Saturday 2nd of July 2022

  • M. A. Athul
    On November 11, 2019, the Chawang-Kamson faction of the Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF-Chawang- Kamson) claimed that its defection from the ZUF was to secure better future

    Asia,South Asia,India, Security,Terrorism,Democracy,Politics
    Kalinga Seneviratne
    The emphatic win by former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential elections held in Sri Lanka on November 16 could herald in a new era for the strategic

    Asia,South Asia,Sri Lanka, Terrorism,Politics

    Zainab Akhter
    India’s decision to abrogate Article 370 and bifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories has radically impacted the internal and external po

    Asia,South Asia,Pakistan, Security,Terrorism,Politics
    Govind Manoharan
    During the Independence Day celebrations in 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his gratitude from the ramparts of the Red Fort to the people of Balochistan, a v

    Asia,South Asia,India,Pakistan, Military Issues,Security,Politics

    Dr. V. Suryanarayan
    Justice G. R. Swaminathan of the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court delivered a welcome judgment on June 17, 2019 which will have far reaching repercussions on the future

    Asia,South Asia,India, Politics
    Shebonti Ray Dadwal and Dr. G. Balachandran
    Once again, the West Asia – or the Middle East – is on the boil as Washington and Tehran ratchet up the aggression. If President Donald Trump is to be believe

    Middle East-North Africa, Energy Security,Nuclear Issues,Security,Politics

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra
    As SAARC frequently ceased to be a regional platform to foster regional trade and connectivity being a victim to Indo-Pak standoff, India led efforts at launching sub-reg

    Asia,India, Security,Terrorism,Politics
    Surendra Kumar
    As our former man in Washington, Jaishankar can also help steady relations with the US.
    Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar’s new role as external affairs minis

    Asia,South Asia,India, Conflict Resolution,Security,Terrorism

    Rasheed Kidwai
    The BJP did not have to do too much as Priyanka Gandhi and the Congress wrote their own doom in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
    2019 had begun on a promising note for the

    Asia,South Asia,India, Democracy,Politics
    James M. Dorsey
    Pakistan risks falling off the tightrope it walks as it attempts to balance its relations with rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.
    Developments in recent days, including this

    Asia,South Asia,Pakistan, Security,Terrorism,Politics

    Ariane M. Tabatabai
    (FPRI) — Since March, a series of massive floods has devastated several regions of Islamic Republic of Iran. Dozens have died, and many more have been displaced aft

    Middle East-North Africa, Military Issues,Security,Politics
    Chandran Nair
    West must accept rise of China, India and other states or risk growing clashes
    The World Bank executive board this month unanimously approved as its new head David Malpa

    America,Asia,South Asia, Nuclear Issues,Security,Democracy,Politics

  • Sanket Sudhir Kulkarni
    The progress of the TAPI project would largely depend on the outcome of negotiations between the US and the Taliban.
    Negotiations between the United States and the Talib

    America,Asia,Afghanistan,India,Pakistan, Energy Security,Security,Terrorism
    Dr Subhash Kapila
    Pakistan’s deep frustrations in March 2019 on Afghanistan stand manifested by Pakistan PM Imran Khan calling for installation of an Interim Government in Kabul. Uni

    Asia,South Asia,Afghanistan,Pakistan, Security,Terrorism

    The Government led by Dr. Lotay Tshering of DNT had just completed 120 days and it came out frankly with the details of 25 pledges made in their election manifesto and ho

    South Asia, Democracy,Politics
    James M. Dorsey
    A draft US resolution that would designate a Pakistani militant as a global terrorist threatens to be China’s, and possibly Pakistan’s showdown at the OK Corr

    North East Asia,China, Security,Terrorism,Politics

    By Angshuman Choudhury
    Over the past four months, the Arakan Army (AA)—a Rakhine Ethnic Armed Organisation (EAO)—has emerged as a formidable insurgent actor in western Myanmar, part

    South East Asia,Myanmar, Military Issues,Security,Terrorism,Politics
    Michael Lelyveld
    After previous predictions have gone by the boards, China’s government has confirmed plans for major steps to reform the oil and gas sector this year.
    Last month,

    North East Asia,China, Energy Security,Security

    Aakriti Bachhawat
    These words, spoken by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a visit to Ahmedabad this week, show clear parallels to a famous dialogue in a recently released Bollywo

