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Why Pakistan Should Re-think on Its Visa Policy Toward Afghanistan

As the sun sets and darkness spreads, it’s time for hundreds of Afghans to go and lineup in front of Pakistani visa offices in...

China Zeroes in on Djibouti, the Potential Singapore of East Africa

Djibouti’s privileged location between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, one of the most traversed sea routes of the Southern Hemisphere, has...

What Drives Sino-Russian Rapprochement?

China and Russia have come close together over the last few years. The chief reason being the soured ties between China and the USA,...

A Battle for the Ethos of Afghanistan

Between May 28 and May 30 of 2019, a delegation of Afghan political leaders from the opposition met with the leadership of the Taliban in Moscow....

From Strategic Ambivalence to Hedging: How Should India Respond to BRI?

India-China relations are too complex to fit into the neat binaries of ‘friend’ and ‘foe’. Instead they constitute a mosaic of cooperation, coexistence, coordination,...

Sanctions Might Not Bring the Political Change the West Wants in Cambodia

Cambodia’s economic growth remains under threat, as the European Union (EU) begins the process of removing the country from the Everything-But-Arms (EBA) scheme, and...

From the China Threat to the China Opportunity: A Realist View on EU Strategic...

In the aftermath of EU parliament elections, the next commission and EU leaders will have to deal sooner than later with the new geopolitical...

SCO as New Front for India in Anti-Terror Diplomacy

In Bishkek, erstwhile Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj speaking at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) expressed concern and solidarity with Asian countries facing the...

Shangri La Dialogue 2019: Clash of World Views & Great Power Rivalry

The Shangri La Dialogue 2019 (SLD) held on May 31-June 02 not just reaffirmed the continuation of great power rivalry between the US and...

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