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Instability in Gabon after presidential elections
Sep 12, 2016

Instability in Gabon after presidential elections

Developing volatility in the aftermath of presidential elections in Gabon.

Afghanistan: No Sign of End to Instability
Jan 31, 2008

Afghanistan: No Sign of End to Instability

The situation in Afghanistan is grim. There is a tendency to confuse random acts of violence with the instability caused by the the Taliban or the neo-Taliban. An analysis of the violent incidents in Afghanistan in the past few years has revealed that more than two-thirds of the violence has been related to land, resources or power-politics, pointing towards unequal sharing of power at the sub-national level. A round-table discussion on Afghanis

As coalition talks fail in Germany, instability is the new normal
Nov 21, 2017

As coalition talks fail in Germany, instability is the new normal

There are only two possible ways out of the current stalemate in Germany.

Bangladesh: Is political violence reviving instability?
Dec 14, 2012

Bangladesh: Is political violence reviving instability?

Bangladesh witnessed the worst kind of political violence in the past few weeks following a series of protests called by the Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its ally Jamaat-e-Islami (JI).

Does Xi’s bid to tighten his grip signal the potential for impending instability in China?
Feb 27, 2018

Does Xi’s bid to tighten his grip signal the potential for impending instability in China?

Taking more and more titles and power may actually be a sign that Xi Jinping is not being able push through his policies in the way he wants.

Elections verdict: Nepal heading towards political instability
Dec 13, 2022

Elections verdict: Nepal heading towards political instability

The lack of a clear victor in this election indicates that Nepal is bound to confront a period of political turmoil

Mayhem in Myanmar: An impetus to regional instability?
Oct 10, 2022

Mayhem in Myanmar: An impetus to regional instability?

The continued violence in Myanmar is threatening stability within and around the nation

Pakistan: Persisting instability
Dec 19, 2023

Pakistan: Persisting instability

Going into 2024, Pakistan remains in the throes of a polycrisis, without a clear roadmap on how to navigate it

Political economic instability and Wang Yi’s peripheral diplomacy in Sri Lanka  
Feb 04, 2022

Political economic instability and Wang Yi’s peripheral diplomacy in Sri Lanka  

Will Sri Lanka be able to withstand both domestic instability and critical foreign policy concerns?

Afghanistan: COVID-19 exposes weaknesses in health infrastructure
Apr 20, 2020

Afghanistan: COVID-19 exposes weaknesses in health infrastructure

In the midst of growing political instability, emerging complexities in the peace process, and significant aid cuts, the coronavirus outbreak is intensifying the struggle on all fronts in Afghanistan.

Bangladesh economy: Strong points and red flags
Dec 09, 2022

Bangladesh economy: Strong points and red flags

Bangladesh’s depleting forex reserves, falling remittances, high level of inflation, and an impending energy crisis among others are haunting its fu

Beijing’s imperialism casts a shadow from South China Sea to the Pamirs
Aug 12, 2020

Beijing’s imperialism casts a shadow from South China Sea to the Pamirs

While the undercurrents of China’s aggression in the South China Sea are still gathering storm, Beijing has made a similar “historical” claim on

Caught in the crossfire: The establishment’s Imran problem
Nov 11, 2022

Caught in the crossfire: The establishment’s Imran problem

Imran’s unceasing attacks on the government and the military have increased the instability in Pakistan

Central Asia is back in the “game”
Sep 14, 2022

Central Asia is back in the “game”

With the threat of instability looming over Central Asia, the need for regional cooperation has increased significantly.

CEPC: पाकिस्तान में अस्थिरता पैदा करता चीन और पाकिस्तान का आर्थिक गलियारा!
Mar 05, 2022

CEPC: पाकिस्तान में अस्थिरता पैदा करता चीन और पाकिस्तान का आर्थिक गलियारा!

