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The Jihadi Factor in India-Pakistan Peace Process
May 01, 2006

The Jihadi Factor in India-Pakistan Peace Process

The India-Pakistan peace process, punctuated with -uctuating waves of optimism and anxiety, has completed three years, and it is appropriate, and timely, to review whether the primary On April 22, 2003 the Indian Prime Minister, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, told the Indian Parliament that India was unilaterally opening “the doors for talks” with Pakistan. The offer was based on two simple premises: one, that Pakistan would stop cross-border in

The limitations of India-Japan partnership
Feb 04, 2014

The limitations of India-Japan partnership

While it might be politically palatable to consider a purely Asia-Pacific strategic partnership to maintain stability in the region, this will be strategically short-sighted because no such partnership will have the military muscle or diplomatic heft to achieve its objectives.

The Long Road to Finding an End to Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Crisis
Dec 02, 2021

The Long Road to Finding an End to Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Crisis

Afghanistan is facing its most complex humanitarian crisis yet, resulting from the cascading impacts of four decades of conflicts and endemic poverty, and in more recent years, climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and chronic foreign aid dependency. Today, 97 percent of all Afghans live below poverty line, and one in every three Afghans (or 14 million) face severe hunger. This report seeks to understand the complexities of Afghanistan’s human

The military’s continuing hold over Pakistan
Mar 22, 2024

The military’s continuing hold over Pakistan

Pakistan’s new government rests on a stolen mandate engineered by the military

The near future of international law in cyberspace: Contentions and realities
Jan 15, 2022

The near future of international law in cyberspace: Contentions and realities

International stability can be endangered if the fine points of how international law applies to cyber operations are not determined

The overlooked heartland — Recognising the strategic relevance of Central Asia in the US-China rivalry
Dec 28, 2020

The overlooked heartland — Recognising the strategic relevance of Central Asia in the US-China rivalry

The US proclaims its main goal in the region is to expand security cooperation with Central Asian states and improve their ability to respond to the c

The Pakistan quagmire
Mar 03, 2022

The Pakistan quagmire

Pakistan’s economic instability accompanied by the growing crisis in Afghanistan has pushed it in a tight corner

The road to an evenly distributed TechFuture should put the needs of the Global South front and centre
Oct 17, 2021

The road to an evenly distributed TechFuture should put the needs of the Global South front and centre

Countries in the Global South are keen on leveraging cyberspace for their economic development, and thus, have a considerable interest in the security

The Saudi Shockwaves
Jun 28, 2003

The Saudi Shockwaves

For over seven decades the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia took justifiable pride in the stability of its political system, the tranquility of its social scene, and the in the overall loyalty of its citizenry. The compelling simplicity of the Saudi flag reflected the cohesion. Occasional murmurs of discontent, and an eruption or two in recent decades, did not belie this judgment.

The Southern African Development Community and the Mozambique insurgency
Jul 13, 2021

The Southern African Development Community and the Mozambique insurgency

The stability and security of Mozambique is a cause of international concern.

The UNSG High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation outlines the challenge: Here’s what we need to work on for the solution
Jul 12, 2019

The UNSG High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation outlines the challenge: Here’s what we need to work on for the solution

In this age of contestation, the Panel's report falls short in contributing to coherence and stability.

The US-Russia tango, and the Indo-Pacific
Jan 07, 2022

The US-Russia tango, and the Indo-Pacific

Stability in Russia-US ties will alleviate pressure on India at a time when the rise of China has changed the geopolitical calculus for  the Indo-Pacific

The US-Taliban deal on Afghanistan is not a ‘model’
Oct 27, 2021

The US-Taliban deal on Afghanistan is not a ‘model’

The US-Taliban deal must be subjected to consistent academic scrutiny as an agreement that was designed for a safe exit passage from a theatre of war for the US, not stability for Afghanistan or the Afghan people

The Xi Plan: The Political Factors Driving China’s COVID-19 Strategy
Dec 19, 2022

The Xi Plan: The Political Factors Driving China’s COVID-19 Strategy

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is seeking to promote a political model with centralisation and one-party rule at the core to achieve economic growth and stability. This brief assesses the extent to which the CCP’s policymaking mechanisms and internal politics have influenced China’s strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is an answer to Modi’s enigma on Galwan
Jun 24, 2020

There is an answer to Modi’s enigma on Galwan

Modi’s efforts appear prescient, but the answers to the questions he posed remain equally elusive. How do you maintain stability on a border that h

Three years of India-Pakistan border ceasefire: Stable and unsteady
Mar 19, 2024

Three years of India-Pakistan border ceasefire: Stable and unsteady

New Delhi is aware that Pakistan’s military establishment will continue its proxy war, nonetheless, it favours a ceasefire for as long as possible w

Tightening the reins: Regulating stablecoins
Aug 24, 2023

Tightening the reins: Regulating stablecoins

By regulating stablecoins, authorities can strike a balance between innovation and safeguarding the interests of users and the global economy.

