- JournalBy Michael J. Green, Andrew ShearerMar 19, 2012
In the past few years, the Indian Ocean has emerged as a major center of geostrategic interest. The Pentagon’s 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) set the tone by calling for a more “integrated approach to the region across military and civilian organizations” and asking the rest of the U.S. government for an assessment of “U.S.
- JournalBy Zalmay KhalilzadMar 19, 2012
A better way to conceptualize the Pakistani challenge is to recognize that Pakistan fits into a category of states that are both things at once: ally and adversary. The national interests of these states, as defined by key elites and policymakers, are consistent with some U.S. goals but opposed to others.
- ReportMar 19, 2012
The US, its allies and Afghanistan face a war-losing crisis over the growing tensions between them. These tensions exist at many levels and on both sides.
- ReportBy S.R. MehboobMar 12, 2012
Southern Punjab is a loosely defined region in Punjab Province that includes Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, and the Bahawalpur Civil Divisions. Compared to other parts of the province, Southern Punjab has underdeveloped communication networks, poor infrastructure, weak social services institutions, inadequate agricultural inputs, and large gaps in municipal services.
- NewsletterBy Le Dinh TinhMar 6, 2012
The Vietnam "story" has changed over time. First, it was a war story; then Vietnam became "a country" in the run-up to the normalization of US-Vietnam relations in 1995. Now the country is moving forward with a new narrative, a strategy of active and proactive international integration.
- NewsletterFeb 27, 2012
This edition of U.S.-India Insight focuses on women in the Indian economy, particularly the issue of women in the workplace. Although the Indian economy has been an impressive engine for growth in recent years, a large percentage of its potential work force remains sidelined.
- NewsletterBy Justin GoldmanFeb 17, 2012
Amid the flurry of diplomatic activity in November 2011, President Barack Obama announced that US Marines would begin rotations to Darwin in 2012 starting with some 250 personnel at the Australian Army's Robertson Barracks and growing to a target of 2,500 Marines in the years ahead.
- CommentaryFeb 2, 2012
Secretary’s Panetta’s comment about ending the US combat role in Afghanistan in 2013, and focusing on building up Afghan forces, have triggered a predictable firestorm of criticism, guesswork, and speculation.
- Critical QuestionsBy Persis Khambatta, and Ketan ThakkarFeb 2, 2012
While the United States is in the throes of an election year, with state primaries and debates taking place nearly weekly, India too is in the midst of an important round of state elections. The first elections began on January 28, and they will continue through the end of the year. The final results for the first five elections will be announced on March 6.
- NewsletterBy David J. KarlJan 31, 2012
There is a conundrum at the heart of the Obama administration's "pivot" toward Asia, at least as it relates to India.