Deadlock to Detente: Could India’s Strategic Competition with China Mean Peace with Pakistan?

Monday, May 4, 2015
5:30 – 6:45 PM

George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St. NW
Lindner Commons, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20052

Neil Padukone
Author, Beyond South Asia: India’s Strategic Evolution and the Reintegration of the Subcontinent

Awash with militancy, ground zero for climate change, and on the brink of nuclear war, the Indian subcontinent has long been known as “the world’s most dangerous place.” But after decades of deadlock in the subcontinent, India is moving beyond South Asia to access new markets and resources, and to strategically balance against China—and is economically reintegrating the region in the process.

Discussant: Stephen P. Cohen, Senior Fellow, The India Project, The Brookings Institution

Moderator: Deepa Ollapally, Research Professor of International Affairs and Associate Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies

Neil Padukone is the author of Beyond South Asia: India’s Strategic Evolution and the Reintegration of the Subcontinent (Bloomsbury, 2014), and an alumnus of George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. A former Geopolitics Fellow at the Takshashila Institution and Public Service Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, his work has been published in The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, the Journal of International Affairs, Newsweek’s Daily Beast, The National Interest, the World Affairs Journal, South Asian Survey, and the Economic and Political Weekly, among others. Neil is a former foreign affairs columnist at the Christian Science Monitor and South-Central Asia commentator for Russia Today TV news.

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This event is sponsored by the Sigur Center’s Rising Powers Initiative.