Tinkering isn’t enough: Time for basic reforms
Sep 17, 2019

Tinkering isn’t enough: Time for basic reforms

An interest burden growing faster than GDP growth by 2.5 percentage points is not a comforting signal for fiscal stability.

Trade wars: Can the WTO strike back?
Oct 05, 2018

Trade wars: Can the WTO strike back?

More worrying are Washington’s actions before the WTO, which can affect the efficiency and capacity of its robust Dispute Settlement Mechanism. This

Turkey And Syria Press The Pause Button
Dec 17, 2011

Turkey And Syria Press The Pause Button

Just as Europe is beginning to look economically desperate, Turkey next door looks like the very picture of economic, political and strategic stability. The ultimate irony, ofcourse, is that after having prepared itself on every possible count for eligibility to enter Europe.

Under the Radar, Above the Norm: The Evolving Dimensions of Thai-Japanese Cooperation
Mar 27, 2024

Under the Radar, Above the Norm: The Evolving Dimensions of Thai-Japanese Cooperation

Japan-Thailand relations are understated, yet dynamic and continuing to evolve. The two have worked towards fortifying their ties across various sectors, including defence, investments, and energy, undergirded by a mutual commitment to regional stability and economic prosperity. A paramount interest is navigating the geopolitical complexities of the times, amid growing external threats that necessitate deeper security cooperation comprising bilat

Understanding China’s response to ethnic conflicts in Myanmar
Apr 10, 2019

Understanding China’s response to ethnic conflicts in Myanmar

In recent years, China has been playing a proactive and assertive role in neighbouring Myanmar’s internal conflicts, most of them driven by tensions between the Myanmar military and ethnic armed groups. Current scholarly studies examine the factors responsible for China’s increased role, identifying, amongst them, Beijing’s concerns on border stability and nationalist pressure from within. These analyses, however, neglect to delve into the

UNESCO caught in the Japan-Korea crossfire
Jun 02, 2015

UNESCO caught in the Japan-Korea crossfire

Historical issues straining Japan-Korea ties have severely limited the two countries to leverage their strategic and economic convergences to strengthen their partnership which could contribute a lot for regional peace and stability.

Untangling Niger’s military coup
Aug 26, 2023

Untangling Niger’s military coup

As the new regime tries to establish itself, it is being pulled in several directions from powers and forces within and without Niger

Vying for investments: Nepal’s quest to become a ‘zone of investment’
May 27, 2024

Vying for investments: Nepal’s quest to become a ‘zone of investment’

Despite Nepal's aspirations to become a ‘zone of investment,’ structural and political obstacles prevent the country from achieving this goal.

Water for Peace: Sustainable water management can play a pivotal role in building and maintaining peace
Mar 21, 2024

Water for Peace: Sustainable water management can play a pivotal role in building and maintaining peace

Restoration, management, and protection of water resources can contribute to peace and long-term stability

What ails India’s public transport systems? The case of Mumbai
Sep 13, 2019

What ails India’s public transport systems? The case of Mumbai

In January 2019 employees of the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) in Mumbai held an eight-day strike to demand, among others, higher wages. The strike affected nearly three million daily commuters in India’s financial capital. It also highlighted the crises that have crippled Mumbai’s municipal public transport service for years: after the cross-subsidies from the electric supply division of BEST to its public transport ar

What does an emerging Squad in the Indo-Pacific mean for India?
May 24, 2024

What does an emerging Squad in the Indo-Pacific mean for India?

This new mini-lateral grouping of the US and three of its allies could coordinate actions with the Quad for regional stability

What does the upcoming Nepal election portend?
Nov 20, 2022

What does the upcoming Nepal election portend?

As Nepal heads to polls, many hope for a clear victory of any one political party to avoid a period of instability

What next for Iran?
May 21, 2024

What next for Iran?

Although Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi’s death leaves the country to face an uncertain future, it would not have any significant short-term impac

What’s the shelf-life of Shehbaz Sharif’s ‘hybrid pro-max’ regime?
Mar 12, 2024

What’s the shelf-life of Shehbaz Sharif’s ‘hybrid pro-max’ regime?

For all intents and purposes, this government is here to stay so long as it doesn’t fall out with the military

Why India should buy into Trump's plan
Aug 28, 2017

Why India should buy into Trump's plan

If it wants to be a source of regional stability, it must act like one.

