Can We Please Get Along? The Enduring Conflicts of South Asia
World Affairs Council invites you to a Luncheon on Enduring Conflicts of South Asia.
Pakistan’s army has locked the country in an enduring rivalry with India, with the primary aim of wresting away Kashmir. Today, both countries are nuclear-armed powers, in a constantly fluctuating state of confrontation.
By the late 2020’s, India will become the most populous country on earth. This year, it has already overtaken China in its economic growth rate, and is rapidly emerging as a major world power. India’s neighbor, Pakistan, is the second largest Muslim country by population. Pakistan’s troubled domestic politics as well as its tangled regional ties-not least with the Afghan Taliban-have been dominated by its military since independence. They have fought three wars since 1947, and Pakistan continues to use Islamist militant groups and other non-state actors to pursue its antagonistic policies toward India.
To discuss the current state of affairs in South Asia, we are privileged to host Dr. C. Christine Fair, Associate Professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University’s Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service. She has written extensively about the region and its politics, and previously served as a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation and as political officer with the U.N. Assistance Mission to Afghanistan in Kabul. She speaks and reads Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi, and obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago’s Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations.
She will draw on her book, Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army’s Way of War, to explain key drivers for Indo-Pak conflicts and their far-reaching implications for regional and international security.
When – June 8th, 2016
Time – 11:30 am – 12:00pm – Registration
12:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch & Presentation
Where – Spanish Trail Country Club
5050 Spanish Trail Ln.
Las Vegas, NV 89113
* Lunch is included in the price
** Please reply back if vegetarian meal is requested