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...

India-Pakistan Standoff: Prospects for Escalation and De-escalation

After more than a month has passed since the dog fight over Kashmir between Pakistan and India the latter claimed that the former is...

Why India’s ASAT Test Heralds the Rebirth of the Cold War and Threatens Global Security

India conducted its first ever Anti-Satellite (ASAT) missile system test in March, cementing its place as an international space power. The ASAT missile destroyed...

Africa as India’s Top Priority: A Reinvigorated Push or Same Old Rhetoric?

India’s bilateral partnership with Africa continues to be defined by the spirit of developing together as equals. By sharing a similar colonial past and...

Northeast India & Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Shared Cultural Past While Paving the Way Forward

History is a testimony to the fact that India has never lived in isolation but ventured out into the far reaches of the world...

Can a New Surrender Policy End Militancy in Jammu and Kashmir?

After the imposition of Governor's Rule in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, it was perceived that government was going to take some stern...

India–Pakistan Relations: No Room for Diplomacy?

India and Pakistan have always been caught in enduring conflicts due to disagreements over Kashmir, metaphorically speaking - like that of estranged siblings. If...

Is Imran Khan the Man That Pakistan Needs?

The decades-long strained relations between India and Pakistan deteriorated to an alarming level post-Pulwama suicide bomb attack which saw about 40 Indian paramilitary troops...

Strategic and Policy Initiatives for Creating ‘Firm Base’ Against Terrorism

During the wee hours of the morning on Feb. 26, 2019, Indian Air Force carried out aerial attack consisting of 12 Mirage 2,000 deep...

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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...

Myanmar’s Opium Boom Matters — Here’s Why

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