What do the Maldives, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh have in common? They all fall under the auspices of the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, which administers US policy for the region that also includes Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Issues facing the area include US-India relations, earthquake and tsunami relief, the Global Coalition Against Terrorism, Afghan reconstruction, and India-Pakistan relations. The bureau coordinates with the US Agency for International Development to promote economic prosperity and regional stability. The Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs is part of the US State Department .