    Asia,South Asia,India, Terrorism,Democracy,Politics
    Deepak Kumar Nayak
    On January 8, 2019, two Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres surrendered before the Police in East Godavari District. They were identified as Diridi Jogayy

    Asia,South Asia,India, Terrorism,Democracy,Politics

    Emotions are running high and rational thinking is apparently another casualty.
    The over-the-top public breast-beating with e

    Asia,South Asia,India,Pakistan, Terrorism,Politics
    Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy
    Diverse perspectives on the idea of “Indo-Pacific” are resulting in a lack of clarity on this concept. As a framework, the Indo-Pacific seeks to create a conn

    Asia,South Asia,India,North East Asia, Energy Security,Security,Terrorism

    Naresh Kaushik
    Many Indian companies which have invested heavily in Britain over the past few years are worried over Brexit.
    The clock is ticking. Britain is set to leave the European

    Europe,Western Europe, Politics
    M.A. Athul
    On January 29, 2019, the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), a Tripura based tribal political party, an ally of the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), alo

    Asia,South Asia,India, Terrorism,Democracy,Politics

  • Richard A. Bitzinger
    The American-led security infrastructure in Asia faces new challenges from without and within. President Donald Trump’s “America First” national-securit

    America,Asia, Arms & Trade,Military Issues,Security
    Sumit Kumar
    It’s imperative for the Middle Kingdom to recognise that any provocative statement will make the Taiwanese people more resilient against it. Only peace talks can re

    North East Asia,China,Taiwan Strait, Military Issues,Security

    Mohammed Alkhereiji
    Long-standing relations, economic realities and the responsibilities of leading a country trumped Khan’s populist views.
    Ahead of his election last July, Pakistani

    Asia,South Asia,Pakistan,Middle East-North Africa, Conflict Resolution,Security,Politics
    Dr Subhash Kapila
    Russia-India relationship beyond 2018 in terms of perspectives does not offer the same optimism and generate the same fizz as it did till before the disintegration of the

    Asia,South Asia,India,Middle East-North Africa, Arms & Trade,Military Issues,Security

    Rohan Gunaratna
    The global terrorist and extremist threat is likely to persist in 2019 as the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group goes through a phase of re-adaptation and de-centralisati

    America,Central Asia, Security,Terrorism
    Tamim Asey
    Afghanistan is yet at another cross road of history and in dire need of political leadership and statesmanship to steer it in a post US and NATO engagement era. The histo

    Asia,Afghanistan, Military Issues,Security,Terrorism,Politics

    P S Suryanarayana
    China, Russia, Japan and the United States sought to pivot towards India on the margins of the recently-concluded G20 summit. For Delhi, which wants to become a leading p

    America,Asia,South Asia,India, Arms & Trade,Military Issues,Security,Terrorism
    Chris Cheang
    President Vladimir Putin’s state visit to Singapore this week, and in particular his participation in the 3rd ASEAN-Russia Summit and 13th East Asia Summit (EAS), m

    South East Asia, Security,Politics

    Gaurav Kumar
    There is a tremendous political and diplomatic clout exercised by China that either influences or shapes the foreign policies of many nations regarding Taiwan. For many e

    Asia,South Asia,India,Taiwan Strait, Security,Democracy,Politics
    Gaurav Kumar
    Weeks after the Indian Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat warned about the attempts being made through "external linkages" to” revive insurgency in Punjab and it

    Asia,South Asia,India, Security,Terrorism,Democracy,Politics

    Veeramalla Anjaiah
    As the leaders of 10 Southeast Asian states gather for the 33rd ASEAN Summit this week in Singapore, hostile clouds are forming on the horizon of the South China Sea (SCS

    Cambodia,Indonesia,Malaysia,Philippines,Thailand, Arms & Trade,Security,Politics
    Gaurav Kumar
    On 9 November 2018, Russian hosted a peace conference on Afghanistan, which was attended by representatives from the Taliban, High Peace Council members and delegates fro

    Asia,South Asia,Afghanistan, Security,Terrorism,Politics

    On US sanctions impacting India-US relations and India's air power
    At the White House in Washington, a fortnight back, the mercurial US President Donald Trump, alludin

