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The US and India: Deepening Ties, Resolving Issues


October 14, 2009 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Woman's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, DC

Tickets: members $12; non-members $16. Reservations deadline: Monday, October 12, 2009. RSVP at

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Ambassador Howard B. Schaffer's The Limits of Influence chronicles America's views on and involvement in the long-standing struggle waged between India and Pakistan over Kashmir since their independence in 1947. He brings the discussion up to the current day, concluding with recommendations on the role Washington might usefully play in resolving the long-simmering dispute, thus reducing the dangerous tensions between two nuclear-armed archrivals in a region of great importance. His book is a fascinating piece of diplomatic history as well as an instructive look at the present and future of the Kashmir dilemma and its impact on vital US concerns. Ambassador Teresita C. Schaffer's India and the United States in the 21st Century examines the astonishing new strategic partnership between the United States and India. Unlike other books on the subject, it brings together the two countries' success in forging bilateral relations and their relatively skimpy record of seeking common ground on global and regional issues. This book proposes a policy of inclusion and candor, with the United States taking the relationship global and regional by helping to move India into global councils of leadership.