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South Asia

With the projected increase in demand for UN peace operations worldwide, and the increasingly transnational nature of threats to human security — including climate change, terrorism, organized crime and armed conflict — there are opportunities for the UN and South Asia to develop stronger cooperation to address transnational security threats.

To that end, IPI's South Asia-related programming seeks to promote a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by the region, and better connect the UN community to regional research and policy networks through a series of policy research projects and by using IPI's convening capacity to advance informal dialogue among scholars, practitioners and diplomats.

Recent Highlights:
Kai Eide: Peace Can Only Be Made By Afghans
UN Counterterrorism Strategy in South Asia and the Role of Civil Society
Risk of Accidental Escalation in the South China Sea

Program Staff

Maureen Quinn
Director of Programs