    America,Asia,South Asia,India, Missile Defense,Security
    Asma Khalid
    The 2008 India-US civil is marked as one of the most significant event in the strategic landscape of South Asia in last 3 decades. This deal has been viewed as a beginnin

    America,Asia,South Asia,India, Nuclear Issues,Security

    Cornelia Meyer
    Last week was a bloody one on international stock markets. Disappointing earnings, mounting trade tensions between China and the US, the standoff between the Italian gove

    Middle East-North Africa, Energy Security,Security,Politics
    Ramzy Baroud
    Although ties between Washington and Tel Aviv are stronger than ever, Israeli leaders are aware of a vastly changing political landscape. The US’ own political turm

    North East Asia,China, Energy Security,Security,Politics

    Gaurav Kumar
    The war in Syria is on the cusp of significant developments and has reached a stage from where it can take any turn, expectedly a more dreadful turn if the current stands

    Middle East-North Africa, Military Issues,Security,Terrorism
    Gaurav Kumar
    The potential theoretical and political importance of dialogue has been an integral part of the solution oriented discoursein a conflict. The underlining assumption is th

    Asia,South Asia,India,Pakistan, Military Issues,Nuclear Issues,Security,Terrorism

    Sumit Kumar
    The recent decision by China to allow Nepal to use all its ports for trade is a move that will be viewed by India with some concern. According to the agreement inked betw

    Asia,South Asia,India,Nepal, Security,Democracy,Politics
    Gaurav Kumar
    Bangladesh is one of the few countries in South Asia that has been able to free itself from the clutches of extremist Islamist violence. The country has made incremental

    Asia,South Asia,Bangladesh, Security,Terrorism

    Gaurav Kumar
    There are only a handful of countries that is enthusiastically debated in India. The arc of Indian foreign policy discussion often is limited to countries which are of ec

    Asia,India,Central Asia,Uzbekistan, Security,Terrorism,Politics
    Gaurav Kumar
    There is a pattern to the violence in Kashmir in 2018, a mere replication of what have been the physiognomies of the conflict in the valley. There might be a marginal var

    Asia,South Asia,India, Security,Terrorism,Politics

    Titli Basu
    Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman invited Japan to participate in the two defence industrial production corridors1 in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh during the Annual Def

    North East Asia,Japan, Military Issues,Security
    Gaurav Kumar
    Political Elections are complex phenomenon and have important role in the functioning of the modern democracy. Systematic and regular elections are core attributes of a v

    Asia,South Asia,Afghanistan, Arms & Trade,Security,Politics

  • Gaurav Kumar
    The High Peace Council (HPC), the Afghanistan Ulema Council (AUC), the Grand National Council of Jihadi Leaders and Afghan Women’s Association has urged the governm

    Asia,Afghanistan, Security,Terrorism,Politics
    Gaurav Kumar
    On 12 August 2018, Sikh for Justice, a US based organisation organised ‘London Declaration’ event at London’s Trafalgar Square, a non-binding referendum

    Europe,Northern Europe, Security,Terrorism,Politics

    Ajit Kumar Singh
    On July 23, 2018, over a dozen Islamic State (IS, also Daesh) and Afghan Taliban terrorists were killed internecine clashes in Kunar Province. According to reports, the c

    Asia,Afghanistan, Security,Terrorism
    Gaurav Kumar
    Domestic politics and international relations are often inextricably interlinked. Domestic issuesprovide a crucial context within which many countries formulate their for

    Asia,South Asia,Bangladesh,India, Security,Terrorism,Politics

    Gaurav Kumar
    The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a countrywide emergency ambulance service for Sri Lanka on 21 July 2018. Highlighting India’s relation with the st

    Asia,South Asia,Sri Lanka,North East Asia,China, Security,Politics
    James M. Dorsey
    China appears to be shifting gears in its multi-billion dollar Belt and Road initiative. Long projected as driven by economics and the benefit of infrastructure linkages,

    North East Asia,China, Security,Terrorism

    Joel Ng
    If the Quad cannot make clear how it addresses three inherent contradictions in its revival of the ‘Indo-Pacific’, it will not achieve the support of ASEAN st

