IDSA COMMENT

India and Iran Resolve to Focus on Connectivity and Economic Cooperation

Notwithstanding differences on some issues, chiefly, Afghanistan and India’s UNSC aspirations, India and Iran have decided to focus their energies on areas of concurrence such as connectivity and economic cooperation.

February 20, 2018

Can the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Overcome the Leadership Crisis?

Political instability in the wake of the arrest of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in a corruption case will not portend well for Bangladesh and the region.

February 15, 2018

The Crypto Heist in Japan: Regulator’s Dilemma, Consumer’s Detriment

The dexterity with which Japan handles this case and the follow-up measures it adopts will strongly influence other countries to either liberalise the use of cryptocurrencies or strictly forbid them in the interest of consumers, law enforcement and national security.

February 13, 2018

Jordan is more than a transit point

Indian assistance to the Palestinians could not be routed through Israel without political controversy both at home and abroad, and India cannot help the Palestinians constructively without coordinating with Jordan.

February 12, 2018

Significance of India joining the Ashgabat Agreement

In the backdrop of joining the Ashgabat Agreement, India now must enlarge the strategic role of Chabahar port for evolving an integrated transportation network involving both the INSTC and the proposed transit corridor to Central Asia.

February 12, 2018

Maoists Deploying Pressure Mines

While the intended targets of the Maoists are security forces personnel, often civilians and animals become casualties in blasts triggered by pressure mines.

February 09, 2018

Maldives Needs Help Now and India Alone Can Provide it

India-Maldives Relations

Not intervening at this stage would be viewed by the people of Maldives as an abdication of responsibility by India.

February 09, 2018

The Maldivian Crisis: What Can India do?

India will be able to help and support only to the extent that the demand for democracy and freedom from within Maldives continues to put pressure on Yameen and his security forces.

February 08, 2018

South Africa Boosts Naval Capabilities: But can it afford an expansion?

The RSA may be forced to choose between significantly increasing the budgetary allocations for the SAN and adopting a rotational storage programme to preserve capability while reducing operational costs.

February 05, 2018

ASEAN-India: Challenges in Economic Partnership

Reciprocity and mutual understanding on common concerns will help both ASEAN and India to overcome some of the challenges facing their relationship.

February 01, 2018

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