Commentaries & Articles
Future of Kazakhstan after Nazarbayev: An Assessment

In a historic announcement on 19 March 2019, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev declared his resignation through a state television message. He stated that this decision was not easy, but he wanted to pave the way for the young generation o....

पश्चिम एशिया राउंड अप फरवरी 2019

सऊदी शहजादे मोहम्मद बिन सलमान की एशिया की धुरी शहजादे मोहम्मद बिन सलाम की लोकप्रियता सऊदी महि....

Limitations of Trump’s “Maximum Pressure” Strategy on North Korea

On 30 November 2018, the Japanese agencies spotted the North Korean vessels engaged in offshore ship-to-ship transfers with foreign vessels conducting illegal activities on the consecutive days.1 The offshore couplings is among the scores of illicit ....

Hypersonic Weapons - An Analysis

On 14 Mar 2019, Moscow's State controlled news agency TASS reported that Russia is getting ready to launch the Zircon Hypersonic Missile from a naval vessel. The Missile will have a capability of flying at Mach 8 (9878.4 Km per hour) and will be simp....

West Asia Round-up: March 2019

Abstract President Trump continues to surprise the world as far as the foreign policy domain is concerned especially with regard to West Asia. After his Jerusalem Salvo and the proposal in making “Deal of the Century” for the Middle East, he....

Initial Assessment of China’s CPPCC Plenary Session, 2019

Earlier in March this year, China successfully concluded plenary meetings of the Party’s top two bodies, which set the agenda for the year ahead. 2158 delegates of China's top political advisory body, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Con....

Special Provisions for Jammu & Kashmir: Facts

It would appear from statements by certain political leaders that Article 370 is the critical element which binds Jammu & Kashmir with India. Former State Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti says that the withdrawal of th....

Assessing US Recognition of Golan Heights

On 21 March 2019, the US President Donald Trump announced his decision in a tweet stating that the US after 52 years have recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights. The reason according to President Trump is that the region ho....

Pakistani Estimates of the Eastern River Water Flows

It may be recalled that the Indus Water Treaty, 1960 (IWT) between India and Pakistan, brokered by the World bank, allocated three rivers each, known as the Eastern Rivers (Ravi, Beas, Sutlej) to India, and the Western Rivers (Indus, Chenab, Jhelum) ....

Kabul’s Muscle-Flexing amidst recent Tensions

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent assertion that Pakistan would play a key role in the Afghan peace settlement has contributed to the latest downswing of ties between these two nations.1 In his address to journalists, Imran Khan not only blamed th....

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