, 2017 | Interview | The Cipher Brief

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