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High Stakes: Election 2020 Will Define America’s Future Path

On 3 November 2020, Americans will elect their next president, but this is not the usual electoral contest. In many ways, this election will determine the nation’s economic and political future. The country faces the choice of advancing Trumpian policies or accepting the centrist...

Annexation of Occupied Jammu & Kashmir by India

Marking one year since India’s illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August 2019, it is a timely rejoinder of the consequences that ensued, and an opportunity to illustrate the lessons learned. For, these lessons are not just germane to the Kashmiris and to Pakistan, but, in the current...

Pakistan-Bangladesh: Time to reconcile, rebuild and resurge

For too long, Pakistan and Bangladesh have suffered from the vicissitudes of a relationship that is marked by intense attraction between the two nations and, at times, feeling of agony rooted in painful events of the past. Attraction is natural and radiates from the...

The Galwan Valley Fight

For over a month, Indian and Chinese troops have been in a renewed confrontation along their disputed border in the Ladakh region. The Ladakh is part of disputed Jammu & Kashmir territory, currently administered by India as a union territory. Geographically, to its east lies...

Deciphering Iran’s declaration of support for Turkey in Libya

Iran’s recent statement of support to the Turkish-backed Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) may come as a surprise to many. The two’s geopolitical divergences have always often been stark, making Iran’s choice to now adopt a clear position on Libya – a country...

Israeli Annexation of the West Bank

Israel’s newly installed unity government is planning to annex parts of the Occupied West Bank in what is being feared to be a very provocative and dangerous move. The idea of annexing parts of West Bank has all along existed in Israeli political discourse since...

Making Sense of Protests in the United States

The world’s richest and most powerful country has been struggling to cope with a host of crises: a deadly pandemic that has killed more than 100,000 Americans and infected more than 2 million; an economic downturn that has rendered millions unemployed; and now uprisings, riots and violence...

The Himalayan Face-off

Tensions between India and China are back on the world’s longest unsettled border. From the first week of May 2020, India and Chinese border troops have engaged in physical brawls along the disputed border, first near Pangong Lake in Ladakh and then days later...

Trump’s India Visit Underscores ‘America First’ in South Asia Ties

In the last week of February, President Donald Trump paid maiden visit to India. It was aimed at strengthening bilateral ties in multiple domains between the two ‘allies’. This included mutual cooperation in Indo-Pacific, defence, maritime security, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, secure 5G networks, and combating...

Iranian Parliamentary Elections 2020

The recently held parliamentary elections in Iran may have far-reaching consequences for the future political landscape of the Middle East. The elections for Iran’s tenth Islamic Consultative Assembly held in 2016 had witnessed considerable gains for the moderates, including both reformists and centrists, thus...
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