Neighbourhood Studies
The Two Tales of Pakistan’s Geography

Pakistan’s location, for long, has been a source of attraction in America’s foreign policy. However, Pakistan has leveraged its geography to continuously venture into strategic adventures that have endangered global peace and security. ....

BIMSTEC: The Journey and The Way Ahead

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a sub-regional organisation straddling five member states from South Asia and two from Southeast Asia. In the larger context of the global developments in....

Irrawaddy Imperatives: Reviewing India’s Myanmar Strategy

Myanmar, the Golden Land, has for ages been the last frontier, steeped in mysticism and mystery. However, knowledge about Myanmar remains woefully inadequate in most spheres including Indian academia, media and in some cases, even foreign policy. The....

CPPCC Chairman Wang Yang’s Visit to Tibet Autonomous Region is Important

The 3-day (August 18-20, 2021) visit to Lhasa by Wang Yang, Politburo Standing Committee member and Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), at the head of a 22-member delegation is important. The visit follows th....

Do Not Whitewash the Taliban

The dastardly twin terror attacks at Kabul airport and a nearby hotel killed more than 160 people, including 13 US soldiers. The attack, claimed by Islamic State Khorassan (ISK) was a grim reminder of the dystopian future that awaits the country. US ....

Stray Thoughts Relating to Developments in Afghanistan; India’s Policies Relating thereto and Implications for India

Despite increasing evidence that Taliban 2.0 is little different from Taliban 1.0 in terms of its being no more than a bunch of terrorists aided and abetted by Pakistan, a horde of apologists have arisen in its favour in many parts of the world. This....

Gender Mainstreaming in BIMSTEC

The decade 1975-85 was declared as the decade for women which laid the foundation for gender mainstreaming. In this episode of the podcast, Prof Amena Mohsin and Ass Prof Atique Rahman with Cchavi Vasisht, discuss the issue and solutions for gender ....

Rohingya Crises Enter Fifth Year

On 25 August 2017, Myanmar military led a crackdown against Rohingya in northern Rakhine State. The decades of minority suppression, economically, politically and socially culminated with military attacks on the Rohingya community. The attacks follow....

Taliban Takeover and Implications for Nepal

Nepalese in Afghanistan
Amidst Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the leading global powers continue to repatriate their citizens from Afghanistan. At the same time, geographically smaller countries are looking for international cooperation....

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