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

By Chayanika Saxena - 05 Jul 2019

The Peace Conundrum in Afghanistan

Pakistan’s Economic Woes: Opposition Parties Cashing In?
Politics,Economy,South Asia

By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 03 Jul 2019

Pakistan’s Economic Woes: Opposition Parties Cashing In?

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.
By Abdul Basit - 19 Jun 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
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.
By Abdul Basit - 11 Jun 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
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.
A Nobel Peace Prize for India’s Election Commission?
Politics,Society,South Asia

A Nobel Peace Prize for India’s Election Commission?

India’s Election Commission has carried out the largest democratic elections in the world by relatively free and fair means. It may be a good time for the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award the upcoming Peace Prize to India’s Election Commission.
Islamic State: From Territorial to Spiritual Caliphate
Politics,Security,South Asia

Islamic State: From Territorial to Spiritual Caliphate

Following recent battlefield losses, IS has compressed its various wilayats (provinces) in Iraq and Syria into two and moved away from the proto-state model of the Caliphate. In other words, IS has pivoted from a territorial to a spiritual Caliphate.
By Abdul Basit - 13 May 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Bhandari’s Visit Signals Deeper Nepal-China Engagement
Politics,Economy,South Asia

Bhandari’s Visit Signals Deeper Nepal-China Engagement

Nepal’s President Bidhya Devi Bhandari was on a nine-day state visit to China which concluded on April 30, 2019. Invited by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Bhandari also attended and addressed the Second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.
By Rishi Gupta - 09 May 2019 | 1 comments Read more...
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