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Iran has no interest in keeping the US tied down in Afghan...

The seemingly unending US-Iran tussle has spread to a number of areas---Syria, Iraq and Venezuela. In these places, their interests div...

Hostility to China helps Modi divert attention from the do...

In the past six months India has been creating trouble for China both intensively and extensively. Bilateral relations have been pushed...

Covid, corruption and connection

Bangladesh isn't exactly a role model in the management of the corona crisis but it is throwing up excellent examples on how to fake te...

As Oli goes downhill, so does India’s clout in Nepal

Nepal-India relations can be taken as a case of “familiarity breeding contempt.” The ties between the two countries are mul...

War of the waves over Himalayas

Joseph Goebbels, who masterminded Nazi propaganda, may be smiling in his grave as three Asian neighbors, caught in bitter border tussle...

Chinese academic warns India against falling into the well...

On June 22, China and India held the second round of Corps Commanders’-level meeting. This was the first military-level meeting a...

Time for India to drop its ‘border obsession’ and review i...

The most recent border clash between the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Indian Army at the GalwanValley was unexpected ne...

India needs to introspect on why it is friendless in its o...

The violent physical confrontation between India and China on the Sino-Indian border has been an odd one. Arms were not used but violen...

China’s influence on Nepali politics grows as Delhi and Ka...

Chinese President Xi Jinping holds talks with Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli in Kathmandu, Nepal, Oct. 13, 2019 There was i...

Modi loses his way in the neighborhood

Narendra Modi There is trouble for India in the Himalayas. A tense military face-off with China high up in the cold, wind-swept mo...

How is Sino-US tension affecting South Asia?

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart Donald Trump The US and its allies in general had expected China to be d...

Indian Army's 'Tour of Duty' proposal is both wasteful and...

I saw three episodes of the 'Tour of Duty', an American military television drama series based on events in the Vietnam War,...

India’s economic revival package is an uncommon mix lackin...

Covid-19 will be remembered in the history of mankind as an unprecedented pandemic which not only has a health contagion dimension but...

India has to change its anti-Taliban stance in its own int...

Jaishankar  and Khalilzad Zalmay Khalilzad’s recent visit to New Delhi has put the spotlight on India as a potential pl...

Thirst for freedom in Sikkim

Emperor Choygal Palden Thondup Namgyal (left) of Sikkim and Queen Hope Cooke. Photo: SCMP India’s boundary dispute with Nepa...

TANGLES AT TRI-JUNCTIONS: PART I

India build road link in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh via Lipulekh pass. Photo: Kathmandu Post In the nineteenth century, the &...

Bangladesh: Politics withers as corona cases rise

The battle against Covid -19 goes on in Bangladesh as the numbers go up. But political party battles are conspicuously absent. The batt...

Crisis in Afghanistan would add to Pakistan’s woes

Afghan refugees in Pakistan One cannot condemn an entire nation as being ungrateful, but as a government, Afghanistan certain...

Is the US ‘abandoning’ the Middle East?

The recent US decision to pull out its patriot missile defence batteries from Saudi Arabia has triggered speculation that this may well...

Indian economy in free fall

Indian economy is in free fall without a parachute. The Japanese investment bank Nomura has lowered its GDP growth forecast for India t...

Can traditional South Asia survive the coronavirus trauma?

Even as the corona turmoil is on, basically a health crisis though related to governance, international politics is working full time....