If there was any doubt that North-East Asia has become the most dangerous place on earth, recent events give ample evidence it has attained this dubious distinction

Mar 13, 2017
WPS Sidhu
East Asia, South Asia, India

China’s proliferation activities vis-à-vis Pakistan and North Korea have been unmasked on several occasions both before and after Beijing joined the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1992

Mar 27, 2017
WPS Sidhu
China, East Asia, South Asia, Pakistan
Pakistan, South Asia

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a conflict in possession of no military solution must be in want of more troops. Or so one would think from the recommendations on how to succeed in Afghanistan made by Gen. John Nicholson, the force commander in Afghanistan; Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of Central Command; and Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham. More troops with “greater authorities” will “break” or “end” the stalemate that all agree exists. “Greater authorities” means putting U.S.

Mar 22, 2017
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan
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Considerable policy analysis has been devoted to bilateral strategic relationships between Pakistan and India, India and China, and China and the United States. But the strategic dynamics among these four nuclear powers cannot be understood or effectively addressed on a strictly bilateral basis. While Pakistan responds strategically to India, India responds both to Pakistan and China, which in turn responds both to India and the United States.

Mar 02, 2017
Robert Einhorn, WPS Sidhu

The US and Indian navies could carry out ‘benign naval and maritime activity’ during periods of diplomatic strain.

Feb 26, 2017
WPS Sidhu
China, United States, South Asia, India
India, South Asia

The latest Union budget unveiled on 1 February by finance minister Arun Jaitley has been widely commended as a “defining” and “watershed” moment, as providing “stability and predictability”, and as being “pragmatic”. However, this euphoria is distinctly lacking among Indian and foreign experts who have keenly tracked the budget as it pertains to defence salaries, pensions, expenditure and military modernization programmes. Indeed, the tone among strategic experts on the defence budget is distinctly sombre.

Feb 13, 2017
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India
India, South Asia

Conflict, Security, and Development Series - Spring 2017

Each Tuesday, the Conflict, Security, and Development Series will examine new research, discuss creative policy approaches, and highlight recent innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in conflict and post-conflict situations.

Feb 21, 2017
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India

On December 17, 2016 Barnett Rubin made a presentation on the subject of “Security and Development Along the Belt and Road Initiative” at a conference hosted by the Belt and Road Building and Central Asian Studies Institute of Shaanxi Normal University in Xi’an, China.

Dec 17, 2016
Barnett Rubin
China, South Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan
Afghanistan, Pakistan

In his first two weeks in office, President Donald Trump's "America First" pledge has proven more than an idle slogan. In word and deed, the White House has signaled an aggressive unilateral stance toward the world that's antagonized allies abroad and divided supporters at home.

Feb 01, 2017
Benjy Sarlin, Barnett Rubin

Waheguru Pal Sidhu & Shivshankar Menon speak on the Security Challenges of 2017

Jan 05, 2017
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India

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