South Asia

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...

Bangladesh Should Persist in Implementing the Teesta Project Amidst Geopolitical Concerns

Transboundary water disputes are nothing new in world politics. For hundreds of years, they have been recurring between or among the states all across...

Strengthening EU-Bangladesh Relations Through EU-Bangladesh First Political Dialogue

Since the earliest interactions between European institutions and the newly independent nation in 1973, relations between the EU and Bangladesh have been improving for...

China and Pakistan: The New Special Relationship in Asia

China and Pakistan vowed to strengthen their bilateral ties during Vice President Wang Qishan of China’s three-day trip to Pakistan in the 26-28th of...

Modi’s Reelection: Challenges Ahead for the New Government

For a second consecutive term in office in India, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has registered a landslide victory, pushing the opposition, Indian National...

Forgotten Voices: The Critical Role of the Afghan Diaspora in the Pursuit of Peace in Afghanistan

On April 23rd, 2019, the Charge d'Affairs of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Karen Decker, hosted more than 120 Afghan youth leaders at the 'Youth...

Continuity and Renewed Push in Modi’s Foreign Policy

The swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be held on 30 May. The start of the second term already has indications of...

Indian Elections And Its Regional Implications

Lok Sabha elections, to elect a new government in India, are going on from April 9 with the electors hopeful of a ‘change’. With...

Analysis: The Great Powers in a Geopolitical Asymmetry with the Taliban

The April 25, 2019, trilateral meeting between the Great Powers, namely, the US, Russia and China underscored an important understanding about the present status...

Whither Indian Military Interventions?

India has long aspired to be a regional hegemon in South Asia. While poor trade ties with its South Asian neighbors hampers this ambition,...

The Flowers of War: Addressing the Issue of Afghan Child Soldiers

An Al Jazeera documentary shows that Islamic State of Khorasan (ISK), the ISIS branch active in Afghanistan and Pakistan, trains children above three years...

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

During his recent two-day official visit to Turkey Pakistan...

Why Is Myanmar on the Blacklist of FATF?

An international watchdog has added Myanmar to its blacklist...

Bangladesh Should Persist in Implementing the Teesta Project Amidst Geopolitical Concerns

Transboundary water disputes are nothing new in world politics....

China Shaken by Protests Over Its Zero Covid Policy

It was a tiny incident, not captured by TV...

Strengthening EU-Bangladesh Relations Through EU-Bangladesh First Political Dialogue

Since the earliest interactions between European institutions and the...