South Asia

China’s Strategic Canal in Cambodia May Cause Regional Destabilization

A Chinese-backed canal project aims to connect the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on the Mekong river with the sea by 2028, removing the need...

Treading Carefully: India’s Diplomatic Tightrope in the Neighbourhood

India’s foreign policy often recedes amidst the fervour of general elections, yet glimpses of it emerge in the carefully crafted manifestos of political parties....

Indian Seafarers in Search of Enhanced Security and Rights Protection

The maritime industry, vital for global trade, heavily relies on seafarers who face significant challenges and vulnerabilities in their line of duty. India, contributing...

Empowering Women: Fostering Collective Action in Nepalese Cooperatives

Collective action has been a fundamental aspect of human society for centuries. However, it has emerged as a prevalent mode of achieving common goals,...

The Katchatheevu Dilemma: Looking Beyond the Electoral Lens

The revival of the Katchatheevu island issue, a once-resolved maritime issue between India and Sri Lanka, has brought a new twist to India’s electoral...

Is India’s Citizenship Amendment Act an Incitement to Anti-Indian Sentiment in South Asia?

The Indian Parliament, amending the Citizenship Act of 1955, had ratified the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on December 11, 2019.  The amendment facilitated the...

Silicon Soldiers: The New Frontier of Modern Warfare with AI

In the evolving landscape of warfare, it's important to understand the changes as we move from old-fashioned to more modern methods. Traditional military ideas...

Bangladesh-China Relations in 2023: Issues and Directions

In 2023, there have been significant transformations in the global political, economic, and security landscape. The world is gradually emerging from the aftermath of...

India’s Quest for Building a Formidable Military-Industrial Complex

Rajnath Singh, the Defence Minister of India and the chief guest at the inaugural session of Firstpost Defence Summit held in New Delhi in...

Iran-Pakistan Airstrikes & Implications on Bilateral Relations

The clashes shared between Pakistan and Iran in January put the world on high alert. All together, almost a dozen people were killed —...

Reciprocal Alliances: Unpacking the Mutual Dependence of India and Maldives

Diplomatic ties between India and the Maldives appear to have encountered a period of strain. The once robust relationship between the two nations seems...

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How and Why Sudan Represents the Second Front in the Russo-Ukrainian War

Sudan is an African country with a rich history...

What is the Relevance of Networked Deterrence in the Indo-Pacific?

Deterrence has been at the center of the world’s...

Why Tajikistan’s Water Matters

Tajikistan is a very rich country in terms of...