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Why the India-Sri Lanka-Maldives NSA-level Talks Matter
December 04, 2020

Why the India-Sri Lanka-Maldives NSA-level Talks Matter

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The nature of bilateral political relations in the Indian Ocean region has an impact on the quality of subregional engagements.

What Can Pakistan Expect From the Biden Administration?
December 04, 2020

What Can Pakistan Expect From the Biden Administration?

By Umair Jamal
While it is likely that Pakistan will see some relief come January, the United States’ policy toward that country will also be shaped by its relations with China and India.
India Warns Canada as the Trudeau Comments Threaten Relations
December 04, 2020

India Warns Canada as the Trudeau Comments Threaten Relations

By Abhijnan Rej
The Indian foreign ministry’s statement after it summoned the Canadian high commissioner is unlikely to go down well in Ottawa.

China Hits Out at US Over New Visa Restrictions
December 04, 2020

China Hits Out at US Over New Visa Restrictions

By Associated Press
A government spokesperson said the move was "totally inconsistent with the U.S.'s own interests."

Citing Forced Labor Concerns, US Issues Ban on Xinjiang Cotton
December 04, 2020

Citing Forced Labor Concerns, US Issues Ban on Xinjiang Cotton

By Eleanor Albert
U.S. businesses should not be allowed “to profit from slave labor,” a U.S. official said of the ban.

As Farmers Protest in India, Canada Weighs In – With Predictable Effect
December 03, 2020

As Farmers Protest in India, Canada Weighs In – With Predictable Effect

By Abhijnan Rej
Comments by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan have irked BJP supporters and the Modi government.

Curb Your Enthusiasm for an Israel-Pakistan Peace Agreement
December 03, 2020

Curb Your Enthusiasm for an Israel-Pakistan Peace Agreement

By Varsha Koduvayur and Akhil Bery
While Pakistan has good reasons to normalize relations with Israel, domestic and geopolitical compulsions stand in the way.
Chinese Defense Minister Visits Nepal Amid Signs of Thaw in India-Nepal Relations
December 03, 2020

Chinese Defense Minister Visits Nepal Amid Signs of Thaw in India-Nepal Relations

By Sudha Ramachandran
A blockade of Nepal in 2015 that was unofficially supported by India has paved the way for greater ties between Beijing and Kathmandu.

What Explains Cambodia’s COVID-19 Charm Offensive?
December 03, 2020

What Explains Cambodia’s COVID-19 Charm Offensive?

By Sebastian Strangio
In recent weeks, the nation has donated masks and personal protective equipment to several other Southeast Asian nations.

NATO Huddles With Asia-Pacific Democracies to Talk China
December 03, 2020

NATO Huddles With Asia-Pacific Democracies to Talk China

By Shannon Tiezzi
NATO members, along with Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea, gathered virtually to discuss the rise of China.

How Changing US Administrations Shape Mongolia-US Relations
December 03, 2020

How Changing US Administrations Shape Mongolia-US Relations

By Bolor Lkhaajav
The U.S. approach to Mongolia has historically been heavily shaped by different administrations.
Biden Could Appoint Asia Czar: Report
December 02, 2020

Biden Could Appoint Asia Czar: Report

By Abhijnan Rej
The task ahead for the Biden administration when it comes to Asia is to signal a steady course comfortable to U.S. allies and partners. Key appointments are part of it.

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