South Asia

India-UK Free Trade: An Unfinished Business

UKs need for FTA and India’s Consistent bargain further delayed the deal, amid political turmoil in UK. Rishi Sunak, the first non-white child of immigrants,...

Odisha’s Thrust on Sports Tourism and Entrepreneurship

The state of Odisha in Eastern India is hosting the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup (Jan. 13-29, 2023). Odisha has achieved the remarkable feat...

Para Diplomacy in India: The Economic, Cultural and Political Angle

Over the past three decades, India’s state governments have become important stakeholders in India’s ties with the outside world .The important role of subnational...

China’s Proposed Super Hydropower Dam on Brahmaputra River is a Mega Concern for India

In November 2020, China's state-owned media shared plans to build a huge 60-gigawatt "super hydropower dam" on a section of the Brahmaputra River (Yarlung...

A Whole Lot Has Failed

Pakistan got independence in August 1947. We recently celebrated our 75th year of freedom. A few questions are worth pondering amid these celebrations; a)...

India’s G20 Presidency: The Important Domestic Component

India will be holding the G20 Presidency from Dec. 1, 2022 till Nov. 30, 2023. The theme of India’s G20 Presidency is “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”...

Chin-Kuki-Mizo: Fight is Against Militants, Not Against Community

From the ancient period to the present age, land is the matter of contention between individuals, tribes, and empires. After the treaty of Westphalia...

How US Can help Bangladesh to Repatriate the Rohingyas

The Rohingyas are the most persecuted minority group in the world. Such persecution has forced Rohingyas into Bangladesh for many years, with significant spikes...

Will There Be Another Turning Point for Afghanistan? The U.S. Can Help, and the Afghan Youth Must Be Ready

Just days before Aug. 15 last year, I came to the US with a cohort of diverse young Afghan students to study for our...

G20 Symbol and Political Debate in India

Prime Minister of India recently released the logo, theme, and website of the G20 Summit of 2023. New Delhi will be hosting the G20...

CPEC and Third Party Participation: Are Beijing and Islamabad on the Same Page?

During his recent two-day official visit to Turkey Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif proposed trilateral cooperation between Pakistan, China and Turkey under the umbrella...

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How the US Underestimates the Securitization Strategy of Subaltern

In its bid to universalize human rights principles, and...

Economy First, Geopolitics Second: A Case for Future US-Bangladesh Engagement

The past year has witnessed vigorous engagement between Bangladesh...

Settler Culture and Politics of Mass Shootings in the US

On Jan. 21, 2023, all hell broke loose in...

The Emerging Narco Bloc of West Asia

The manufacture and supply of the flagship drug Captagon...

Climate Action: The US Is Doing Its Part, Others Should Step up Too

The view that the US has been hypocritical in...