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South Asia Security Monitor - No. 343
Bulletins - May 7, 2014

Coalition forces kill 60 from Haqqani network near PAK border;
Sixth round of Sino-Indian border talks;
2013: 1,500 killed in terrorist violence in PAK;
India tests sea-based missile defense system;
PAK gets new F-16s from Jordan


South Asia Security Monitor - No. 342
Bulletins - April 29, 2014

New troop minimum for US forces in Afghanistan;
Former Taliban minister freed in effort to spur Afghan talks;
PAK conducts successful HATF III test-fire
US-PAK naval contract meets friction in Congress

South Asia Security Monitor - No. 341
Bulletins - April 21, 2014

Boehner in Afghanistan to review elections;
UN denounces Nepal's alleged amnesty law;
Afghan protective guard dissolved;
India-China sixth strategic dialogue bodes "broad concensus";
Rising China prompts spike in Indian defense budget;
Indian elites stand firm on no-first-use nuclear policy



Why The U.S.-India Relationship Is Far From 'Oversold'
Articles - April 14, 2014

With national elections in India taking place this month, the health of the U.S.-India relationship is under the spotlight, and the early prognosis is relatively grim. The sudden resignation of the U.S. Ambassador to India and a rocky start to relations with favored prime minister candidate Narendra Modi are symbolic of a broader malaise that has afflicted Indo-U.S. relations since 2008.

Andaman And Nicobar Islands: India’s Strategic Outpost
Articles - March 18, 2014

Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 has acquainted the world with a long-forgotten corner of the Indian Ocean: the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (ANI). Known to few outside India, the island chain constitutes a valuable geopolitical asset for that country and is positioned to play a pivotal role in any maritime competition between India and China in the 21st century. In December 2012, I traveled to the ANI to conduct research for my new book, Cold Peace: China-India Rivalry in the 21st Century. Here’s what I found.

South Asia Security Monitor - No. 340
Bulletins - March 7, 2014

Indian navy to commission new vessel;
New ANSF death estimates surpass 13,000;
Afghan protective guard dissolved;
Indian election dates confirmed;
Taliban violence corrodes hopes for peace in PAK

South Asia Security Monitor - No. 339
Bulletins - February 25, 2014

UN probes Myanmar's sectarian violence;
IAF unprepared for two-front defense;
Australia, India approach uranium export deal;
Taliban killings suspend Pakistan talks

South Asia Security Monitor - No. 338
Bulletins - February 19, 2014

U.S. freezes Haqqani assets;
Launch dates set for INS Arihant, AGNI-5;
Taliban 15 demands for peace talks;
Pakistan invests in JF-17

South Asia Security Monitor - No. 337
Bulletins - February 11, 2014

Pakistan starts peace talks;
India's naval woes continue;
Maldives, India in security talks

India and China: The End of Cold Peace?
Articles - February 10, 2014

In recent years China’s attempts to alter the status quo in its territorial disputes with Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam have seized global headlines. The games of brinksmanship being played by Chinese naval forces in the Western Pacific have put the region on edge, propelling Asia into becoming “the most militarized region in the world.” Yet while the world’s attention has been focused on the maritime arena, it is China’s neighbor to the south, India, that has quietly become the world’s largest importer of arms.