4 May 2010


Dr Gareth Price

Senior Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme


This chapter, taken from the book America and a Changed World: A Question of Leadership, looks at America's relationships with Pakistan, India and Afghanistan and offers warnings and recommendations for future engagement.

This chapter argues that in South Asia the United States needs to keep its agenda open, engage inclusively and not become a tool in the hands of limited local interests. Such an approach would make it apparent to the politically astute people of South Asia that the United States has a longer-term commitment to building and reforming institutions, development and democracy.