First India-Central Asia Dialogue: Resetting Ties
Politics,Central Asia,South Asia
By Aditi Bhaduri - 06 Mar 2019

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

By Rishi Gupta - 04 Mar 2019

Paradigm Change in Nepal-India Relations

AIIB Report Predicts India Joining the BRI After 2019 Elections
Economy,China,South Asia

By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 28 Feb 2019

AIIB Report Predicts India Joining the BRI After 2019 Elections

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...
Implications of the US Drawdown from Afghanistan
Politics,Security,South Asia

Implications of the US Drawdown from Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump’s announcement of the pullout of 7,000 US troops from Afghanistan took both his allies and adversaries by surprise. It will change the calculus on the ground in Afghanistan with far-reaching consequences for regional peace and security.
By Abdul Basit - 16 Jan 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Afghanistan: Packing the Bags but Where to Go?
Politics,Security,South Asia

Afghanistan: Packing the Bags but Where to Go?

On my first trip to Afghanistan which I had, so far, researched from distance, both the urgency of negotiations and the deteriorating security situation were palpable. One’s stay in Kabul is enough for one to realize that peace and stability are still a far cry for this country.
Modi-Solih Pact: A Challenge to China in the Maldives
Politics,China,South Asia

Modi-Solih Pact: A Challenge to China in the Maldives

Maldives’ President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s visit to India marks a new line of engagement in strengthening the two countries’ bilateral relations, which had fallen under the shadow of a Chinese stronghold under former President Abdulla Yameen.
By Rishi Gupta - 10 Jan 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
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