Security and Defense

Deepening a Natural Partnership? Assessing the State of U.S.-India Counterterrorism Cooperation

Nearly a year after the Washington summit meeting between U.S. President and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, U.S.-India relations, and particularly bilateral security relations, are making ample progress. One critical area of the security partnership lies in counterterrorism cooperation. At this event, security analyst Amit Kumar will discuss recent developments in U.S.-India counterterrorism cooperation, highlight any potential obstacles for deeper cooperation, and consider the implications of this collaboration for Pakistan and South Asia more broadly.

Perceptions of the OSCE in Europe and the U.S.

The current level of tension between Russia and the West has led many experts to look to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe for solutions. In a new publication, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has asked experts from 14 member states, including Russia and the United States, to assess the perception of the OSCE in their countries. The panelists will discuss the conclusions of this report and the importance of continued cooperative security in the future.

Book Talk: China, Russia, and Twenty-First Century Global Geopolitics

The Chinese-Russian relationship has gained momentum since 2014, although there are still issues that limit the potential for cooperation. Authors Sharyl Cross and Paul Bolt will use their latest book, "China, Russia, and Twenty-First Century Global Politics" (Oxford University Press, 2018), to examine the military, economic, and ideological aspects of the contemporary Sino-Russian relationship and how this evolving strategic partnership affects the world order.

Another Grim Milestone for the War in Afghanistan

Recent days have marked another grim milestone for the war in Afghanistan.

Last week, the Taliban stormed the city of Farah, the capital of a province by the same name in western Afghanistan. For a brief period of time, the insurgents seized and held several government facilities before being pushed out by Afghan ground forces and U.S. air strikes.

This is devastating news, not just for an Afghan nation exhausted by nearly two decades of a brutal and bloody insurgency, but also for the U.S. war effort.