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Trump-Khan Talks: A Paradigm Shift?

The Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan went all the way to meet Donald Trump, the president of the world’s most powerful country. While...

Where the Afghan Peace Process Is Going?

In Doha, Qatar, a meeting co-hosted by German and Qatari officials brought together diverse factions interested in achieving lasting Afghan peace. Sixteen Taliban and...

Two Topics Dominating Pompeo’s Visit to Afghanistan

On June 25, 2019 the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pomepo made an unannounced visit to Kabul. During his nearly eight hours in the Afghan...

Reflecting on the Intensifying Maritime Domain Awareness for India’s Blue Economy Aspirations

This is the century of the seas, with multiple sea-based trade conduits connecting the states, compounded with the constantly increasing significance of the maritime...

Why Pakistan Should Re-think on Its Visa Policy Toward Afghanistan

As the sun sets and darkness spreads, it’s time for hundreds of Afghans to go and lineup in front of Pakistani visa offices in...

A Battle for the Ethos of Afghanistan

Between May 28 and May 30 of 2019, a delegation of Afghan political leaders from the opposition met with the leadership of the Taliban in Moscow....

From Strategic Ambivalence to Hedging: How Should India Respond to BRI?

India-China relations are too complex to fit into the neat binaries of ‘friend’ and ‘foe’. Instead they constitute a mosaic of cooperation, coexistence, coordination,...

SCO as New Front for India in Anti-Terror Diplomacy

In Bishkek, erstwhile Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj speaking at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) expressed concern and solidarity with Asian countries facing the...

China and Pakistan: The New Special Relationship in Asia

China and Pakistan vowed to strengthen their bilateral ties during Vice President Wang Qishan of China’s three-day trip to Pakistan in the 26-28th of...

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