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Issues

Is Bangladesh moving to normalize relations with Israel?

Israel turns out to be on a diplomatic spree of late. After mending fences with erstwhile foes in the Gulf and North Africa, a new door...

Kashmiris and their indomitable fighting spirit

A group of envoys visited the illegally-occupied Jammu and Kashmir State ostensibly to take first-hand account of the situation in Jamm...

Billions of US dollars wasted in Afghanistan

Since 2008, various U.S. government agencies have constructed or procured nearly $7.8 billion in capital assets in Afghanistan. Of that...

Is India calibrating to reverse or shift policies in the p...

After months of border standoff from May 2020, Indian and Chinese troops had successfully carried out disengagement at the northern and...

How India played into China's hands on the border dispute

Indian and Chinese troops and tanks disengage from the banks of Pangong lake area in Eastern Ladakh where they had been deployed oppo...

India versus Bangladesh over new Rohingya crisis ahead of...

A group of Rohingya refugees, who left Bangladesh last month, were found adrift in the Andaman Sea by the Indian Coast Guard. Banglad...

How India’s regional strategy is adapting to the post-Trum...

India surprised many of its critics by successfully carrying out the synchronised disengagement of its forces along the north...

Stay, go, delay: Joe Biden is trapped and has no good choi...

US soldiers, deployed to train Afghan forces, in Herat. Photograph: Jalil Rezayee/EPA Of all the foreign hazards, snares, pitfalls...

Diplomacy will be a high-wire act as resistance to militar...

People march along a street to protest against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar, on Feb 26, 2021.PHOTO: NYTIMES Nearly one m...

China-India demilitarized zone upsets defense officials in...

Indian soldiers stand near Zojila mountain pass, bordering China, in Nov. 2020 After the deadliest fighting in decades, India and...

What if Supreme court gives Nepal Communist Party to Katte...

The Oli-Dahal party was registered as the Nepal Communist Party (NCP)—with NCP within brackets—at the Election Commission...

Chinese legislator urges enhanced drone usage along border...

A GJ-11 stealth attack drone makes its parade debut during the National Day parade held in Beijing on October 1, 2019. Photo: Fan Lin...

Tiny Himalayan nation Bhutan shows how to fight Covid-19 p...

Authorities in the country of around 750,000 people said it will start vaccinating its citizens in March.PHOTO: AFP Bhutan was the...

Chinese-Indian foreign ministers’ exchange to ensure conse...

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on the s...

Myanmar’s coup takes a rising economic toll

Business operations are yet to fully resume following a coup d’etat launched by Myanmar’s powerful military three weeks ago...

AMAN Exercises 2021: Pakistan Navy investing in peace

The Indian Ocean is the new arena for geopolitical contestation between major powers. The US in its geopolitical contest with China has...

India's silence toward Myanmar shows its wariness of China

Aung San Suu Kyi and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With China staring down at it, New Delhi has realized the need to take a pr...

Why the 2020 violence in Delhi was a pogrom

A Delhi municipal worker stands next to the remains of vehicles, steel cupboards and other materials on a street vandalised during...

Peace agreement and American options in Afghanistan

The Janus-faced pseudo Afghanistan analyst community — local and foreign — is in overdrive telling all and sundry about the...

Imran Khan’s Sri Lanka visit may foster strategic partners...

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan (L) meets his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa (R) in Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 24,...

More Indians face sedition charges, few convicted, but man...

Last week, Disha Ravi (centre), a 22-year-old climate activist, was arrested under India's colonial-era sedition law.PHOTO: AFP Mo...