International Relations/Diplomacy
Central Asia
Islamic State’s Attack on Border Outpost in Tajikistan

In the night of 6 November 2019, a deadly attack on a Tajik outpost near to Uzbekistan’s border took place. According to the Tajik authorities, the clash between the attackers and security forces claimed 17 lives. Tajik authorities also claimed...

US-Iran Conflict and its Impact on Central Asia: An Assessment

The Central Asian Republics (CARs) and The Islamic Republic of Iran have followed a mutual policy of increased political and economic cooperation in recent times, which is primarily based on age-old ethnocultural and historical ties between the...

India and Mongolia – The Spiritual Neighbours

Ironically, when one thinks of Mongolia the utter winter, cold climate, distance and exotic nature claim the mind-space. This is one country where Indians are loved probably due to the Buddhist connection and Himalayan heritage of the Mongolian...

The ongoing Political Struggle in Kyrgyzstan: Who is Responsible?

Kyrgyzstan is a small Central Asian Republic which has perceived political turmoil since it became independent after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. It is the only Central Asian republic which has been practicing democracy; however, it...

Recurring Clashes on Tajik-Kyrgyz Border over Raising of National Flags

On 22 July 2019, the border authorities of Tajikistan informed that a skirmish took place on the border with Kyrgyzstan which resulted in killing of one local resident and several others wounded. According to the Tajik media, this violent...

Crisis in the Inflammable Gulf

We are witnessing a rapidly aggravating crisis that can result in the outbreak of hostilities with consequences, unintended, uncontrollable and possibly frightful for the region and the rest of the world. We have not seen any serious effort on...

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...

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