September 27, 2022
SAARC Is Dead. Long Live Subregional Cooperation
By Santosh Sharma Poudel
India-Pakistan rivalry and India’s isolation of Pakistan contributed to the death of the South Asian regional organization. But India is keen on working with its other neighbors.
January 07, 2022
Can India Lead South Asia by Example in 2022?
By Santosh Sharma Poudel
India’s smaller neighbors want New Delhi to prioritize regional forums like SAARC and respect their strategic autonomy in dealing with China.
July 30, 2021
China Is Providing an Alternative Regional Framework for South Asia
By Bipin Ghimire and Apoorva Pathak
China has set up its own alternative to SAARC and BIMSTEC – one that does not include India.
June 02, 2021
India Should Help Smaller Powers Lead Regional Cooperation in South Asia
By Mohamed Zeeshan
If New Delhi wants to keep Beijing out of its backyard, it has to step up regional cooperation in South Asia.
November 06, 2020
Shared Heritage and Economic Ties Deepen Afghanistan-Sri Lanka Cooperation
By M. Ashraf Haidari
Afghanistan and Sri Lanka have ample reasons to cooperate, ranging from ensuring mutual prosperity to promoting peace in South Asia.
September 25, 2020
SAARC Foreign Ministers Meet Virtually in a Sign That the Grouping Is Not Dead – Yet
By Abhijnan Rej
The meeting also saw India and Pakistan trade barbs.
April 30, 2020
The Battles That Can Cost South Asia the War Against COVID-19
By Said Sabir Ibrahimi and Syed Mafiz Kamal
Communal tensions, misinformation, and poverty: across South Asia, governments are facing similar issues in their COVID-19 responses.
March 28, 2020
Japan’s Postponement of the Olympics: What Next?
By Ankit Panda
Also, the hosts discuss the reactions to the spread of COVID–19 in South Asia.
March 24, 2020
Why Did India Decide to Activate SAARC During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
By Brabim Karki
Was India’s decision to convene SAARC a geopolitical masterstroke?
March 23, 2020
Can a Global Pandemic Resuscitate SAARC?
By Bansari Kamdar
SAARC has been reactivated as South Asia braces for the worst of COVID–19.
March 17, 2020
Can India Coordinate a SAARC Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic?
By Kamal Madishetty
A recent virtual meeting of SAARC leaders was a welcome revival of regional cooperation amid a health crisis.
November 08, 2019
India Must Look Beyond ASEAN in Regional Security
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
In recognition of ASEAN’s limitations, New Delhi must also continue to strengthen its ties with other institutions, frameworks, and countries as well.