India May Hold the Keys to a Critical US Defense Base
Politics,South Asia
By Mark E. Rosen - 21 Mar 2019

India May Hold the Keys to a Critical US Defense Base

An International Court of Justice ruling has put the UK’s colonial claims to the Chagos in doubt. It is the US that has the most to lose, since it relies upon a long term lease from the UK to support its continued occupation of Diego Garcia, an important base in the Indian Ocean.
The Afghan Endgame in the Eyes of the US
Politics,South Asia

By Pervaiz Ali Mahesar - 18 Mar 2019

The Afghan Endgame in the Eyes of the US

The Sino-Indo-US Great Game in the Indian Ocean
Politics,China,South Asia

By Anita Inder Singh - 11 Mar 2019

The Sino-Indo-US Great Game in the Indian Ocean

First India-Central Asia Dialogue: Resetting Ties
Politics,Central Asia,South Asia

First India-Central Asia Dialogue: Resetting Ties

On January 12-13, 2019, India and the five Central Asian countries, Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, held their first ever ministerial dialogue in the beautiful and historic Uzbek city of Samarkand.
Paradigm Change in Nepal-India Relations
Politics,South Asia

Paradigm Change in Nepal-India Relations

On January 24, 2019, Nepal’s Department of Labor and Occupational Safety issued a directive, asking employers to provide the total number of Indian nationals working in their companies and ensure that the workers have a valid legal work permit to work in Nepal.
By Rishi Gupta - 04 Mar 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
AIIB Report Predicts India Joining the BRI After 2019 Elections
Economy,China,South Asia

AIIB Report Predicts India Joining the BRI After 2019 Elections

The inaugural Asian Infrastructure Finance report, released by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, made a very significant point: after the 2019 general election, India may change its attitude towards the Belt and Road Initiative, and may even consider joining it.
Necessity or Choice: Understanding Pakistan’s Middle East Entanglement
Politics,South Asia

Necessity or Choice: Understanding Pakistan’s Middle East Entanglement

Pakistan’s Middle East entanglement has been driven by its three-pronged necessities rather than choices. What are those three key ingredients from which Pakistan cannot simply disentangle itself?
Packs Americana and India’s Afghanistan Redux
Politics,South Asia

Packs Americana and India’s Afghanistan Redux

Amongst the many peace processes that Afghanistan has seen in the recent years, the one that has been making the maximum noise is led by the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad.
Could Regional Diplomacy Stabilize Afghanistan?
Politics,Security,South Asia

Could Regional Diplomacy Stabilize Afghanistan?

The US, China, India, Iran and Russia want stability in Afghanistan. But their roles in any peace parleys will be shaped by their own national or regional interests. What are their concerns? If they could agree on a strategy, could they open the door to a stable Afghanistan?
Maldives Mends Ties with India
Politics,South Asia

Maldives Mends Ties with India

Maldives is a mere 700 km away from India’s Lakshwadeep island chain. Located along major sea lanes in the Indian Ocean through which much of the world’s trade takes place, it has been traditionally considered to be part of India’s sphere of influence.
2018: A Year of Elections in South Asia
Politics,South Asia

2018: A Year of Elections in South Asia

Despite political deadlocks and the beginning of democratic development especially in Nepal and Bhutan, the year 2018 witnessed the successful completion of general elections in five South Asian countries.
By Rishi Gupta - 23 Jan 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
US-Pakistan Relations in the Shadow of Ongoing Afghan Peace Talks
Politics,Security,South Asia

US-Pakistan Relations in the Shadow of Ongoing Afghan Peace Talks

Pakistan’s influence on the Afghan Taliban is misunderstood by the US. While Pakistan retains a modicum of influence on the Taliban, it is not able to dictate terms to them. It can convince the Taliban to enter peace talks but what comes out of these talks is not in its hands.
By Abdul Basit - 22 Jan 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
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