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American and Indian defense and foreign ministers wave to photographers at a press event in September 2018

Shifting alliances in South Asia

For decades, tensions have run high in South Asia, where the interests of China, India and Pakistan clash. Lately, Beijing and Islamabad have stepped up cooperation, while India and the United States have grown closer. The many unsettled conflicts in the region make the situation extremely volatile. For now, nuclear deterrence is stabilizing the situation – but as pressure builds, its efficacy could weaken.

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