Long-term stability in South Asia is critical to American national security. In the last 20 years, successive U.S. administrations have diplomatically intervened to keep tensions between the nuclear-armed nations of India and Pakistan from escalating into full-scale war. Moving forward, the health of the relationship between New Delhi and Islamabad will determine whether the region has a future of general stability and peace or chronic conflict.
In light of this, Hudson Institute hosted a discussion between Senior Fellow and former Ambassador of Pakistan to the U.S. Husain Haqqani and Bruce Riedel, a Brookings Institution scholar and author of Avoiding Armageddon: America, India, and Pakistan to the Brink and Back. Drawing on his hands-on experience in advising four U.S. presidents on South Asian affairs, Mr. Riedel’s latest book reviews the history of American diplomacy in South Asia, the crises that have flared in recent years, and the prospects for conflict and regional cooperation ahead.
Thank you for joining us at this insightful and much-needed conversation with two distinguished experts on one of the most volatile regions of the world.