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...

Resolving Issues Through War Is Not an Option for India and Pakistan

By agreeing to build Kartarpur corridor, Pakistan and India have taken a historic step to help the pilgrims of Sikh community of India to visit...

Recalibrating India–Maldives Ties

In his maiden foreign visit after winning the elections, Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih arrived at New Delhi this week to strengthen the momentum...

The Politics of Paradox in Indian Students’ Protests

The recent student protests and student movements in India are fraught with myriad obstacles and yet, student movements have potentially altered the dynamics of...

Kartarpur Corridor: Prospects, Perceptions and Potential Implications

On November 28th Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan laid the foundation stone of the Kartarpur Corridor, which will connect Darbar Sahib, Narowal (Kartarpur) with Dera Baba...

A Gordian Knot for India and China: Foreign Policy Implications of Rajapaksa’s Return

October 26 would be remembered as a dreadful day in the political history of Sri Lanka, when a major upheaval shook the island nation,...

‘Moscow Format’: An Attempt in Right Direction

Peace in Afghanistan has been a distant dream for decades. The United States is struggling to end its campaign in Afghanistan. The enormous battlefield...

Pakistan’s Economic Crisis and Limits of the Sino-Pakistani All-Weather Friendship

Pakistan Finance Minister Asad Umar in an interview with China Global Television Network (CGTN) emphatically stated that it was wrong to blame the China...

Of India-Pakistan Talks over Kashmir

The Kashmir disputes are rooted in the division of Indian Subcontinent. It is still a sour point in India-Pakistan relations. Occasionally, tensions between the two countries...

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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...