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The endgame in Afghanistan: Darker clouds gather

The last time I wrote about Afghanistan, I tried to offer a balanced look at the arguments for both pessimism and modest opti...

Blinken’s single-point agenda in Delhi – China

Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (R) welcomes the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, New Delhi, July 28, 2021. T...

Catastrophe stalks Afghanistan as the US and its allies da...

Honor guards stand next to the coffins of Georgian servicemen who were killed in Afghanistan, in Tbilisi, Georgia, on May 16, 2013. T...

Imran Khan: Pakistan is ready to be a partner for peace in...

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani attend a joint news conference at the presidential palac...

As US exits Afghanistan, China prepares for threat of secu...

A Chinese official adjusts a national flag in front of an ornamental window at the Xinjing Room of the Great Hall of the People in Be...

Modi government’s approach towards India’s smaller neighbo...

On May 21, Bangladesh’s foreign minister AK Abdul Momen spoke to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi when Beijing pledged to provide...

A reminder for New Delhi: India isn’t Bangladesh’s gatekee...

DO NOT REUSE A woman in Dhaka during the Shakrain festival. | Ata Adnan A new generation of Bangladeshis are defining their c...

India’s prime minister is down but not out

The story of Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, has been a fable of extraordinary good fortune. From running a railway t...

India’s Democracy Is the World’s Problem

Adam Maida / The Atlantic When the G7 group of rich democracies assembles this weekend in southwest England, it will discuss issue...

India tightens its grip on the Maldives

Addu City. India is tightening its grip over the Maldives with three recent steps: It is believed to have been the primary for...

As trade with China grows despite tensions, Modi’s ‘self-r...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for self-reliance from China. Photo: AFP Calls in New Delhi to boycott Chinese impo...

Australia: Kick-starting a new strategic and defence partn...

Australia’s 2020 defence strategic update identifies the northeast Indian Ocean as a priority area as part of our immediate regio...

Why Modi must swallow his pride and accept Chinese coronav...

A man points to notices displayed in a hospital indicating that coronavirus vaccines are out of stock, in Amritsar, India, on May 17....

Suu Kyi's inconvenient truth and the origins of Myanmar's...

Demonstrators hold up signs during a protest against the military coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi...

Modi’s Hindutva targets another Muslim-majority area in In...

After dismantling a constitutional provision which had given Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir Statehood with some amount of autonomy,...

Seven years of Modi: Why India needs to find its Joe Biden

File photo of US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: Facebook. The Narendra Modi-led BJP government compl...

Russia fortifies Central Asia military clout before US Afg...

Joint Russian-Tajik drills near the Afghanistan border: Moscow has sought to strengthen its 201st military base in Tajikistan, i...

Pakistan's top diplomat warns China could fill void left b...

Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the United Nations's special session in New York on May 20 (Courtesy of the Pakis...

India's all too frequent disconnect between ambition and r...

Narendra Modi speaks during the inauguration ceremony of the "Make In India" week in Mumbai in February 2016: India has failed to dev...

A wary Sino-US dance around the Myanmar morass

ST ILLUSTRATION: MANNY FRANCISCO  On May 12, shortly after Myanmar marked 100 days after the military coup, US officials twee...

Why Biden is right to leave Afghanistan

A mural in Kabul, Afghanistan, depicting Washington’s peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, left, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the l...