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Perpetual Silence: Kashmir’s Economy Slumps Under Lockdown
August 14, 2020

Perpetual Silence: Kashmir’s Economy Slumps Under Lockdown

By Niha Dagia
“Our lockdown began way before the world was forced into isolation.”

Should China’s Afghan Outreach Worry India?
August 14, 2020

Should China’s Afghan Outreach Worry India?

By Monish Tourangbam and Chayanika Saxena
How should New Delhi read Chinese designs in Afghanistan?
Has Kashmir Ceased to Be Pakistan’s Jugular Vein? 
August 13, 2020

Has Kashmir Ceased to Be Pakistan’s Jugular Vein? 

By Umair Jamal
It is high time that Pakistan’s policymakers trim the size of their Kashmir narrative to match the evident realities.

Is Pakistan Losing Saudi Arabia?
August 13, 2020

Is Pakistan Losing Saudi Arabia?

By Sudha Ramachandran
By attempting to arm-twist Riyadh on the Kashmir issue, Islamabad is undermining relations with a long-time patron.

The Mauritius Disaster: Overlooked Dimensions of Maritime Security
August 12, 2020

The Mauritius Disaster: Overlooked Dimensions of Maritime Security

By Christian Bueger
For small states, oil spills are national security threats – yet few governments are prepared to deal with them.

Indian Frustration With China Grows
August 12, 2020

Indian Frustration With China Grows

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
New Delhi’s responses to Beijing’s efforts -- such as raising the Kashmir issue at the U.N. -- are becoming increasingly harsh.

With Final Prisoner Release, Afghanistan Takes a Giant Step Toward Peace
August 11, 2020

With Final Prisoner Release, Afghanistan Takes a Giant Step Toward Peace

By Ahmad Mohibi
At long last, the Afghan government and the Taliban are ready to start their long-delayed peace talks.
India to Ban Imports of 101 Items of Military Equipment
August 10, 2020

India to Ban Imports of 101 Items of Military Equipment

By Associated Press
In an effort to boost domestic production, India will no longer import a variety of items that can be made inside the country.

Why Did Pakistan Lay Claim to the Indian Territory of Junagadh? 
August 10, 2020

Why Did Pakistan Lay Claim to the Indian Territory of Junagadh? 

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The Junagadh issue had once been used to raise points in the Kashmir dispute. But this is no longer of significance.

The Taliban Say They Have No Foreign Fighters. Is That True?
August 10, 2020

The Taliban Say They Have No Foreign Fighters. Is That True?

By Franz J. Marty
The Taliban denial of the presence of foreign fighters in Afghanistan raises questions about the implementation of the U.S.-Taliban deal.

China’s Stake in Bangladesh Is Overplayed
August 08, 2020

China’s Stake in Bangladesh Is Overplayed

By Adam Pitman
The China-India conflict has inspired more paternalism against Bangladesh’s rapidly developing economy.
Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again
August 07, 2020

Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again

By Sudha Ramachandran
A landslide win in general elections caps off the family's political comeback. Where does Sri Lanka go from here?

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