US-Pakistan Ties: Re-negotiating the Terms of Engagement
Politics,South Asia
By Abdul Basit - 12 Oct 2018

US-Pakistan Ties: Re-negotiating the Terms of Engagement

In September and October 2018, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held two meetings in Islamabad and Washington to renegotiate the terms of engagement.
Purchase of Missile Defense System Seals India-Russia Cooperation
Politics,South Asia

By Aditi Bhaduri - 04 Oct 2018

Purchase of Missile Defense System Seals India-Russia Cooperation

Maldives’ Presidential Election: A Dawn for Change
Politics,South Asia

By Rishi Gupta - 01 Oct 2018

Maldives’ Presidential Election: A Dawn for Change

Mike Pompeo’s Visit to Pakistan
Politics,South Asia

Mike Pompeo’s Visit to Pakistan

The US decision to cancel USD 300 million in military aid on September 1, 2018, just four days before Pompeo’s visit, came in for heavy criticism from sections of the Pakistan media as well as the political class.
Afghanistan’s Irresolvable Conflict: Destructive Obsession with Everything Strategic
Politics,South Asia

Afghanistan’s Irresolvable Conflict: Destructive Obsession with Everything Strategic

The strategic prioritization of Afghanistan for the world over its political, economic and cultural development for itself has been at the heart of the things that continue to go wrong here.
Kerala Floods: Charting New Grounds for Harmony?
Politics,Society,South Asia

Kerala Floods: Charting New Grounds for Harmony?

During the recent floods in Kerala, a number of countries offered assistance, but two GCC countries, the UAE and Qatar, were the fastest to react. The UAE offered aid to the tune of INR 7 billion while Qatar pledged USD 5 million.
Opportunities and Challenges at the 4th BIMSTEC Summit in Kathmandu
Politics,Economy,South Asia

Opportunities and Challenges at the 4th BIMSTEC Summit in Kathmandu

Nepal will be holding the 4th summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in the capital city Kathmandu between August 30-31, 2018.
By Rishi Gupta - 29 Aug 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Pakistan-India Ties under Imran Khan: Opportunities and Challenges
Politics,South Asia

Pakistan-India Ties under Imran Khan: Opportunities and Challenges

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s tweets indicate the possible opportunities in the bilateral India-Pakistan relationship. The relationship has many dimensions, the first of which is the situation in Afghanistan and the likely role of the US.
Will Imran Khan Change Pakistan’s Ties with Saudi Arabia and Iran?
Politics,South Asia

Will Imran Khan Change Pakistan’s Ties with Saudi Arabia and Iran?

In the first address after his triumph, Pakistani Prime Minister designate Imran Khan emphasized the need for robust ties between Pakistan and its neighbors, in particular the possible role which Pakistan could play in a reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
A New Stride in India-South Korea Relations
Economy,East Asia,South Asia

A New Stride in India-South Korea Relations

The President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in, was in New Delhi for his first state visit to India from July 8-11, 2018, as part of his wider Asia-Pacific trip under the umbrella of Moon administration’s New Southern Policy.
By Rishi Gupta - 24 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The Long Road to Peace in Afghanistan
Politics,South Asia

The Long Road to Peace in Afghanistan

A three-day Eid Ceasefire Agreement in June 2018 allowed the Afghan National Security Forces and the Afghan Taliban to pray and celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr together. The Eid-truce has revived modest hopes of jumpstarting the on-off peace process.
By Abdul Basit - 19 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Haley’s Visit and Possible US Sanctions on Indian Imports of Iranian Oil
Politics,Economy,South Asia

Haley’s Visit and Possible US Sanctions on Indian Imports of Iranian Oil

The US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley Randhawa, recently visited India. During her visit, Haley met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed a gamut of issues pertaining to the India-US bilateral relationship.
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