U.S. leaders should focus on strengthening relationships with their counterparts in India and Pakistan to better prepare for managing another conflagration between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
Bruce Riedel is senior fellow and director of the Brookings Intelligence Project, part of Brookings’ new Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence. He has served as a senior advisor to the last four U.S. presidents on South Asia and the Middle East, working as a senior member of the National Security Council. Riedel also serves as a senior fellow in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy. His latest book is Avoiding Armageddon: America, India and Pakistan to the Brink and Back (2013).
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