South Asia

President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani

An Unviable State: A Broken Afghan Edifice, Part 3

In this third article among a seven-part discussion on Afghanistan, Adnan Qaiser, with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, examines...
President Ashraf Ghani & Donald Trump

U.S.-Taliban Peace Deal: Beneficiaries and Spoilers, Part 2

In this second piece of the seven-part study on Afghanistan, Adnan Qaiser, with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, examines...
Minister visiting Coronavirus Quarantine center

India’s COVID-19 Crisis: Time for a National Unity Government?

With its reported COVID-19 cases crossing 17500, India is now bracing itself for hard times. Although India’s drastic measure of an extended nation-wide lockdown...
US Taliban Deal Signing Ceremony

Adieu Afghanistan, Au Revoir? A Distant and Difficult U.S. Goodbye, Part 1

In this first article among a seven-part discussion on Afghanistan, Adnan Qaiser, with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, examines...
An Indian soldier in Kashmir

The Simla Agreement: Is It Still Relevant Today?

Almost eight months after annexing Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian government issued “Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Order 2020,” leading to state-sponsored demographic change. The...
West Bengal Map

Bengal: The Pivot for Act East Policy

It has been more than half a decade since Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Act East Policy which marginally has proven to be...
Ashraf Ghani shakes hands with Abdullah Abdullah

It is Time for a Government of National Reconciliation in Afghanistan

Several weeks after the historic US-Taliban agreement in Doha, the situation in Afghanistan has changed dramatically with a prevailing political crisis that seems to...
Empty Brigade Road in Bengaluru

Social Distancing is for the Privileged: Is Planning Enough?

The government of Narendra Modi has finally announced an amount of $22 billion for the country’s poor to help combat the economic effects of...
Prime Minister Imran Khan

Coronavirus Economic Toll Mounts in Pakistan: Can It Reduce Dependence on China?

In the past few years, through the Belt and Road Initiative, Beijing has managed to increase its economic clout as well as its political...