Why “South Asia Hand”?

India is on the move, with dramatic economic progress, social change, and a new partnership with the United States. Pakistan is under pressure, facing both opportunities and dangers resulting from its critical role in Afghanistan as well as its long-standing rivalry with India. South Asia is more important to the United States than ever before.

Howard and Teresita Schaffer have spent most of their careers following this region. Between them, they spent over 60 years as diplomats in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. South Asia Hand offers you their analysis, and their enthusiasm for the region and its people.