Toby Dalton

What’s the Future of CBMs in South Asia?

in CBMs, Experts ki Rai, India, Pakistan • 4 Responses

One of India’s eminent strategists, the late K. Subrahmanyam, once observed, “There is not much, if at all any, literature on the game of deterrence among the second- and third-rung nuclear nations under such conditions of uncertainty. So we have to think for ourselves.” The same must also be true of nuclear confidence-building measures (CBMs)

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Sana Ali

Pakistan’s Afghan Quagmire

in Afghanistan, Militancy, Pakistan, Security • 1 Response

  Mullah Akhtar Mansour is dead, killed (in Balochistan) by a U.S. drone strike, just days after a Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) meeting (in Islamabad). The parentheses serve to underscore that this development that has transformed the Afghan reconciliation process predominantly affects its neighboring country: Pakistan. The QCG, comprised of officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China,

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Muhammad Faisal

India-U.S. Defense Cooperation: Causing Regional Instability?

in Carter India Visit, China, Defence, India, Pakistan, Security, US • 1 Response

  India and the United States sought to deepen their security and defense cooperation during U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s recent visit to India. Bilateral talks focused on logistics-sharing, collaboration on defense technology, and exchange of views on regional and international security issues. Pakistan closely followed Secretary Carter’s visit to India, with concerns over

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Kishwar Munir

Policy Recommendations: Overcoming Water Scarcity in Pakistan

in Pakistan, Policy, Water

  “Under the present situation, in the next six to seven years, Pakistan can be a water-starved country,” stated Pakistan’s Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, in February 2015.  Pakistan is hardly alone in its water struggles, as water scarcity has developed into an emerging global issue that affects more than one billion people. However,

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Kanchi Gupta

Modi’s Iran Visit: Wooing West Asia

in Economy, Foreign Policy, India, Iran, Trade • 1 Response

  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Iran later this week, little over a month after his visit to Saudi Arabia, indicates Indian urgency to expand relations with both countries individually. Iran was not on the Modi government’s list of high-level engagements until External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Tehran in April 2016. India’s

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