• Countering Chinese Coercion: The Case of Doklam0

    Oriana Skylar Mastro and Arzan Tarapore August 29, 2017 For special access to experts and other members of the national security community, check out the new War on the Rocks membership. Editor’s Note: This is the fifth installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort,” a new series from War on the Rocks and the Stimson Center. The series

  • Human Trafficking as Security Threat in Pakistan0

    By Naila Farooq Pakistan is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. The country’s largest human trafficking problem is bonded labor, in which an initial debt assumed by a worker as part of the terms of employment is exploited, ultimately entrapping other family members,

  • Sharpening the Tusk: India’s Strategic Design0

    Amidst all the looming actions, the recent upsurge in India’s defense budget by 10 percent appears quite dubious; as it has now reached up to $43 billion. Whereas, the increased convergence of interests between the United States and India specifically in the strategic sector makes the neighboring countries apprehensive of their growing defense procurements; this

  • Why India should not align with the United States in Afghanistan0

    Luciane Noronha M. de Oliveira For a few years now, it became visible that South Asia has seen a rearrangement of its balance of power, especially due to India’s close ties to the United States. Since the beginning of the 21st century, both countries seem to share common strategic interests regarding security issues in the


    The Daily Pioneer, 26 August 2017 By Dolkun Isa – The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been touted by China and its supporters as a groundbreaking initiative, which will bring Central Asia together with increased connectivity and historic prosperity for all. It has been heralded by China as the flagship programme of its One Belt One

  • Neither Win Nor Loss, the End of the Doklam Standoff is an Opportunity0

    By Prem Shankar Jha on 28/08/2017 Today, the standoff has opened a route to the resolution of the long simmering boundary question. Can Modi turn the present draw into a victory for both India and China? The standoff between China and India on the Doklam plateau ended with India withdrawing its 40 troops and one bulldozer

  • Indian politics: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP-Common Man’s Party) wins by-poll in Delhi!0

    Dr. Abdul Ruff Dramatically, Delhiites have once again reposed faith in their Aam Aadmi Party by handing in a spectacular victory for its candidate Ram Chander in Bawana constituency. AAP once again like in the assembly poll, trounced both BJP and Congress party in the by election. The by-election was held because an AAP legislator

  • Sher Bahadur Deuba’s India Trip Was Further Evidence of China’s Influence in Nepal0

    By Biswas Baral on 28/08/2017 Political parties in Nepal want to be seen as standing up to India, the ‘old bully’, and appearing close to China, the much-needed ‘counterweight’ to India. Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Dueba with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Credit: Twitter/@MEAIndia Kathmandu: Should a new Nepali prime minister visit India upon assuming


  • India Israel relations is at a watershed moment for pragmatism

    India Israel relations is at a watershed moment for pragmatism3

    Since coming to office last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s charm offensive to rejuvenate Indian foreign policy, if nothing the perception of it, has taken him to overlooked lands such as Fiji, Seychelles and Mongolia. He will soon travel to Central Asia, the “-stans”. The spree has changed the premise of myriad foreign policy

  • Progress through pragmatism in the Indo-Bangla relationship

    Progress through pragmatism in the Indo-Bangla relationship0

    The relationship between India and Bangladesh has long been characterised by contradiction and cooperation. Relations have tended to fluctuate depending on the attitude of the governments in the respective countries. For example, when Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) was in power in 2001-2006 the Indian side alleged that Bangladesh was harboring anti-Indian elements seen to pose

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