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

Following the Islamic State’s battlefield and territorial losses in the Middle East, its franchise in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, the Islamic State of Khorasan, has emerged as the group’s most brutal iteration.
India’s Budding Relationship with Myanmar: What It Means to China
Politics,South Asia,Southeast Asia

By Nian Peng - 31 Dec 2018

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

The 2018 Bangladesh Elections
Politics,South Asia

By Rishi Gupta - 28 Dec 2018

The 2018 Bangladesh Elections

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.
The Quad and a “Rules-based Order” in the Indo-Pacific Region
Security,East Asia,South Asia

The Quad and a “Rules-based Order” in the Indo-Pacific Region

Making the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) more than a buzzword, on 15 November 2018, leaders of Australia, India, Japan and the United States met on the sidelines of the 13th East Asian Summit in Singapore.
By Amrita Jash - 13 Dec 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Imran Khan’s China Visit: A Much-needed Reality Check
Politics,China,South Asia

Imran Khan’s China Visit: A Much-needed Reality Check

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan went to China eyeing immediate financial assistance to negotiate a bailout package from the International Monitory Fund. The joint statement issued marking the end of Khan’s visit did not mention any assistance package.
By Abdul Basit - 29 Nov 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
China and India Border Talks: A Way Forward or Still a Dilemma?
China,South Asia

China and India Border Talks: A Way Forward or Still a Dilemma?

China and India are set to meet for the 21st round of Border Talks on November 23-24, 2018 in China. The two countries have not been able to achieve any remarkable progress since 2005. Will the latest round of talks make any significant difference?
By Amrita Jash - 23 Nov 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Will Pakistan Stop Appeasing the Religious Right?
Politics,South Asia

Will Pakistan Stop Appeasing the Religious Right?

Following the Pakistan Supreme Court’s decision to acquit Asia Bibi in the blasphemy case, Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan’s rabble rousing clerics provoked open mutiny within the military and issued calls to kill the three Supreme Court judges.
By Abdul Basit - 22 Nov 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
What’s Behind the Sri Lankan Political Crisis?
Politics,South Asia

What’s Behind the Sri Lankan Political Crisis?

Ranil Wickremesinghe was fired as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on October 26, 2018. Shortly before sacking Wickremesinghe, President Maithripala Sirisena appointed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister and suspended the parliament.
By Tai Wei Lim - 21 Nov 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The Modi-Abe Meeting and the Emerging Strategic Equation
Politics,East Asia,South Asia

The Modi-Abe Meeting and the Emerging Strategic Equation

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan on October 28, 2018 as part of the 13th annual summit between the two countries had brought to the fore the dynamics of the Indo-Japan bilateral relationship amidst the shifting contours of global politics.
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