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The Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs deals with U.S. foreign policy and U.S. relations with the countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

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U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 22): "I am really pleased to open our first U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, and we have elevated this commercial component of our dialogue for a simple reason: because in today's era, foreign policy is economic policy and economic policy is foreign policy." Full Text» More»

Developments in South and Central Asia

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Hoagland (June 2): "This is a region not just at a geographic crossroads, but also at the crossroads of global economic and strategic trends. In the year since Assistant Secretary Biswal spoke to you, we have seen some important developments throughout the region." Full Text»