The Fate of TTP after the Killing of Mullah Fazlullah
Politics,Security,South Asia
By Abdul Basit - 29 Jun 2018

The Fate of TTP after the Killing of Mullah Fazlullah

The killing of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Mullah Fazlullah in a US drone strike in Afghanistan is a major blow to the terror group. Fazlullah’s killing will further undermine TTP’s organizational coherence, possibly paving way for more defections.
Technology Transfer and the US-China Trade War
Politics,Economy,China

By Tai Wei Lim - 28 Jun 2018

Technology Transfer and the US-China Trade War

Afghanistan: A Theater for Managing India-China Rivalry
Politics,China,South Asia

By Chayanika Saxena - 27 Jun 2018

Afghanistan: A Theater for Managing India-China Rivalry

Nepalese Prime Minister’s Visit to China: Should India Worry?
Politics,Economy,South Asia

Nepalese Prime Minister’s Visit to China: Should India Worry?

Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli concluded his six-day official visit to China on June 24, 2018. A total of eight MoUs were signed in the areas of hydropower generation, manufacturing, river training and agriculture.
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India’s Growing Footprint in the Middle East
Politics,South Asia

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

Unity at the SCO whilst the G7 Sees Fallout

As the G7 meeting was held close to the SCO gathering, observers did not fail to notice the contrasts between the two. They noted that there appeared to be strong unity within the SCO, while the G7 ended in a disagreement between the leaders of Canada and the US.
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How China is Reshaping the International Order
Politics,Economy,China

How China is Reshaping the International Order

China is reshaping international economic governance and increasing its strategic influence. If Trump’s US alienates its friends and allies, China may continue to enhance its regional and world influence. But that will remain much less than that of the US for a long time to come.
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.
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