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The Cartographic Route to Deeper Strategic Partnerships

Considering that the US, Japan, Australia and India are committed to working for a free, open and rules-based Indo-Pacific, it is time for India’s strategic partners to review their cartographic positions on India’s borders.

July 03, 2020

Beijing’s Soft Diplomacy in West Asia in Times of COVID-19

China’s soft diplomacy in West Asia, particularly in times of pandemic, is a way to improve its global image and recast itself as a responsible actor at relatively low cost, rather than a sign of any deeper commitment towards the region.

July 03, 2020

Pakistan’s CPEC Obsession: Boon or Bane?

While the ruling elite including army in Pakistan considers CPEC a boon, many analysts view it as a Chinese game-plan to turn Pakistan into a permanent colony, a rentier-cum-client state.

June 30, 2020

Time to Leverage the Strategic Potential of Andaman & Nicobar Islands

A focused development plan for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which provide India with a commanding geostrategic presence in the Bay of Bengal and access to South and Southeast Asia, could greatly enhance the country’s geopolitical leverage in the Indian Ocean Region.

June 26, 2020

Dichotomies in Pakistan’s Approach Towards Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

Pakistan has not allowed a genuine democratic system of governance to emerge in PoK, as it interferes with its pursuit of absolute control over the occupied territories.

June 26, 2020

Deciphering Russia’s New Nuclear Strategy

Russia’s new nuclear strategy is both a tactical and a strategic document. It leaves the door open for adversaries to recalibrate their strategies while giving Russia the scope to manoeuvre the ongoing turbulence in its ties with the US

June 23, 2020

It is Advantage Turkey in Libya

Under President Erdoğan, Ankara has become more ambitious and is using every opportunity to intervene in regional politics.

June 22, 2020

Expediting Negotiation in Defence Contracts

Finetuning negotiation protocols and limiting the scope of negotiations could result in rapid conclusion of negotiations and contract finalisation.

June 19, 2020

Pashtun Tahafuz Movement Compounds Pakistan’s Worries

The Pakistan state has clearly failed to suppress the voice of the Pashtuns in the face of their indomitable courage to fight for their rights, and as they say, within the confines of the Pakistan Constitution.

June 18, 2020

Chinese Glimmer to Pakistan’s Dam Distress

China's decision to fund the controversial Diamer-Bhasha Dam in Gilgit Baltistan could be part of its strategic pursuits in the region to further deepen its engagement in India’s neighbourhood.

June 18, 2020

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