Why restoring democracy in Guinea is important
Apr 25, 2024

Why restoring democracy in Guinea is important

With growing political instability and economic crisis in Guinea, the likelihood of Guinea joining the Alliance of Sahel States appears to be high

अफगाणिस्तानबद्दलचा ‘पोझिशन पेपर’ आणि चीनची प्रतिमा
May 11, 2023

अफगाणिस्तानबद्दलचा ‘पोझिशन पेपर’ आणि चीनची प्रतिमा

चीनचे अफगाणिस्तानबद्दलचे धोरण पाहिले तर अनेक बाबी समोर येतात. जगातील वादग्रस्त समस्या सोडवण्यासाठी आपण सध्या मोठी गुंतवणूक करत आहोत, असे चीनला दाखवायचे आहे. अफगाणिस्ता�

अमेरिका चीन यांच्यातील भेटी सुधारणांच्या दिशेने?
Oct 20, 2023

अमेरिका चीन यांच्यातील भेटी सुधारणांच्या दिशेने?

अमेरिका आणि चीन यांच्यातील वरिष्ठ स्तरावरील राजनैतिक भेटी विविध मुद्द्यांवर दळणवळणाची माध्यमे पुन्हा प्रस्थापित करण्याचा प्रयत्न करत आहेत.

अशांत म्यांमार: क्षेत्रीय सुरक्षा फिर ख़तरे में
Oct 15, 2022

अशांत म्यांमार: क्षेत्रीय सुरक्षा फिर ख़तरे में

म्यांमार में लगातार जारी हिंसा राष्ट्र के भीतर और आसपास �

आर्थिक स्थिरतेसह हवामानविषयक कृती
Oct 11, 2023

आर्थिक स्थिरतेसह हवामानविषयक कृती

हवामान बदलाशी संबंधित जोखीमा आणि धोके गुंतागुंतीचे आहेत आणि ते परस्परांशी संबंधीतही आहेत, त्यामुळे आज जागतिक अर्थव्यवस्थेला मोठा धोका निर्माण झाला आहे. त्यामुळेच आर्थ�

इंडो-पॅसिफिकमधील क्वाडचे भविष्य
Mar 19, 2024

इंडो-पॅसिफिकमधील क्वाडचे भविष्य

उणिवा असूनही, क्वाड जे करत आहे ते चालू ठेवले पाहिजे. म्हणज

इराण आणि पाकिस्तान : आधीच अडचणीत सापडलेल्या पाकिस्तानसमोर आणखीन एक आव्हान
Feb 12, 2024

इराण आणि पाकिस्तान : आधीच अडचणीत सापडलेल्या पाकिस्तानसमोर आणखीन एक आव्हान

इराण आणि पाकिस्तान यांनी 'जशास तसं' करून दाखवण्याची शक्य�

इराणमध्ये पुढे काय होणार?
May 27, 2024

इराणमध्ये पुढे काय होणार?

इराणचे अध्यक्ष इब्राहिम रईसी यांचा मृत्यू झाल्याने देश�

इस्रायल-गाझा युद्ध – धक्का आणि धडे
Oct 16, 2023

इस्रायल-गाझा युद्ध – धक्का आणि धडे

सारे जग अस्थिरतेशी सामना करीत असताना इस्रायल आणि पॅलेस्टाइनच्या लढ्याने या अस्थिरतेत आणखी एक अधिक तीव्रतेची धोकायदायक भर पडली आहे.

इस्रायल-हमास युद्ध: ‘नव्या’ मध्य-पूर्वेसाठी एक आव्हान
Oct 14, 2023

इस्रायल-हमास युद्ध: ‘नव्या’ मध्य-पूर्वेसाठी एक आव्हान

भौगोलिक घटकांवर आधारित आर्थिक संबंधांना प्राधान्य देण्

ऊर्जा संक्रमणाच्या आकांक्षेला गुंतवणुकीचे समर्थन असणे आवश्यक
Jan 30, 2024

ऊर्जा संक्रमणाच्या आकांक्षेला गुंतवणुकीचे समर्थन असणे आवश्यक

विकासाची उद्दिष्टे आणि ऊर्जा संक्रमणाची उद्दिष्टे साध्

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Apr 15, 2022

एशिया-पैसिफिक क्षेत्र: दक्षिणी प्रशांत क्षेत्र में अस्थिरता ने बढ़ाई चिंता!

इंडो-पैसिफिक आइलैंड (द्वीप) में चीन की बढ़ती आर्थिक और भू-र�

कडधान्ये: पृथ्वीचे संरक्षण आणि समुदायांचे पोषण
Feb 19, 2024

कडधान्ये: पृथ्वीचे संरक्षण आणि समुदायांचे पोषण

जागतिक कडधान्य दिन विविध भागधारकांना एकत्र येण्याची आण