    Asia,India,Japan,South East Asia, Energy Security,Military Issues,Security
    Gaurav Kumar
    The hallmark of nearly all the recent political crisis in South Asian countries has two prominent elements in it- first, growing imprints of China; and second, cultivatio

    South Asia,India,North East Asia,China,South East Asia, Security,Democracy,Politics

    Gaurav Kumar
    The evolving geopolitical realities in South Asia are a matter of concern for India. The problem of shrinking space for convergences of interests between India and its ne

    Asia,South Asia,India,Nepal,North East Asia,China, Military Issues,Security
    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra
    India’s foreign policy concerns in forging close strategic ties with the US can be grouped under three related themes such as India’s sovereignty concerns, it

    Asia,South Asia,India, Military Issues,Security

    Shyam Saran
    That Indonesia, the largest country in ASEAN, has signed on to the concept, will increase its acceptability for others
    The recent Shangri-La Dialogue at Singapore becam

    Asia,South Asia,India, Conflict Resolution,Security,Terrorism,Democracy
    Gaurav Kumar
    When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 18th annual meeting of SCO in Qingdao, China, the first meeting for India after it was included in SCO in 2017, he m

    Asia,South Asia,India,North East Asia,China, Energy Security,Security,Terrorism

  • P S Suryanarayana
    China and Russia’s outreach towards Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created space for him to explore a new ‘Connect East’ strategy towards ASEAN

    Asia,South Asia,India, Security,Terrorism,Democracy,Politics
    Subrata Majumder
    Intensive debates wade in between Mr Narendra Modi and Dr Manmohan Singh with regard to their reforms and governance to reshape the Indian economy in the wake of the fort

    Asia,South Asia,India, Democracy,Politics

    Preeti Raina
    One reason why India-Japan Defence Partnership and Relations blossomed is due to Chinese hostility and belligerence at the Indian Ocean. India and Japan have collaborated

    Asia,South Asia,India,North East Asia,Japan, Energy Security,Military Issues,Security,Politics
    Ajit Kumar Singh
    The latest round of efforts to bring Taliban to ‘talks table’ has commenced. Sounding optimistic, Atturahman Saleem, Deputy of Afghanistan’s High Peace

    Asia,Afghanistan,Central Asia, Military Issues,Security,Terrorism

    James M. Dorsey
    A planned China and Russia-led show of support for Iran at next month’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit is likely to be primarily symbolic unless the

    North East Asia,China, Conflict Resolution,Energy Security,Security,Terrorism
    Abhishek Mohanty
    On May 21, within the framework of perpetual deployment of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet to Southeast Asia and the Northwest Pacific region, three Indian naval sh

    Asia,South Asia,India,North East Asia, Security,Terrorism,Politics

    Subrata Majumder
    US-China negotiations on trade war, ended last week, assured by Chinese honest intent for significant imports from USA. Chinese media hogged the headlines saying that the

    America,North America,North East Asia,China, Security,Politics
    Shyam Saran
    Amid global uncertainty, China’s Xi adopts a conciliatory approach with India’s Modi – a timeout for the two rivals.
    Two leaders of Asia’s larges

    Asia,South Asia,India,North East Asia,China, Military Issues,Security

    Arun K. Singh
    The Prime Minister’s decision to make a standalone visit to Russia at this stage is a reflection of the country’s importance in the bilateral, regional and gl

    Asia,South Asia,India,Middle East-North Africa, Military Issues,Security,Terrorism
    Raghida Dergham
    As decision-makers meet in Abu Dhabi, it is important for this vital bloc not to retreat into its tragedies or be consumed by anger. writes Raghida Dergham
    Just because

    Middle East-North Africa, Energy Security,Nuclear Issues,Security

    By Dr Subhash Kapila
    The China-India Informal Summit between Indian PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Wuhan, China on April 27-28 201 8 was high on hopes and media hype. Competing g

    Asia,South Asia,India,North East Asia,China, Security,Politics
    Aparna Pande
    Modi’s visit to China this week could lead to an easing of their strained ties but any reset will benefit Beijing far more than New Delhi.
    When Indian Prime Minis

    North East Asia,China, Energy Security,Security,Politics

  • Vincent Lofaso
    For centuries, the Silk Road’s web of trading routes connected major civilizations in East Asia with the Middle East and the European continent. It facilitated not

