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.
Unity at the SCO whilst the G7 Sees Fallout
Politics,Economy,China

By Tai Wei Lim - 21 Jun 2018

Unity at the SCO whilst the G7 Sees Fallout

How China is Reshaping the International Order
Politics,Economy,China

By Anita Inder Singh - 20 Jun 2018

How China is Reshaping the International Order

China-Japan Relations: Warm in Politics and Cold in Economics
Politics,Economy,East Asia

China-Japan Relations: Warm in Politics and Cold in Economics

Japan’s investment in China and bilateral trade have suffered setbacks in recent years. Unlike the slowing down of economic relations, the new geopolitical situation has encouraged the leaders from the two countries to seek more intimate diplomatic ties.
Will US’ Iran Policy Boost Cooperation between India, Russia and China?
Politics,China,South Asia

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

Iran shares a close economic relationship with China. Trade between both countries was estimated at USD 37 billion for the year 2017. India too has high stakes in Iran. Apart from investing in Chabahar Port, it has significantly increased its oil imports from Iran.
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.
Domestic Workers’ Woes Spark Tension between Philippines and Kuwait
Politics,Society,Southeast Asia

Domestic Workers’ Woes Spark Tension between Philippines and Kuwait

As the rising number of reported cases of abuse suffered by Filipino domestic workers in Kuwait reveals, these maids are vulnerable to all forms of maltreatment, including physical, sexual or verbal abuse, non-payment of salaries, and long working hours with no rest days.
Taiwan Suffers Further Diplomatic Isolation
Politics,East Asia

Taiwan Suffers Further Diplomatic Isolation

On May 24, 2018, the African country of Burkina Faso announced that it was breaking diplomatic relations with Taiwan. It was the second such setback for Taipei in one month. The Dominican Republic made the same move just over three weeks earlier.
Growing Public Dissatisfaction with Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen
Politics,East Asia

Growing Public Dissatisfaction with Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen

On May 20, 2018, Tsai Ing-wen celebrated her two-year anniversary as President of Taiwan. Polls by political organizations and media agencies found greater public dissatisfaction with Tsai since she took office in 2016.
By Xiaolin Duan - 28 May 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The Evolving Dynamics of Religious Extremism in Xinjiang
Politics,Society,China

The Evolving Dynamics of Religious Extremism in Xinjiang

China has often been condemned for being repressive in Xinjiang. If we look beyond the political rhetoric and propaganda, we can see that the rise of modern religious extremism in Xinjiang was an inevitable outcome of Chinese history.
By Yu Fu - 25 May 2018 | 1 comments Read more...
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.
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