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...

From Strategic Ambivalence to Hedging: How Should India Respond to BRI?

India-China relations are too complex to fit into the neat binaries of ‘friend’ and ‘foe’. Instead they constitute a mosaic of cooperation, coexistence, coordination,...

SCO as New Front for India in Anti-Terror Diplomacy

In Bishkek, erstwhile Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj speaking at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) expressed concern and solidarity with Asian countries facing the...

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...

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

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

Myanmar’s Opium Boom Matters — Here’s Why

The UN just released a new report on the...

India-UK Free Trade: An Unfinished Business

UKs need for FTA and India’s Consistent bargain further...

Odisha’s Thrust on Sports Tourism and Entrepreneurship

The state of Odisha in Eastern India is hosting...

From the Midnight Stopover to the Visit of Donald Lu: What Does It Mean for Bangladesh?

From the Byzantine Empire to the present-day Westphalian nation-state,...