अफ़ग़ानिस्तान और पाकिस्तान में सक्रिय संगठनों को क़ाबू �

China’s Two-Front Conundrum: A Perspective on the India-China Border Situation
Mar 07, 2023

China’s Two-Front Conundrum: A Perspective on the India-China Border Situation

China’s actions in Ladakh since 2020 are in violation of common understandings and have brought the focus of bilateral relationship back to the issue of the border. This paper seeks to contribute to the understanding of China’s behaviour along the India-China border by exploring a fresh perspective that explains the instability along the border as a function of China’s two-front conundrum. It makes a historical account of past events to arg

Deepening economic crisis in Nepal
Jan 23, 2024

Deepening economic crisis in Nepal

Despite the growing political instability in Nepal, the government needs to take bold steps to revamp the economy

Enhancing connectivity and regional integration: The India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway project
Jul 28, 2023

Enhancing connectivity and regional integration: The India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway project

Growing political instability in Myanmar and financial issues have stymied the progress of the Trilateral Highway project

Fragile politics: A necessary and sufficient condition for reforms
Jul 24, 2021

Fragile politics: A necessary and sufficient condition for reforms

India’s polity seems to accept big-bang economic reforms only under two co-existing circumstances: Political instability and an economic crisis.

Hamas-Israel war's global energy impact will depend on whether the conflict theatre widens
Oct 13, 2023

Hamas-Israel war's global energy impact will depend on whether the conflict theatre widens

Even if there’s a ground invasion by Israel into Gaza and an extended conflict, the impact on energy prices and the resultant OPEC response would depend on the scale and reach that the conflict takes. If it remains localised without affecting major oil producers or transit routes, prices may see limited immediate change, prompting OPEC to maintain current production levels

Historic support to PM Prachanda in the Parliament: Will he give a new direction to Nepal?
Jan 16, 2023

Historic support to PM Prachanda in the Parliament: Will he give a new direction to Nepal?

A period of instability continues to loom large over Nepal as, despite the overwhelming support garnered by PM Prachanda, it won’t translate into re

How India was forced to conduct the nuclear tests of 1998
May 09, 2023

How India was forced to conduct the nuclear tests of 1998

The Pokhran II tests took place when India was undergoing major domestic crises, but there was bipartisan consensus to enable India’s nuclear aspira

How the Taliban is navigating the war in Gaza
May 06, 2024

How the Taliban is navigating the war in Gaza

Despite the public position taken by the Taliban on the war in Gaza, its response has remained largely muted.

Human trafficking across the BBIN subregional borders: Awaiting a concrete framework
Jul 30, 2022

Human trafficking across the BBIN subregional borders: Awaiting a concrete framework

Better border management and regulations need to be set in place by the BBIN member states to curb human trafficking in this region.

Imran Khan’s long march: Capitulation, chaos or coup
Nov 03, 2022

Imran Khan’s long march: Capitulation, chaos or coup

Though nobody is sure what will be the outcome of the march to Islamabad, it is clear that Pakistan is in for a period of continued instability

India and China: A gathering nuclear storm?
Aug 21, 2023

India and China: A gathering nuclear storm?

The Doklam crisis of 2017 illustrates the increasing tension in India and China’s nuclear relationship. There are elements of stability and instability in such relationship, and this brief examines them. Stability, on one hand, is derived from a history of military and political restraint, ongoing institutionalised negotiations, and growing economic relations. However, the continuing border dispute and disagreement on a non-demarcated Line of A

India and Israel can be pivots in reglobalising Asia
Mar 28, 2023

India and Israel can be pivots in reglobalising Asia

In the face of growing regional uncertainty and global instability, India and Israel, with other partners, must explore and develop robust cooperation

India's stakes in Maldives' power struggle
Mar 24, 2015

India's stakes in Maldives' power struggle

With Narendra Modi pursuing a very active Indian Ocean region diplomacy, Maldives cannot be kept away from his outreach programme. Maldives is key to our strategic interests in the Indian Ocean and any instability or discord in its internal affairs would have a bearing on our security.

India-Myanmar border: Escalating human trafficking concerns
Aug 01, 2023

India-Myanmar border: Escalating human trafficking concerns

The instability in Myanmar has created a conducive environment for human trafficking at the India-Myanmar border with IT workers being made victims to

India’s continuing role in Nepal’s economic development
Jul 31, 2020

India’s continuing role in Nepal’s economic development

Cooperation on the economic front between India and Nepal can have a healing effect even during occasional ruptures.

