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India-Pakistan-China Trilateral Relations in a Changing Economic and Strategic Environment

The Chinese Ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui, during a visit to the northern Indian state of Punjab said, “Some companies are also ready to...

President Ghani’s Ethno-Nationalist Policies Stir Political Crisis in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has been suffering from protracted armed conflict for almost four decades now. Political instability, socioeconomic crises, and violent conflict have incurred a profound...

Imran Khan and the Direction of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy

All eyes are on how Imran Khan will fulfill the ambitious promises, which he and his party (Pakistan-Tehreek-i-Insaaf, PTI) had made for creating a...

Trump’s Presidency and the Dynamics of Indo-Iranian Relations

All eyes in recent days have been on India-Iran relations, especially in the aftermath of US warnings to India, to bring down oil imports from...

What Increased US pressure on New Delhi Means for India-Iran Relations

During her visit to India (June 27-29, 2018), US Envoy to UN, Nikki Haley spoke about the need for India to re-calibrate its relationship with...

India’s S-400 Defense Systems Negotiations: Devil in the Details

The Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently said the following about the status of India’s S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems negotiations with Russia:...

The United States Needs a Political Strategy to Win in Afghanistan

Since the establishment of the National Unity government (NUG) in Afghanistan, the security and political situation have precipitously declined across the country. Significant problems...

India and Japan’s Economic and Strategic Counter to Chinese Dominance in South Asia

Japan government’s lending arm JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) has provided assistance, for a number of important infrastructural projects in South Asia. One of the...

From JCPOA to SCO: India’s Move Through the Asian Geopolitical Chessboard

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit from June 9-10 went largely along expected lines. The Indian PM Narendra Modi, met the Chinese President, Xi...

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