South Asia

Nikki Haley and Prime Minister Modi

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...
Indian national flag and the Chinese national emblem

India-China FTA: What Lies in Store for India

Among the many predicted ill impacts that the protracted trade war between the U.S. and China will have on the global trade and supply,...

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:...
Afghan mother and baby

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...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and PM Narendra Modi

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...
President Xi Jinping and PM Modi

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...
S 400 Triumf Missile System

India-US-Russia and the S-400 Conundrum

Despite the Indian Defense Minister’s recent hint that the S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems for the Indian Air Force is in the final...
President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi

US-Pakistan Relations into a Downward Spiral: Implications for India

Recently, the US Defence Secretary Mike Pompeo reached out to Pakistan Army Chief, Qamar Javed Bajwa through a telephonic call. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauer...
PM Narendra Modi of India

Strategic Hedging Through Foreign Policy: Exploring India’s Options

India should end ambiguity in its foreign policy, especially one that sways between the pulls of its erstwhile non-aligned stance and the need for...