International Relations/Diplomacy
Central Asia
Chabahar Port - A Rethink is Needed

Russian, Chinese, American and Pakistani representatives met in Beijing on the 10th and 11th of July to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. This was the third such consultation between Russia, China and the US, and the first in which Pakistan...

More Needs to be Done to Revitalise Chabahar Project

The latest Govt. of India`s regular budget of 2019-20, has a meagre allocation of Rs. 45 crore for the development and operationalising of Chahbahar Port infrastructure under the Ministry of External Affairs line of credit to finance this...

India and SCO Summit at Bishkek and Beyond

India has completed two years as a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), and therefore it would be useful to assess the worth and utility of being a member of such an organization. There is no gainsaying in the fact that it...

नज़रबायेव के बाद कज़ाकस्तान का भविष्य: आकलन

कज़ाकस्तान के राष्ट्रपति नूरसुल्तान नज़रबायेव ने 19 मार्च 2019 को टेलीविजन संदेश के जरिये ऐतिहासिक घोषणा करते हुए इस्तीफा दे दिया। उन्होंने कहा कि यह फैसला आसान नहीं है, लेकिन वह कज़ाकस्तान की राजनीति में नेताओं की युवा पीढ़ी के लिए रास्ता साफ करना...

Ideas for PM Modi’s upcoming SCO Summit in Kyrgyzstan

The 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit is scheduled to be held on 13-14 June 2019 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. It is the second summit after India was granted full membership of this organization in June 2017, along with...

Putin’s recent Visit to Kyrgyzstan: Major Takeaways

Background

The Russian President’s visit to Kyrgyzstan is considered to be significant at a time when there is a strong anti-Chinese sentiments arising within the local Kyrgyz population regarding the arrest of ethnic Kyrgyz in Xinjiang...

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...

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s Visit to India Charts a New Course in the ‘Strategic Partnership’

The 2nd President of independent Uzbekistan was in India on 30 September and 1 October 2018 on a significant State visit. After the death of the first President Islam Karimov in September 2016, the then Prime Minister Shavkat...

Peace Mission 2018 - the Larger Perspective

Somebody queried, "While Indian armed forces do joint military exercises with almost every nation in the immediate neighbourhood, even China, and with many others in the external environment, why not with Pakistan"? The quick reply was, "Joint...

Kyrgyzstan in Political Turmoil

Kyrgyzstan, a small, landlocked and mountainous republic in Central Asia, is less known to the world because of its remote location and tiny population (about 6 million). The country borders China on the east and three Central Asian Republics (...

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