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Despite regional rivalries and political instability, South Asia has considerable momentum and great promise for becoming a hub of growth and prosperity. Indeed, a prosperous and secure South Asia is vital to the future of Asia as a whole. ASPI has conducted several projects to assess the region’s challenges and to develop recommendations on policies to help South Asia’s countries pave a path toward stability and development.

Projects

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In this ASPI paper, Marshall Bouton argues that the Trump administration should move rapidly to secure closer cooperation with India.
This ASPI initiative aims to accelerate India’s entry into the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.
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This report offers new ideas on how to integrate competing U.S. interests in South Asia, encourage stronger interagency collaboration across the East Asia-South Asia divide, and expand expertise on South Asia in the U.S. government.
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Report: Improving Pakistan's police force
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Asia Society’s Pakistan 2020 Study Group provides recommendations to address Pakistan's political, social, and economic challenges over the coming decade.
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An Asia Society task force recommends a practical strategy for how G-20 states can do more to foster economic growth and counter economic nationalism, based on the ideas of experts across Asia.
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Asia Society and the International Rice Research Institute jointly developed a plan of action to address food insecurity and poverty in Asia, based on input from policy and scientific authorities.
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An Asia Society task force outlines a comprehensive reformulation of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan to achieve lasting stability in the region.
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An Asia Society leadership group’s report recommends a ten-point policy agenda for preventing a water crisis in Asia, which could have a profound impact on security throughout the region.

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