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Abdullah Agrees to Allow Afghan Presidential Election Ballot Recount
December 14, 2019

Abdullah Agrees to Allow Afghan Presidential Election Ballot Recount

By Catherine Putz
Neither Ghani nor Abdullah are keen to repeat the 2014 election experience.

Violence in India’s Northeast Forces Delay of Japanese Prime Minister Visit
December 14, 2019

Violence in India’s Northeast Forces Delay of Japanese Prime Minister Visit

By Associated Press
Japanese PM Abe postponed a planned summit with Modi in Assam and Manipur, where protests are raging.
Invoking Greater Realism in Indian Foreign Policy
December 13, 2019

Invoking Greater Realism in Indian Foreign Policy

By Monish Tourangbam
The change and disruptions in Indian foreign policy conceptualization and practice have at best been cosmetic.

Sri Lanka’s Election Results Reveal a Divided Country
December 13, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Election Results Reveal a Divided Country

By Bahauddin Foizee
Religious nationalism influenced Sri Lanka's election results -- and that influence is not going away anytime soon.

Indian Police Kill 2 Protesters Defying Curfew in Assam
December 13, 2019

Indian Police Kill 2 Protesters Defying Curfew in Assam

By Associated Press
Protesters in Assam denounced a new bill allowing migrants fleeing religious persecution to become citizens.

What Does the Maharashtra Crisis Mean for India’s Ruling Party?
December 12, 2019

What Does the Maharashtra Crisis Mean for India’s Ruling Party?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Is the Bharatiya Janata Party not as invulnerable as once thought?

2019 in Asian Geopolitics: A Year of Change
December 12, 2019

2019 in Asian Geopolitics: A Year of Change

By Ankit Panda
From South Asia to China to Northeast Asia, 2019 was a transformative year.
Indian Army Test Fires Excalibur Extended-Range Guided Rounds From M777 Howitzers
December 12, 2019

Indian Army Test Fires Excalibur Extended-Range Guided Rounds From M777 Howitzers

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indian Army for the first time earlier this week fired Excalibur projectiles from M777 ultra light howitzers.

India, Russia Kick Off Joint Military Exercise
December 12, 2019

India, Russia Kick Off Joint Military Exercise

By Franz-Stefan Gady
This year’s Indo-Russian bilateral military exercise, dubbed Indra-2019, will be held in three Indian states and include air, ground, and naval forces of both countries.

The New Nationalism in Modi’s India
December 11, 2019

The New Nationalism in Modi’s India

By Anna Kim
Parsing the particular brand of nationalism on display in the BJP's platform.

New Strategy to Tackle Floods and Erosion in India’s Disaster Prone Northeast
December 11, 2019

New Strategy to Tackle Floods and Erosion in India’s Disaster Prone Northeast

By StoriesAsia
New measures can work to prevent disaster in this region.
Can Pakistan Comply With the FATF’s Demands on Convicting the Members of Banned Groups?
December 10, 2019

Can Pakistan Comply With the FATF’s Demands on Convicting the Members of Banned Groups?

By Umair Jamal
The FATF wants Pakistan to convict members of banned outfits. Can Pakistan comply?

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