India Contributing to a Bigger Share of the ASEAN Tourism Pie
Economy,South Asia,Southeast Asia
By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 12 Aug 2019

India Contributing to a Bigger Share of the ASEAN Tourism Pie

The first half of 2019 witnessed a decline in the number of Chinese tourists visiting ASEAN nations. Countries like Thailand can look to India to fill the gap. In 2018, 1.6 million Indians visited Thailand.
India-US Relations: Natural Partners, With Conditions Applied
Politics,Economy,South Asia

By Paras Ratna - 08 Aug 2019

India-US Relations: Natural Partners, With Conditions Applied

China and India See More Cooperation in IT
Economy,China,South Asia

By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 22 Jul 2019

China and India See More Cooperation in IT

Sri Lanka and Japan Gearing Towards a New Era of Relations
Politics,East Asia,South Asia

Sri Lanka and Japan Gearing Towards a New Era of Relations

The visit by a senior Japanese official to Colombo, Sir Lanka marks the gradual expansion of new security cooperation in the increasingly important Indian Ocean region. This engagement is expected to gain greater momentum this year.
The Peace Conundrum in Afghanistan
Politics,South Asia

The Peace Conundrum in Afghanistan

With the government sitting in Kabul having crossed its technical expiry date, an emboldened Taliban wanting to call the shots and the political opposition concerting for peace elsewhere, peace in itself has become a matter of conflict in this war-fatigued nation.
Pakistan’s Economic Woes: Opposition Parties Cashing In?
Politics,Economy,South Asia

Pakistan’s Economic Woes: Opposition Parties Cashing In?

Pakistan’s Economic Survey released in June 2019 strongly underscored the point that the country’s economy is in doldrums. Growth is estimated at 3.3 percent (GDP to fall below 4 percent for the first time), down from well over 5 percent last year.
India’s Iran Dilemma
Politics,Economy,South Asia

India’s Iran Dilemma

The importance of Iran for India cannot be overstated. India is Iran’s second largest crude importer, after China. Tensions over Iran’s nuclear and missile program this time around, and the re-imposition of sanctions by the US, have created another round of problems for India.
Implications of Islamic State’s Expansion in South Asia
Politics,Security,South Asia

Implications of Islamic State’s Expansion in South Asia

Following territorial losses in Syria, the Islamic State declared Wilayahs in India and Pakistan on May 10 and 15, 2019, respectively. In a recent statement, IS also threatened a fresh wave of attacks in India and Bangladesh.
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India-Pakistan Relations after Modi’s Re-election
Politics,South Asia

India-Pakistan Relations after Modi’s Re-election

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphatic election victory was not only a reaffirmation of his Hindu nationalist agenda but also an endorsement of his muscular foreign policy. India’s relationship with Pakistan was one of the defining issues of Modi’s campaign.
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The Iran-Pakistan-India Triangle
Politics,South Asia

The Iran-Pakistan-India Triangle

While India views the Chabahar Port project as a means of bypassing Pakistan, Iran has on more than one occasion spoken about making China and Pakistan part of the Chabahar project.
India-Pakistan Relations: Who Won the Diplomatic War?
Politics,South Asia

India-Pakistan Relations: Who Won the Diplomatic War?

Imran Khan unconditionally announced the release of an Indian pilot who was captured in Pakistani territory. The media was effusive with praise for Khan. The optics would suggest Pakistan won this round. Yet, analysts believed that India had the edge in this entire crisis.
Sri Lanka Bombings and the Spreading Arc of ISIS in India
Politics,South Asia

Sri Lanka Bombings and the Spreading Arc of ISIS in India

A series of blasts in the island country of Sri Lanka targeting three churches and two five-star hotels resulted in the death of 253 people. Given the magnitude of the attack, it could easily be categorized as one of the deadliest in South Asia.
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