    North East Asia,China, Energy Security,Security
    Gen. Ashok K. Mehta (Retd)
    India has learnt lessons from the 2015 India-inspired, Madhesi-executed blockade, which backfired.
    Prime Minister K.P. Oli, the supreme leader of Nepal, arrives in India

    Asia,South Asia,India,Nepal, Security,Politics

    Mevlut Cavusoglu
    Turkey’s intervention in Syria is correcting for America’s flaws and laying the groundwork for a sustainable peace.
    The gloomy portrait of the Middle East t

    Middle East-North Africa, Arms & Trade,Military Issues,Security,Terrorism
    Rajesh Jain
    The focus must be on JOBS – justice, ownership, bhavishya (future) and samriddhi (prosperity). Together, they create jobs – which is what India’s youth

    South Asia,India, Democracy,Politics

    Manu Pubby
    With an emphasis on joint research and testing as well as govt push for exports, the draft policy has got the direction right.
    It may be a bit late in the day to deliver

    Asia,South Asia,India, Military Issues,Missile Defense,Security
    Robert A. Manning, Bharath Gopalaswamy
    Remember the good old days, when China proudly proclaimed the principle of noninterference in other nations’ internal affairs and pledged never to build military ba

    China, Military Issues,Security,Politics

    M.K. Bhadrakumar
    Who is the real Mike Pompeo and what does he really think about Russia, Iran, Afghanistan or Syria?
    Moscow has been noticeably reticent about US President Donald Trump&r

    America,North America,South America, Democracy,Politics
    Prashant Jha
    A school of thought believes India cannot afford a conflict; its power gap with China is too large; it is neither militarily equipped nor economically positioned to take

    Asia,South Asia,India, Military Issues,Security

    Dr. Rupakjyoti Borah
    Vietnam, by virtue of its location close to the South China Sea, occupies a very important place in both India’s Act-East Policy and Japan’s Free and Open Ind

    Asia,South Asia,India,North East Asia,Japan, Arms & Trade,Energy Security,Security,Terrorism
    Dr Vijay Srivastava and Jivesh Jha
    A painful decade of bloody Maoist insurgency and then years of failed attempts later, Nepal on September 20, 2015 got a new Constitutional document, a development that le

    Asia,South Asia,Nepal, Democracy,Politics

    Salman Rafi Sheikh
    China’s march into Europe with its massive Belt and Road Initiative has been far from smooth, in contrast to its path in Africa and Asia. In fact, it increasingly a

    North East Asia,China,Europe,Northern Europe,Western Europe, Politics
    Rajesh Jain
    The ‘trump card’ for the Congress is to declare Rahul Gandhi as its Prime Ministerial candidate immediately.
    The Congress has to rise from the low of 44 seat

    Asia,South Asia,India, Democracy,Politics

  • Giancarlo Elia Valori
    First part of the Article
    Based on the long and careful speech delivered by Chinese President Xi Jinping on New Year’s Eve, it is currently useful to identify his

    North East Asia,China, Politics
    Giancarlo Elia Valori
    Remaining part of the article
    It should also be noted that the scientific outlook on development had already been incorporated into the Constitution in 2007, even though

    North East Asia,China, Politics

    Raja Murthy
    After appearing to be snubbed by his host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s troubled visit to India earlier this month had one bright spot: he looked like h

    Asia,South Asia,India,
    Prashant Jha
    China is an actor in Nepal’s internal politics and it has preferences. It invests political and financial capital to shape outcomes. And it has left India with limi

    Asia,South Asia,Nepal, Security,Politics

    Alessandro Gagaridis
    In the past few days, the Maldives have suddenly become the object of international attention. This happened after President Abdulla Yameen’s decision to declare th

    Asia,South Asia,India,North East Asia,China, Security,Politics
    James Crabtree
    Modi must promote political freedom especially in Asia.
    This time last year Chinese President Xi Jinping won an unlikely public relations triumph by casting himself at D

    Asia,South Asia,India, Security,Democracy,Politics

    Dougal Robinson
    Admiral Harry Harris, the top US military commander in the Indo-Pacific, is set to be formally nominated as the US Ambassador to Australia in two weeks, when Prime Minist

    America, Military Issues,Security
    Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
    The impending visit of Indian Foreign Minister to Nepal even before the new government is formed should be welcomed. This visit was preceded by two calls from Indian Prim

