Does South Asia Have a Future?
The idea of South Asian regionalism was put on the agenda with the founding of the South Asian Association for Regional Integration (SSARC). After more than three decades, there is growing disappointment with the inability of the SAARC to meet its objectives. Endemic conflict and divergent security perspectives continue to limit the prospects for regionalism in South Asia. The discussion explored the possible regional futures and India’s policy choices in promoting regional integration in South Asia. The conversation was chaired by Amb. Shyam Saran and featured speakers Suhasini Haidar, Dr. Sanjay Kathuria, Dr. Atul Mishra and Dr. C. Raja Mohan.