Michael Kugelman is director of the Wilson Center’s South Asia Institute. He was previously Asia Program deputy director and senior associate for South Asia at the Wilson Center. He is also a weekly columnist for Foreign Policy and writes its South Asia Brief newsletter. Kugelman is a leading specialist on Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan and their relations with the United States. The editor/co-editor of 11 books, he has also written for The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, and other publications, covering topics ranging from US policy in Afghanistan and the geopolitics of South Asia to water, energy, and food security in the region.