Kulsoom Nawaz Wins Pakistan By-Election: Who’s Next in the Leadership
Politics,South Asia
By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 04 Oct 2017

Kulsoom Nawaz Wins Pakistan By-Election: Who’s Next in the Leadership

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom Nawaz won the NA-120 seat by-election, which was vacated after Sharif resigned from his Prime Minister position and Parliament in July 2017 after a Supreme Court ruling.
BRICS: A Coolant for China and India?
Politics,China,South Asia

By Amrita Jash - 28 Sep 2017

BRICS: A Coolant for China and India?

Bullet Train Project Underscores Warm India-Japan Ties
Economy,East Asia,South Asia

By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 26 Sep 2017

Bullet Train Project Underscores Warm India-Japan Ties

Modi’s Myanmar Visit: Did New Delhi Strike a Balancing Act?
Politics,South Asia,Southeast Asia

Modi’s Myanmar Visit: Did New Delhi Strike a Balancing Act?

All eyes were on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Myanmar from September 5-7, 2017. Firstly, it followed his visit to China, where he had gone to attend the BRICS Summit. Second, the visits to both China and Myanmar came soon after the end of the Doklam standoff.
India-Vietnam Bilateral Economic Ties: The Road Ahead
Economy,South Asia,Southeast Asia

India-Vietnam Bilateral Economic Ties: The Road Ahead

India’s upgrading of the Look East Policy to Act East Policy seem promising for India-Vietnam economic ties. With the progression of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, there will be more opportunity to tap the Vietnamese market.
By Rashmi Singh - 18 Sep 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Trump’s South Asia Policy May Lead to India’s Regional Isolation
Politics,South Asia

Trump’s South Asia Policy May Lead to India’s Regional Isolation

In Trump’s new South Asia policy, India has been asked to do more, while on the other hand, Pakistan has been rebuked for aiding and abetting terrorists by providing safe havens in its territory. Against this backdrop, it is anticipated that these will lead to India’s regional isolation.
By Bawa Singh - 14 Sep 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Trump’s New Afghan Policy: Too Early for India to Celebrate
Politics,South Asia

Trump’s New Afghan Policy: Too Early for India to Celebrate

Seeking more “economic assistance” from India in Afghanistan, Trump did appear to signal who the “good guy” is in the South Asian region. However, India was effectively brought into an unsavory quid pro quo equation.
India and the Middle East: Walking a Diplomatic Tightrope
Politics,South Asia

India and the Middle East: Walking a Diplomatic Tightrope

India has so far dexterously balanced its relations with the different power centers in the Middle East. The countries of the GCC, led by the UAE and Saudi Arabia, together host around seven million Indian expatriate workers who remit back hefty foreign exchange.
Nawaz Sharif’s Exit and the Pakistan-China-India Triangle: Why Islamabad Needs a Serious Re-Think
Politics,China,South Asia

Nawaz Sharif’s Exit and the Pakistan-China-India Triangle: Why Islamabad Needs a Serious Re-Think

All eyes in the next few months will be on how former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will play his cards vis-à-vis the Pakistan army. If one were to look beyond the domestic ramifications, the first point which needs to be closely examined is how China has reacted to the instability.
Will Trump’s New Afghan Policy Deliver?
Security,South Asia

Will Trump’s New Afghan Policy Deliver?

US President Donald Trump unveiled his Afghan policy on August 21, 2017, announcing to ramp up the war effort in Afghanistan. The policy seems to be a compromise between Trump (who wanted complete withdrawal) and his generals (who wanted to ramp up the war effort).
By Abdul Basit - 25 Aug 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
India-ASEAN at 25: What’s Next?
South Asia,Southeast Asia

India-ASEAN at 25: What’s Next?

The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the dialogue partnership between India and ASEAN. India’s Act East Policy is to cultivate strategic and economic relations with the countries of Southeast Asia in order to strengthen India’s posture as a regional power.
By Sovinda Po - 16 Aug 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Crisis Governance in Afghanistan and Need for Devolution
Politics,Central Asia,South Asia

Crisis Governance in Afghanistan and Need for Devolution

The stilted evolution of democracy in Afghanistan has been further affected by the existence and proliferation of competing centers of power outside the scope of the constitution. Parallel structures of governance have impacted the overall democratic structure adversely.
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