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Senior Conference 55—The Emerging Environment in the Indo-Pacific Region: Drivers, Directions, and Decisions

Editors: Dr Terry Babcock-Lumish, COL Tania Chacho, MAJ Tom Fox, MAJ Zachary Griffiths As the Indo-Pacific region enters a period of uncertainty, this monograph details the proceedings of West Point’s 2019 Senior Conference 55. Scholars and practitioners convened to discuss and debate strategic changes, and experts shared thoughts during keynote addresses and panels on economics, …

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An Unnatural Partnership? The Future of U.S.-India Strategic Cooperation

Author: Dr Samit Ganguly, Dr M Chris Mason As global competition with an increasingly assertive Chinese Government expands, the strategic relationship between India and the United States is assuming ever-greater importance. From a superficial perspective, a strategic partnership seems to make a great deal of sense for both countries. Yet, enormous political, cultural, and structural …

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Promoting U.S.-Indian Defense Cooperation: Opportunities and Obstacles

Author: Dr Richard Weitz The U.S.-Indian security relationship has markedly improved since the Cold War with increased cooperation in a range of areas. The two countries have established stronger military, economic, and political ties based on mutual interests in combating terrorism, promoting democracy, preventing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation, and addressing China’s rise. Their …

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India’s Evolving Nuclear Force and Implications for U.S. Strategy in the Asia-Pacific

Author: Mr Yogesh Joshi, Dr Frank O’Donnell, Dr Harsh V Pant Since India declared itself a nuclear weapon state in May 1998, its nuclear capabilities have grown significantly. India is now on the verge of acquiring a triad of nuclear delivery systems. Its increasing nuclear profile has also stirred a debate on its stated nuclear …

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Unlocking India’s Strategic Potential in Central Asia

Author: Mr Roman Muzalevsky India’s impressive economic growth over the last two and a half decades has brought India’s role and interests to the forefront of global politics and statecraft. Importantly, it has put India into a comparative perspective with China, another aspiring Asian great power poised to stiffen competition for resources and influence worldwide. …

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India in Africa: Implications of an Emerging Power for AFRICOM and U.S. Strategy

Author: Dr J Peter Pham This monograph examines India’s rapidly expanding network of influence in Africa. The author analyzes the country’s burgeoning public and private investments in the region as well as its policies vis-à-vis African regional organizations and individual states, especially in the security sector. After reviewing the historic role that India has played …

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Jihadi Groups, Nuclear Pakistan, and the New Great Game

Author: Dr M Ehsan Ahrari For the United States and other nations concerned with security in South and Central Asia, one of the most ominous trends has been the growing influence of Jihadist groups in Pakistan which feel obligated to wage holy war against everything that they perceive as non-Islamic. Their objective would be a …

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India’s Security Environment: Towards the Year 2000

Author: Dr Raju G C Thomas In January 1996, the U.S. War College’s Strategic Studies Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted a conference on “Asian Security to the Year 2000.” In his presentation to the conference, Dr. Raju Thomas examined India’s defense perspectives and prospects. From the standpoint of national security, …

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Nuclear Pakistan and Nuclear India: Stable Deterrent or Proliferation Challenge?

Author: Dr George H Quester Nuclear proliferation, a security issue which has transcended the cold war, has been, and is, particularly troublesome in South Asia. There, India and Pakistan, neighbors with unresolved disputes since they were granted independence at the end of World War II, are believed to have nuclear weapons (although the leaders of …

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