    Asia,South Asia,India,Nepal,

    By Dr Subhash Kapila
    United States recent primacy to Indo Pacific security in its National Security Strategy 2018 and India’s primacy to its Act East Policy are implicitly focused on ch

    America,Asia,South Asia,India, Security,Terrorism,Politics
    Javad Heiran-Nia
    The implementation of effective security mechanisms in the Persian Gulf region has always been a matter of concern for the Gulf States. The main objective is to have a co

    Middle East-North Africa, Terrorism,Politics

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu began their current terms in different styles. While Modi (his first term) romped home to an un

    Asia,South Asia,India,Middle East-North Africa, Security,Terrorism,Politics
    Alexandre Ziegler , Martin Ney
    With a bedrock of shared values, India, EU must deepen economic and strategic ties
    2018 has started with good news for Europe. Growth is picking up in the Eurozone. Unem

    Asia,South Asia,India,Europe, Security,Democracy,Politics

  • Dr. Rajaram Panda
    The Rohingya issue in Myanmar has peaked international highlight where human rights, sovereignty, oppression of religious minorities and many more related issues have eng

    North East Asia,Japan,Myanmar, Military Issues,Security,Terrorism,Politics
    Dr Subhash Kapila
    Asian security environment plagued with volatility spawned by China’s hegemonistic impulses visible in 2018 places a special call on Japan’s geopolitical asse

    North East Asia,Japan, Missile Defense

    Priya Chacko
    Last month's long-awaited ascension of Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India's Nehru–Gandhi political dynasty, to the presidency of the Indian National Congress marks a

    Asia,South Asia,India, Democracy,Politics
    Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty
    India-Israel ties are on course for further expansion under Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu, who have developed the personal chemistry needed to take it forward.

    Asia,India,Middle East-North Africa, Military Issues,Security,Terrorism,Politics

    Ty Joplin
    Trump rang in the new year in the only way he knew how: by smack-talking a strategic ally and threatening to take away billions in aid money.
    On Jan. 1, Trump tweeted ou

    South America,Asia,Pakistan,North East Asia,China, Energy Security,Security,Terrorism
    Sanjay Pradhan
    Turkey and Japan friendship relations are not new in 1890 the Ottoman frigate “Ertugral”( Ertugrul, launched in 1863, was a sailing frigate of the Ottoman Nav

    Middle East-North Africa, Security,Terrorism,Politics

    Ajay Mohan
    Turkey provided a model for the Middle East with its secular and modern outlook, parliamentary democracy and rapidly developing liberal economy. Turkish President Recep T

    Europe,Northern Europe,Western Europe,Middle East-North Africa, Security,Terrorism,Politics
    Michael Lelyveld
    As China begins a new year, the big question for its economy is whether government leaders will stick to their promises to control financial risks and rely on “high

    North East Asia,China, Security,Politics

    Brahma Chellaney
    Beijing has been given a 99-year lease on Hambantota port as part of a debt-reduction deal, amid talk of creditor imperialism following China's buy-up of strategic ports

    North East Asia,China, Security,Terrorism,Politics
    Kumar Ketkar
    It is difficult to know whether Donald Trump copies Narendra Modi or vice-versa. But quite often, they talk and act in an identical manner.
    In a recent cartoon in The Ne

    America,Asia,South Asia,India, Security,Politics

    Ajay Mohan
    India’s western part state Gujarat election gives the way of coming general election in 2019. Because Not only India but also many foreign institutions watching th

    Asia,South Asia,India, Democracy,Politics
    James M. Dorsey
    A Chinese decision to redevelop criteria for the funding of infrastructure projects that are part of the $50 billion plus China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a key p

    Asia,South Asia,Pakistan,North East Asia,China, Security,Terrorism

  • Yuval Weber
    American fatigue in the Middle East from 15 years of conflict and a genuine lack of clarity regarding U.S. power and purpose have created an opportunity for Russia to pla

    Middle East-North Africa, Energy Security,Security,Terrorism,Politics
    Bob Savic
    About a generation ago, on November 8, 1989, the Berlin Wall collapsed. It was a momentous event in modern history that marked the rise of the United States as the sole g

