Is India Recalibrating its Afghan Policy?
Politics,Security,South Asia
By Aditi Bhaduri - 04 Jan 2019

Is India Recalibrating its Afghan Policy?

It would certainly seem so. After years, nay decades, of refusal to talk to the Taliban, India sent its representatives to Moscow on November 9, 2018 to finally sit at the same table as the representatives of the militant organization at the “Moscow format.”
The Islamic State of Khorasan Expands in Afghanistan
Politics,Security,South Asia

By Abdul Basit - 03 Jan 2019

The Islamic State of Khorasan Expands in Afghanistan

The DPP Electoral Debacle Was Predestined by Three Public Opinion Trends
Politics,East Asia

By Dongtao Qi - 02 Jan 2019

The DPP Electoral Debacle Was Predestined by Three Public Opinion Trends

India’s Budding Relationship with Myanmar: What It Means to China
Politics,South Asia,Southeast Asia

India’s Budding Relationship with Myanmar: What It Means to China

In December 2018, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind paid a five-day visit to provide assistance to Myanmar in terms of the planned repatriation of Rohingya refugees and to enhance the trade cooperation between the two countries.
By Nian Peng - 31 Dec 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The 2018 Bangladesh Elections
Politics,South Asia

The 2018 Bangladesh Elections

Amidst political turmoil and deadlock of the past decade, the people of Bangladesh will elect their representatives for the Jatiya Sansad on December 30, 2018. This will be the 11th parliamentary election for a total of 350 seats.
By Rishi Gupta - 28 Dec 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
China and US Intellectual Property and Technology
Politics,Economy,China

China and US Intellectual Property and Technology

Recently, American accusations that China is stealing its intellectual property and technology have caused serious stress in US-China relations. The imputations provoke questions that deserve answers.
US-China Interactions and other Sideshows at the APEC and G20 Meetings
Politics,Economy,China

US-China Interactions and other Sideshows at the APEC and G20 Meetings

The APEC meeting turned out to be frosty and cold between the world’s two largest economies, as it did not produce a joint communique at the end. The G20 meeting was more fruitful as China and the US agreed to a temporary trade truce.
By Tai Wei Lim - 21 Dec 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
"Flies and Barriers": On the China-US Relationship
Politics,Economy,China

"Flies and Barriers": On the China-US Relationship

American thinking about the ways we interact with other nations is shifting from acceptance of asymmetries to demands for reciprocity and equal treatment.
The Sino-Indian Great Game in Iran: Why China has the Advantage
Politics,China,South Asia

The Sino-Indian Great Game in Iran: Why China has the Advantage

US decision to grant exemptions from sanctions to India, China and six other countries importing Iranian oil reveals how the quest for energy security, enhanced connectivity and economic progress are intertwined with strategy in the Sino-Indian Great Game in Iran.
The Looming Internal Crisis in Nepal
Politics,Economy,South Asia

The Looming Internal Crisis in Nepal

Nepal’s ruling Left Unity won 174 seats in the 275-member parliament in December 2017. However, ever since assuming the office of the Prime Minister, KP Sharma Oli has been under public scrutiny and criticism for failing on several grounds.
By Rishi Gupta - 17 Dec 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The Long Walk to Dawn: Peace Processes and Afghanistan
Politics,Security,South Asia

The Long Walk to Dawn: Peace Processes and Afghanistan

There are two major international peace efforts that are currently underway to restore peace and stability in Afghanistan: the recently galvanized American push for peace led by Zalmay Khalilzad and the year-old Moscow-led consultations.
Understanding the Sino-US Trade War
Politics,Economy,China

Understanding the Sino-US Trade War

Since the Sino-US trade war involves more than China and the US themselves, certain countries which are in cooperative relations with China hope to see the end of the trade war.
By Yu Fu - 12 Dec 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
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