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Modi’s Friend? Wait.

On October 15th, Donald Trump spoke at a campaign event organised by a group called the Republican Hindu Coalition. It was held in New Jersey, a state with one of the highest Indian-American populations in the United States.

“I am a big fan of India,” Trump declared. He promised that if he became president, the United States and India would be “best friends” and that “there won’t be any relationship more important to us”. He referred to India as a “natural ally” of the United States, and described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a “great man”.

U.S.-India Relations Under Trump: Island Of Continuity In An Ocean Of Change

As the world struggles to digest the stunning election victory of Donald Trump, there will be much hand-wringing in many capitals about how their relations with Washington could change in radical ways.

From Mexico and the Middle East to the NATO countries and America’s alliance partners in Asia, there will be very real concerns about future relationships with a leader whose foreign policy views suggest a strong desire to shake things up in the world in a very big way.

What does the World Expect of President-elect Trump: India and Pakistan

India expects:

  • That a full-fledged partnership with the United States would include technology transfers and arms sales.
  • India rigidly opposes outside efforts to ease tensions with Pakistan

Pakistan expects:

  • The United States to pursue areas of security cooperation based on genuine shared interests.

Q: What is the greatest challenge facing the next administration’s relationships with India and Pakistan?

The 2016 Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute

Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute

The Wilson Center's Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP), in partnership with Kyungnam University's Institute for Far Eastern Affairs (IFES), is pleased to announce the convening of the first Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute. The Institute is being organized in Paju, South Korea, from November 5-12, 2016.

America’s Russia Policy Has Failed

By any number of measures, Washington’s Russia policy has failed. While ostensibly suffering from diplomatic and economic isolation under a U.S.-led international sanctions regime, Moscow has succeeded in challenging a wide range of American interests, most notably in Ukraine, Syria, and cyberspace. Coming up with a new approach on Russia should therefore be a top priority for either President Hillary Clinton or President Donald Trump soon after Jan. 20, 2017.

Why the India-Pakistan War Over Water Is So Dangerous

Early on the morning of Sept. 29, according to India’s Defense Ministry and military, Indian forces staged a “surgical strike” in Pakistan-administered Kashmir that targeted seven terrorist camps and killed multiple militants.

India Strikes Pakistan: What We Know Now

Wilson Center regional expert Michael Kugelman provides analysis of the India’s “surgical strike” against Pakistan.

CANCELED: A “Natural Alliance” Takes Shape: A Conversation on U.S.-India Relations with Ambassador Richard Verma

Due to unforseen circumstances this event has been canceled.  We apologize for the inconvenience.