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american interests in south asia

This edition contains a collection of commissioned papers that provide an intensive exploration of the interconnected national security challenges posed by the events in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. Chapters focus on the lessons from history and balance of power in the region, the current strategy in Afghanistan, the effect of American foreign assistance and private sector development, and the implications for the United States of India-Pakistan relations Together, these chapters seek to further collective understanding of the current issues facing the region and help policymakers find a way to cope with what has become one of America’s most pressing security problems.

Contributors include: Samina Ahmed, Nancy Birdsall, Robert D. Blackwill, James Dobbins, John Dowdy, Wren Elhai, Andrew Erdmann, Nathaniel Fick, Molly Kinder, Clare Lockhart, Anja Manuel, Michael O’Hanlon, and Meghan O’Sullivan

Published: September 20, 2011