Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s First Year in Office
Politics,South Asia
By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 17 Sep 2019

Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s First Year in Office

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan won the election in July 2018. One year down the line, Khan is finding himself in a weak position for more than one reason. Currently, Khan faces two challenges: the Pakistan Army and the domestic economy.
Has the US Approach to Iran Devolved into Bullying, Blackmail and “Terrorism”?
Politics,Hotspots,South Asia

By Mark J. Valencia - 16 Sep 2019

Has the US Approach to Iran Devolved into Bullying, Blackmail and “Terrorism”?

Is a Strong Leader Enough to Fight Corruption? Evidence from India and China
Politics,China,South Asia

By Lina Vyas and Alfred M. Wu - 16 Sep 2019

Is a Strong Leader Enough to Fight Corruption? Evidence from India and China

Modi’s Bahrain Visit Affirms Strong Mid-East Ties
Politics,Economy,South Asia

Modi’s Bahrain Visit Affirms Strong Mid-East Ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Bahrain came amidst much fanfare and interest. He is the very first Indian prime minister to visit the Gulf state, considering that the two countries have shared close ties for centuries.
G7 Summit and Iran: Why India Would be Watching Closely
Politics,Economy,South Asia

G7 Summit and Iran: Why India Would be Watching Closely

India has immense interest in the reduction of tensions between Washington and Tehran. The removal of tensions is important for India in the context of its oil needs as well as the Chabahar Port project which is India’s gateway to Afghanistan.
Strategic Challenges of India in Globalization
Politics,Society,South Asia

Strategic Challenges of India in Globalization

There are three major sets of challenges for India’s foreign policy. Firstly, meeting strategic challenges; secondly, responding to challenges of globalization and managing critical issues; and thirdly, evolving a national consensus on India’s national interests.
India’s Trade Ties with Afghanistan Affected by India-Pakistan Tensions
Politics,Economy,South Asia

India’s Trade Ties with Afghanistan Affected by India-Pakistan Tensions

After India withdrew the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan suspended trade ties with India and banned all imports and exports. Pakistan also decided to suspend the import of Indian goods to Afghanistan under the Pakistan-Afghanistan transit treaty.
Holistic Development of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Politics,Economy,South Asia

Holistic Development of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an archipelago of 572 islands, is strategically located in the Indian Ocean and has the potential to play a decisive role in the shaping of India’s Indo-Pacific policy.
On Kashmir, Pakistan Again Loses Diplomatic War to India
Politics,South Asia

On Kashmir, Pakistan Again Loses Diplomatic War to India

India always maintained that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of its territory and termed the revocation as a purely domestic affair. Pakistan, which occupies the other half of the territory and lays claims on religious grounds to Indian Kashmir, however went ballistic.
The Geo-Politics of Internal Reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir
Politics,South Asia

The Geo-Politics of Internal Reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir

The internal re-organization of Jammu and Kashmir came about with the abrogation of an extra-ordinary law weaved into the Indian Constitution that gave a special status to the province. It set off a whirlwind of speculations about what this act was “really” meant to achieve.
India Contributing to a Bigger Share of the ASEAN Tourism Pie
Economy,South Asia,Southeast Asia

India Contributing to a Bigger Share of the ASEAN Tourism Pie

The first half of 2019 witnessed a decline in the number of Chinese tourists visiting ASEAN nations. Countries like Thailand can look to India to fill the gap. In 2018, 1.6 million Indians visited Thailand.
India-US Relations: Natural Partners, With Conditions Applied
Politics,Economy,South Asia

India-US Relations: Natural Partners, With Conditions Applied

Into its second term with a resounding majority, the domestically upbeat government at the center in India is experiencing international turbulence, generated by a cause not unknown, a moody United States of America.
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