South Asia

Discussion Group Chair: Alex Johnson

The South Asia Discussion Group focuses on political, economic and military trends in the in the countries of the region, (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, the Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka) as well as American policies and interests in South Asia.

Sample Topics:

  • The rise of India and its relations with its neighbors
  • U.S. Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency Policy in Pakistan
  • Progress in the War in Afghanistan
  • Prospects for South Asian Regional Cooperation

Membership Criteria:

  • General interest and experience in South Asia politics, economics, defense/security issues;
  • Work in a foreign policy-related post concerned with South Asia, or graduate student with a South Asia-related focus;
  • Commitment of making one DG meeting per month, ours are often held the last Thursday or Friday at noon in the Dupont area