The Long Road to Peace in Afghanistan
Politics,South Asia
By Abdul Basit - 19 Jul 2018

The Long Road to Peace in Afghanistan

A three-day Eid Ceasefire Agreement in June 2018 allowed the Afghan National Security Forces and the Afghan Taliban to pray and celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr together. The Eid-truce has revived modest hopes of jumpstarting the on-off peace process.
Haley’s Visit and Possible US Sanctions on Indian Imports of Iranian Oil
Politics,Economy,South Asia

By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 11 Jul 2018

Haley’s Visit and Possible US Sanctions on Indian Imports of Iranian Oil

Nepal Asking UNDPA to Leave: A Case of Assertive Diplomacy?
Politics,South Asia

By Rishi Gupta - 02 Jul 2018

Nepal Asking UNDPA to Leave: A Case of Assertive Diplomacy?

The Fate of TTP after the Killing of Mullah Fazlullah
Politics,Security,South Asia

The Fate of TTP after the Killing of Mullah Fazlullah

The killing of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Mullah Fazlullah in a US drone strike in Afghanistan is a major blow to the terror group. Fazlullah’s killing will further undermine TTP’s organizational coherence, possibly paving way for more defections.
By Abdul Basit - 29 Jun 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Afghanistan: A Theater for Managing India-China Rivalry
Politics,China,South Asia

Afghanistan: A Theater for Managing India-China Rivalry

Afghanistan is one country where both India and China are investing their resources and reputations. However, unlike other countries and matters on which they compete and diverge, Afghanistan is being imagined as a possible theater of cooperation between the two.
Nepalese Prime Minister’s Visit to China: Should India Worry?
Politics,Economy,South Asia

Nepalese Prime Minister’s Visit to China: Should India Worry?

Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli concluded his six-day official visit to China on June 24, 2018. A total of eight MoUs were signed in the areas of hydropower generation, manufacturing, river training and agriculture.
By Rishi Gupta - 26 Jun 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
India’s Growing Footprint in the Middle East
Politics,South Asia

India’s Growing Footprint in the Middle East

On March 22, 2018, Air India made a historical flight from Delhi to Tel Aviv, flying straight over Saudi Arabian airspace. Besides hinting at the covert warming of ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia, the flights testify to India’s growing diplomatic clout in the Middle East.
Will US’ Iran Policy Boost Cooperation between India, Russia and China?
Politics,China,South Asia

Will US’ Iran Policy Boost Cooperation between India, Russia and China?

Iran shares a close economic relationship with China. Trade between both countries was estimated at USD 37 billion for the year 2017. India too has high stakes in Iran. Apart from investing in Chabahar Port, it has significantly increased its oil imports from Iran.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Three Years On
Economy,South Asia

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Three Years On

The early-harvest CPEC projects which have begun operation include several power plants, including the Neelum–Jhelum Hydropower Plant, whose first of four turbines commenced operations in April 2018.
Bangladesh’s Space Age: A Strategic Shift?
Politics,Economy,South Asia

Bangladesh’s Space Age: A Strategic Shift?

Bangladesh’s space age has begun with the successful launch of the Bangabandhu-1 satellite into orbit on May 11, 2018, making it one of the 57 nations having its own satellite. The future space-based Bangladesh may face mixed experiences.
Pakistan’s Reluctant Relationship with Russia
Politics,South Asia

Pakistan’s Reluctant Relationship with Russia

A major shift in Pakistan’s foreign policy from the US to Russia is underway. The US’ often repeated demands for Pakistan to “do more” have pushed their relations almost to the brink.
BIMSTEC and People-to-People Connectivity
Economy,South Asia

BIMSTEC and People-to-People Connectivity

In the context of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, there are a few approaches that can be adopted to rejuvenate the sense of a common identity within the sub-region.
By Sampa Kundu - 24 May 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
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