South Asia

China’s Strategic Canal in Cambodia May Cause Regional Destabilization

A Chinese-backed canal project aims to connect the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on the Mekong river with the sea by 2028, removing the need...

Treading Carefully: India’s Diplomatic Tightrope in the Neighbourhood

India’s foreign policy often recedes amidst the fervour of general elections, yet glimpses of it emerge in the carefully crafted manifestos of political parties....

Indian Seafarers in Search of Enhanced Security and Rights Protection

The maritime industry, vital for global trade, heavily relies on seafarers who face significant challenges and vulnerabilities in their line of duty. India, contributing...

Social Distancing is for the Privileged: Is Planning Enough?

The government of Narendra Modi has finally announced an amount of $22 billion for the country’s poor to help combat the economic effects of...

Coronavirus Economic Toll Mounts in Pakistan: Can It Reduce Dependence on China?

In the past few years, through the Belt and Road Initiative, Beijing has managed to increase its economic clout as well as its political...

Xi’s Visit to Myanmar: Major Concerns for India

During Xi Jinping’s visit from 17-18 January, China and Myanmar signed as many as 33 agreements, including multi-billion-dollar deals in infrastructure as well as...

Afghan Peace Deal: Where Does the Road Go?

The pandemic caused by the new coronavirus has overshadowed the historical accord signed on February 29 between the Afghan Taliban and the United States....

Can Pakistan Pressurize India Over Its Kashmir Policy?

With the incessant lockdown in Kashmir crossing 200 days, Kashmiris are being exposed to the worst kind of human rights violations. Hindu extremists, relishing...

Coronavirus and Pakistan’s Economic Challenges

The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan according to estimates have gone up to 304 with two reported deaths as of March 19, 2020. ...

Roadmap for Intra-Afghan Peace Dialogue: Karzai and the Monarchy

The Taliban signed a historic peace deal with the United States on the last day of February. The next step in the process, for...

Spoiler Alert: What Does President Ghani Want?

President Ashraf Ghani has rejected a key postulate of the signed US-Taliban peace agreement, which would help kickstart the implementation of the accord. Ghani...

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Competing Global Economic Initiatives: A Tale of Two Routes

In recent years, two major economic initiatives have emerged...

Obstacle to Peace: Why Armenia Needs to Change Its Constitution

Speaking at a meeting with parliament speakers of the...

The Generative AI Rush and China’s Fear of Missing Out

The struggle over who controls the course of key...

Washington’s Policy Dilemmas: Ripple Effect on America’s Global Power

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Why Has the Myanmar Junta Banned Its Male Citizens from Going Abroad for Work?

The situation in Myanmar has been appalling since the...