India’s G20 Presidency: Shaping the post-pandemic world
Nov 22, 2022

India’s G20 Presidency: Shaping the post-pandemic world

India will have to navigate through the challenges as it assumes the G20 presidency at a time of geopolitical instability

India’s response to state fragility in Africa
Oct 27, 2017

India’s response to state fragility in Africa

New Delhi is increasingly positioning itself as a significant player in African peace, security and development. Examining the question of how India responds to state fragility in Africa, this brief finds that India’s engagement is mostly transactional: working around, rather than on, sources of political fragility. Development and security interventions tend to operate in silos, but might change if Indian commercial investments are threatened

Interpreting the unprecedented political transition in Sudan
Sep 18, 2020

Interpreting the unprecedented political transition in Sudan

Political instability in Sudan can affect the entire north and northeast Africa as well as the West Asian region.

Iran and Pakistan: Another front for an already embattled Islamabad
Jan 19, 2024

Iran and Pakistan: Another front for an already embattled Islamabad

Chances are that the tit-for-tat exchange between Iran and Pakistan will not escalate; neither side wants nor can afford an open conflict

Is Myanmar impeding India’s Act East Policy?
Mar 27, 2024

Is Myanmar impeding India’s Act East Policy?

Growing political instability in Myanmar is hindering India from achieving its Act East Policy objectives

Is The Indian Hydro Power Development In Deep Waters?
Nov 21, 2011

Is The Indian Hydro Power Development In Deep Waters?

If hydro power potential of 150,000 MW is to be realised by the end of 2030 as assumed in the Integrated Energy Policy 2006, the government must ensure that policies address the crucial stumbling block of regulatory, social and environmental instability.

ISKP is a mounting threat to India’s regional security
Oct 07, 2022

ISKP is a mounting threat to India’s regional security

In the last year, ISKP, through its violent attacks, has attempted to create instability in Afghanistan and beyond to trigger propaganda for its jihadi goals.

Israel Unrest: Benjamin Netanyahu, synonymous with crisis, faces yet another
Mar 28, 2023

Israel Unrest: Benjamin Netanyahu, synonymous with crisis, faces yet another

Netanyahu revived his political career through an alliance with far-right groups. His acceding to their drastic demands like the overhaul of the country’s judiciary has ended up exposing the deep fault lines behind Israel’s chronic political instability

Libya: A failed State
Dec 18, 2014

Libya: A failed State

Since the overthrow of the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has been plagued by violence and instability. Internecine fighting for power seems be the new norm in Libya, and the country has gradually slipped into a quagmire of civil war.

Military takeover in Gabon: A coup d’état or palace revolution?
Sep 15, 2023

Military takeover in Gabon: A coup d’état or palace revolution?

The coup in Gabon highlights a fundamental cause of coups throughout Africa: The demise of electoral processes and the rising popularity of military a

Myanmar’s trade relations with China
Mar 31, 2023

Myanmar’s trade relations with China

The trade relationship between Myanmar and China continues to flourish despite the growing domestic instability in Myanmar

Navigating the interlinkage of climate change and malaria in SIDS
Apr 25, 2024

Navigating the interlinkage of climate change and malaria in SIDS

The rising cases of malaria in SIDS need a renewed global response to mitigate climate-induced transmission and re-emergence

Navigating uncertainty: India's strategic dilemma in Myanmar
Mar 16, 2024

Navigating uncertainty: India's strategic dilemma in Myanmar

The Arakan Army's hold on vital areas along the Kaladan project route requires India to balance the Junta and other factions to safeguard its strategi

Nepal: An uncertain future
Sep 19, 2014

Nepal: An uncertain future

It is almost a year since fresh elections to the Constituent Assembly in Nepal took place for the formation of a new government and the writing of a new constitution that would, as was expected then, be a breath of fresh air for a country long engulfed in political and social unrest -- and political and constitutional instability afterward.

Pakistan to remain unstable
Aug 22, 2008

Pakistan to remain unstable

Pakistan would continue to grapple with political instability, economic crisis and resurgence in radicalism even after the exit of former President Pervez Musharraf, leaving Pakistan Army in a jockeying position.

Pakistan: Aftermath of a destabilising verdict
Jul 23, 2022

Pakistan: Aftermath of a destabilising verdict

Pakistan further descends into chaos as the recent bye-elections send shockwaves throughout the political and economic domains.