South Asia

Pakistani Taliban is a Volcano Waiting to Erupt

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in June this year declared an indefinite ceasefire to facilitate peace talks being brokered by the Afghan Taliban. But there have...

Bangladesh’s Journey Towards Ensuring Labor Rights

Labor force plays a crucial role in Bangladesh’s development as the economy is labor intensive and still bottom-heavy. Workers are considered the human resources...

Politicians of South Asian Origin in the West: Increasing Clout Across the Political Spectrum

Individuals of South Asian origin in the West are generally favorably inclined towards left of center political outfits, be it the Democrats in the...

Assessing Outcomes of an India-China Intel Sharing Pact

India-China relations, a mix of cooperation and conflict touch upon several important facets of 21st century international politics. However, cooperation on eradication of terrorism,...

The Enduring Shadow of Russia in India’s Strategic Discourse

In a changing global environment, Russia is India’s opportunity to flex its strategic autonomy, obtain material gains and ensure a reliable alliance. In the 19th...

India-US COMCASA: Some Details on Technology Sharing

The latest strategic accomplishment between India and the US has been the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA), a typified bilateral variant of one...

Defiance, Frenmity and the Other’s War

After decades of political struggle with his apparently populist agenda the newly elected premier of Pakistan – Imran Khan – has finally taken over...

India-Pakistan-China Trilateral Relations in a Changing Economic and Strategic Environment

The Chinese Ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui, during a visit to the northern Indian state of Punjab said, “Some companies are also ready to...

President Ghani’s Ethno-Nationalist Policies Stir Political Crisis in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has been suffering from protracted armed conflict for almost four decades now. Political instability, socioeconomic crises, and violent conflict have incurred a profound...

Imran Khan and the Direction of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy

All eyes are on how Imran Khan will fulfill the ambitious promises, which he and his party (Pakistan-Tehreek-i-Insaaf, PTI) had made for creating a...

Trump’s Presidency and the Dynamics of Indo-Iranian Relations

All eyes in recent days have been on India-Iran relations, especially in the aftermath of US warnings to India, to bring down oil imports from...

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Heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo v. Malaysia – Explaining the controversial Ad-hoc Arbitration Case

On Feb. 28, 2022, the arbitrator, Dr. Gonzalo Stampa,...

Philippines Foreign Policy Under Marcos Junior: Driven by Economic Interests and Pragmatism

US President Joe Biden and his Philippines counterpart Ferdinand...

Pakistani Taliban is a Volcano Waiting to Erupt

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in June this year declared an...

The US Factor in the China-Taiwan Imbroglio

Geographically, the island of Taiwan is separated from the...

Can Britain Escape Its Colonial Past?

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II generated a new...