Non-resident Fellow for Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution
Teresita C. Schaffer is a Non-resident Fellow for Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, Washington D.C. Ambassador Schaffer was a U.S. diplomat for thirty years serving in India, Pakistan, and as Ambassador to Sri Lanka. She also serves as a senior adviser to McLarty Associates, a Washington-based international strategic advisory firm.
The important parallels between Indian and US national interests will keep pushing the two countries forward, although it will occasionally be a rocky ride. Two recommendations could help the two countries come closer to the potential for this important relationship.