Sarah Watson

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Sarah Watson is an Associate Fellow with the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at CSIS. She holds a JD from Yale Law School and a MA from Georgetown’s Security Studies Program.

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India’s Counterinsurgency Campaigns Are Missing the Warning Signs

Editor’s Note: Insurgencies have plagued India throughout its modern history, and several remain active today. Until recently, it seemed that the Indian government was making progress, however fitfully, in reducing the scope and scale of the violence. Sarah Watson of CSIS argues that today Modi's government is dropping the ball. After significant gains, India's counterinsurgency campaigns are stalling, and the government appears unable to either conciliate or coerce effectively.