India’s Growing Footprint in the Middle East
Politics,South Asia
By Aditi Bhaduri - 22 Jun 2018

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

By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 12 Jun 2018

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

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Three Years On
Economy,South Asia

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 11 Jun 2018

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Three Years On

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.
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Between the Barbs: Afghanistan in the US-Iran Tussle
Politics,South Asia

Between the Barbs: Afghanistan in the US-Iran Tussle

Caught in a quarrel that has nothing to do with it per se, Afghanistan has been a theatre where Iran and the US have exhibited their mutual suspicions towards each other.
China-India Border Dispute: Stabilizing Military Relations is Key to Peace
China,South Asia

China-India Border Dispute: Stabilizing Military Relations is Key to Peace

The unresolved boundary question has evolved to become the characteristic feature of India-China relations. Having been peaceful and stable for over six decades since the 1962 War, it was the 2017 Doklam stand-off that brought back the boundary dilemma to the fore.
By Amrita Jash - 16 May 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The Pakistan Puzzle: How Will Trump Deal with It?
Politics,Security,South Asia

The Pakistan Puzzle: How Will Trump Deal with It?

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi recently met with US Vice President Mike Pence. One of the challenges which the US is facing is that despite taking tough measures on Pakistan lately, there has been no visible change in Islamabad’s approach towards terror groups.
Civic Activism Gains Momentum in Afghanistan
Politics,Society,South Asia

Civic Activism Gains Momentum in Afghanistan

The people of Afghanistan have made use of democratic practices, such as popular sit-ins, social media activism, and even satire, as ways to make themselves heard even if their faith in the government and the administration continues to diminish by the day.
How India Should Deal with Developments within SAARC
Politics,South Asia

How India Should Deal with Developments within SAARC

What India should be closely observing is not just China’s steady clout in the region, but also Pakistan’s ties with other countries in India’s immediate neighborhood and attempts by Islamabad to revive the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation process.
TAPI has Potential but Challenges Remain
Politics,Economy,South Asia

TAPI has Potential but Challenges Remain

On February 23, 2018, the representatives of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the TAPI gas pipeline, which is intended to transfer 33 billion cubic feet of natural gas from Turkmenistan to the three countries.
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