Johns Hopkins SAIS expert available to discuss U.S.-Pakistan relations, regional stability in South Asia

U.S. policy in Pakistan must take into account China’s growing influence in South Asia, argues Dr. Daniel S. Markey, Academic Director of the Global Policy Program and Senior Research Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
As tensions rise between Pakistan and the United States, Dr. Markey is available to discuss the implications for South Asia stability and China’s long-term involvement in the region.
He is available to comment on:

  • How are U.S. strategies toward South Asia – including Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India – evolving under the Trump administration?
  •  Will the Trump administration achieve greater success than its predecessors in Afghanistan?
  • Can the U.S. find a more effective way to manage relations with nuclear-armed Pakistan?
  • How do goals for South Asia differ between China and the United States?
  • How will China’s Belt and Road Initiative impact South Asia, especially relations between India and Pakistan?
  • Will the United States and India align their strategies as Pakistan draws closer to China?

Dr. Markey held the South Asia portfolio on the U.S. secretary of state’s policy planning staff at the U.S. Department of State from 2003 to 2007. He was Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) from 2007 to 2015. Dr. Markey has written two CFR Special Reports: Reorienting US Pakistan Strategy (2014) and Securing Pakistan’s Tribal Belt (2008). In 2010, he served as project director of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. strategy in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He is currently writing a book on the geopolitics of intensified Chinese involvement in South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. He earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies from The Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in politics from Princeton University.
Dr. Markey has offered commentary featured in The New York Times, The Associated Press, The Christian Science Monitor, Politico, Voice of America, Knowledge @ Wharton, and The Cipher Brief.
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Friday, January 5, 2018