    North East Asia,China, Security

    James M. Dorsey
    In a rare challenging of Chinese commercial terms that underlie the country’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative, Pakistan and Nepal have withdrawn from two dam-bui

    North East Asia,China, Security
    Jasminder Singh
    The recent recapture of Marawi City by Philippine security forces which led to the death of Isnilon Hapilon has thrown up a new emir or leader, Amin Baco. A Malaysian fro

    South East Asia,Philippines, Security,Terrorism

    Brahma Chellaney
    If the Australia-India-Japan-US quad fails to guard the Indo-Pacific, China’s illiberal, hegemonic order will prevail. Few would like to live in such an order

    Asia,South Asia, Security,Politics
    Sigurd Neubauer
    Despite the city of Dubai’s remarkable success in transforming herself into a sprawling western-style financial hub, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) faced its most s

    Middle East-North Africa, Military Issues,Missile Defense,Security

    Dr. James M. Dorsey
    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has won the first round of what could prove to be an unprecedented power grab that comes to haunt him. The prince's frontal assault

    Middle East-North Africa, Conflict Resolution,Security
    Prashant Dikshit
    China’s President Xi Jinping has now emerged supreme. The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China consolidated his authority not just for five years

    North East Asia,China, Energy Security,Security,Terrorism

    Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
    The Grand Leftist Alliance forged on October 3 by the two major Communist Parties and the newly formed Naya Shakti of Baburam Bhattarai took the political circles by surp

    Asia,South Asia, Democracy,Politics
    T.N. Ninan
    The recapitalisation of banks fits into the pattern set by other developments that indicate we are moving away from the Modi promise of less government.
    The government&r

    Asia,South Asia,India, Democracy,Politics

    Wu Zhenglong
    At the core of the Iran strategy President Donald Trump unveiled on September 13 is an attempt to renegotiate the nuclear deal and cut off Iran's access to nuclear weapon

    America,Middle East-North Africa, Cyber Warfare,Security
    Thomas J. Shattuck
    On Wednesday, October 18, President Xi Jinping of China opened the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) 19th Party Congress with 3+ hours-long speech. The title of his r

    North East Asia,China, Politics

  • Subrata Majumder
    Debaters wade in row over India;s economic growth and its impact on employment generation, after GDP growth slashed to 5.7 percent in the first quarter of 2017-18. Prime

    America,Asia,South Asia,India, Military Issues,Security,Terrorism
    Dr. Rajaram Panda
    After Japan’s Prime Minister Abe Shinzo dissolved the Lower House more than a year before its term was to expire, the country goes to the polls on 22 October to ele

    North East Asia,Japan, Democracy,Politics

    Naveed Ahmad
    China’s One Belt One Road initiative is akin to re-defining geography. The new Silk Road wraps itself around the entire planet. Throughout US President Barack Obama

    Asia,South Asia,India,North East Asia,Japan, Military Issues,Missile Defense,Security
    Bismellah Alizada
    On 29 September, terrorists attacked a Shia mosque in Kabul’s district 10, when civilians were mourning Muharram, killing seven and wounding over 20. On 27 Septembe

    Asia,Afghanistan, Military Issues,Security,Terrorism

    Pradumna B. Rana
    While government officials contend that significant progress has been made in economic reforms under PM Modi, analysts and commentators opine otherwise. Whose views are c

    Asia,South Asia,India, Democracy,Politics
    Amita Batra
    The Indo-Pacific economic space continues to be open to reconfiguration, triggered as it has been by the US withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) earlier th

    Asia,South Asia,India, Arms & Trade,Energy Security,Politics

    Md. Muddassir Quamar
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    Sudha Ramachandran
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    Taimur Khan
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    Close watchers of Afghanistan may recognize the na

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    Prashanth Parameswaran
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    Stephen R Nagy
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    China’s Taiwan Affairs office sai

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    The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president threw a potential bombshell into diplomatic, political and military relations all over the globe. His subsequent unpredicta

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    AsiaNorthEastAsia/China, Space Policy
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    Russia adroitly links seemingly distant global events, using each as leverage for plans elsewhere.

