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Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy in the Indo-Pacific

In 2020 under the leadership of Tsai Ing-wen, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) came into power for the second consecutive term in Taiwan. Tsai...
Marines load humanitarian supplies onto CH-46E helicopters in support of Operation Tomodachi

HADR: Finding Newer Dimensions of Smart Power

Smart power as a concept is gaining more ground within academics and foreign policy circles. Traditionally, hard power, which focuses on a more coercive...
President Rouhani in meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

The US, Iran and Venezuela in the Caribbean: The Big Picture

The entry of Iranian oil tankers into Venezuelan territorial waters has caused a flurry of speculations that it might lead to increased tensions with...

India’s Strategic Dilemma: Engagement or Disengagement with the Taliban

India's unwillingness to engage in peace talks with the Taliban when other regional and global actors are actively dealing with the insurgents in the...

Will COVID-19 Flip Geopolitics on its Head? All Roads Lead to Beijing

After months of the COVID crisis, China’s once-mighty and enviable position is feeling the strain of non-stop Western and non-Western attacks, international economic paralysis...
Indian Navy flotilla of Western Fleet

The Need to Recalibrate India’s Maritime Strategy in the Face of Increased Chinese Assertiveness

Even as the world is currently tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chinese government seems to be in no mood of giving up its assertive...

Gilgit-Baltistan Elections: A Reason Behind Continuous Friction in the Status of Kashmir

In a recent development, the Pakistani Supreme Court on April 30, allowed its government to conduct upcoming general elections and set up a caretaker...
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Vietnam Should Be ASEAN’s First Among Equals

As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) faces renewed scrutiny in light of its comparatively weak response to the coronavirus crisis, the perennial...
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Timely and Innovative Intelligence Tradecraft Is the Need of the Day to Save the...

While the entire world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Taliban in Afghanistan have steadily staged more than 4,500 attacks across the war-ravaged...