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Maldives: How will the new government rebalance its foreign policy?

The big challenge for the new government in Maldives is how to undo the policies of President Yameen and to correct the tilt of the island nation

Tibetan Buddhists: Will Karmapa Lama return to India?

If young Karmapa Lama fails to attend Dalai Lama’s November conference to decide on his successor then it could wreck the exile Tibetan Buddhist community

In Maldives democracy may have triumphed, but challenges stare the new government

In the Maldives, the verdict sprung by the people draws to a close the island nations flirtation with possible autocracy, but as Democracy returns it faces a complicated geopolitical equation that requires a tightrope walk

Brazil wants to grow food as business with India

Brazil is perceived as a closed economy, therefore, India should utilise every single opportunity to expand its bilateral trade ties.

India and Pakistan: have they got it wrong again?

The recent flip-flop in resuming talks between the governments of India and Pakistan indicates that the vicious cycle is going to persist in their bilateral relationship.

Bhutan’s verdict poses new challenges to India

Defeat of the ruling Pro-India People’s Democratic Party in the first round shows that the Doklam stand-off scarred the voters.

Rohingyas fear cyclone disaster – Neighbours fear exodus

The Rohingyas refugees in Cox’s Bazaar in Bangladesh are fearful of the murderous post-monsoon cyclonic storms which threaten to destroy their camps

2+2 dialogue: What it is in store for India?

In signing COMCASA during the 2+2, India has made a decision that the US is necessary to deal with China, but what happens to relations with Russia and Iran

US-Pak: Pompeo’s visit and looming uncertainty

Trump has unequivocally rescinded military aid to Pakistan, which will become the only issue that Pompeo will have to address in his state visit

BIMSTEC in Nepal: An initiative to revive?

Will BIMSTEC be the conduit for PM Modi’s ‘Act East’ and ‘Neighbourhood first’ policies, or just a cover to sidesstep Pakistan?

Will Vladimir Putin be celebrating his birthday in India?

In a fast-changing global scenario, Narendra Modi wants to use Vladimir Putin’s birthday party as a way to re-commit India to its age-old ally, Russia

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf: Challenges in Pakistan

The newly elected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf finds itself confronted with a host of complex challenges that ranges from maintaining a tenuous coalition, an uncertain global scenario and crippling debt

Indus Water Treaty: are these routine talks?

After meeting once earlier this year on the Indus Water Treaty, India and Pakistan are back on the table to discuss water sharing or is there more to this ‘routine’ talk?

Turkey’s Economy Czar Fails to Save the Lira

The falling value of the Lira has to be seen in the larger context of the direction the Turkish economy has taken in recent years rather than just through the prism of the US sanctions

India’s Lines of Credit lost its way? An Infographic

India in the past four years has deprioritised the African continent when it comes to its Line of Credit for infrastructural projects, which were mired in corruption and incompletion. Is PM Modi’s trip to East Africa a course correction?