    World War II is not over yet. Technically, Japan and Russia are stil

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    Does South Korea have cause for concern?
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    Greg Myre
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    AsiaNorthEastAsiaTaiwanStrait, Security
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    Donald Trump’s surprise victory as the US president-elect has raised the prospects of a rapprochement between him and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Trump

    America, Missile Defense,Security,Terrorism
    Nilanthi Samaranayake
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    AsiaSouthEastAsia Thailand, Security

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    Iran's agenda with India is much bigger than just one gas field
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    From the beginning of his presidency, Hassan Rouhani and his team considered the Joint Comp

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    Vivek Mishra
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    In the world of post-truth (a word that has just made it into the English dictionary) where the “establishment” is condemned, experts denigrated and polls gi

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    Alexander Murray
    As infrastructure projects in Greater Balochistan come to be, governments across South and Central Asia should prepare for what will most likely turn into the region&rsqu

    AsiaSouthAsiaPakistan, Security,Terrorism
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  • Julie Lenarz
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    Raphael Ahren
    In New Delhi, Modi welcomes security cooperation, calls for ‘more broad-based’ economic partnerships, joint efforts against terror
    President Reuven Rivlin an

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    John Kemp
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    Trump is f

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    Turkey has always desire in Iraq to fight against Daesh to establish the stability. That’s why Turkey declared fight against Daesh and takes part in the battle for

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    China’s September 30 announcement that it would temporarily divert the Xiabuqu—a domestic r

    AsiaNorthEastAsiaSouthAsia India China, Security ,

    Ted Galen Carpenter
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    AsiaNorthEastAsia ChinaJapan, Security , Energy Security,Security
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    Middle East-North Africa/Turkey, Security,Terrorism
    Robert E Kelly
    With the US presidential election just under a month away, northeast Asia faces two very different possibilities over the next four years. Hillary Clinton basically promi

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    Ron Huisken
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    ASPI recently published an anthology of pieces about the ruling by an Arbitral Tribunal established under the UN Law of the Sea Convention (UNCLOS) to deal with the dispu

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    Ron Huisken
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    Mahdi Munadi
    Death of Mullah Omar, the leader of Taliban and possible increase of divergence among his followers, especially between Akhtar Mohammad and son of Mollah Omar and Mahaz F

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    As an aspirant nuclear state, North Korea is atypical in nearly every way. It is smaller, poorer, less technologically developed, more isolated, more highly militarized a

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    India-Turkey bilateral relations have been friendly and cordial since ancient times. The two countries have similar cultures and civilisations, art and architecture, cust

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    Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an intergovernmental organization where China, Russia and five Central Asian countries are permanent members. In 2012, Afghanis

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    Prof. Nisar Ul Haq
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    Delhi and Tehran have a robust and comprehensive relationship inclusive of energy and other forms of commercial cooperation, infrastructure development in Iran and beyond

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    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan welcomed dozens of leaders to Istanbul for a summit. Organization of Islamic Cooperation is a second largest Organization after Un

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    India and Saudi Arabia are the two regional powers who have nurtured their bilateral relationship in the past through trade and commerce, cultural exchanges and people to

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    The election of Htin Kyaw, a trusted aide of NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as the president has put Myanmar firmly on the path of a democratic transition. As Myanmar settl

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    Anu Sharma
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    Objectives of NSS 2016:
    The United States will host the fourth Nuclear Security Summit in 2016. There are twin goals for the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit: advancing tang

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    Vrinda Prabhat
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    French President Francois Hollande’s state visit opens a new chapter in India, France relationship through mutual appreciation of shared concerns.
    “Europe i

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    Anu Sharma
    In one of the major developments in the Middle Eastern region, Saudi Arabia has severed all diplomatic ties with Iran. This was fallout due to Saudi execution of the Shii

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    India has to change its strategy and convince three faces of Pakistan: Political Leadership, Army and ISI on one table.
    Pathankot attack is a first sour taste of Modi&r

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    In a recent development, the P5+1 (Britain, France, Russia, China and the United States—five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) have lifted

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    The special status that Narendra Modi places on Lee Kuan Yew as leader of an Asian nation made his second visit as Indian prime minister to Singapore special. In March th

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    Three major countries of the world have joined hands to bomb the territories controlled by ISIS in Syria which claimed to have masterminded the 13/11 terror attacks in Pa

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    India and Malaysia have traditionally been close and friendly. India and Malaysia are also connected by various cultural and historical ties that date back to antiquity.

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