Neighbourhood Studies
Imran Khan's Pulwama Statement: Indecent and Insensitive

Imran Khan's brief televised address on 19th February 2019 on the Pulwama terror attack provides an invaluable insight into his persona. It reveals a leader short on common decency and sensitivity, devoid of statesmanship and gravitas, and completely....

Moscow Talks: Divided We Fall

In an unprecedented move, the Taliban delegation held two-day talks with the Afghan politicians in a Kremlin-owned President Hotel in Moscow to discuss the future of Afghanistan. However, in a rather typical manner, the Afghan Government was once aga....

The Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement after one Year: Killing of Arman Luni

In yet another instance of the state-directed intimidation, the death of a senior Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) activist Arman Loni on 2nd February has sparked protests across Pakistan's Pashtun belt. Loni was killed after the police attacked a pea....

Afghanistan’s Landlocked Trap

Pakistan’s denial of the air passage to the Indian cargo flights bound to Afghanistan comes as a major impediment in enhancing the regional connectivity of landlocked Afghanistan.1 In September 2018, Spice Jet has signed up a contract wi....

Pakistan-US Relationship under Donald Trump

Pakistan-US relations from 2017 provides an opportunity to understand the symbiotic relationship between these two countries. This article looks at the major developments under President Trump in order to analyse the interdependent bilateral relation....

Afghan Talks - Talking Peace without the People?

Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, tweeted at the end of six-day long peace talks with Taliban in Qatar that discussions have made “significant progress”. According to the media reports, the two sides ....

Myanmar: Challenges before Aung San Suu Kyi in 2019

Myanmar’s quasi democratic government has completed over half of its constitutionally mandated term but has to yet make a major progress in a number of areas, especially those related to political and economic reforms. While the peace and reconcili....

प्रधानमंत्री ओली के कार्यकाल में भारत-नेपाल संबंध

नेपाल में नए संविधान के तहत 2017 के अंत में देश भर में हुए चुनावों से देश में लोकतांत्रिक प्रशासन क....

Bangladesh : Leveraging its Locational Advantage

India and Bangladesh recently made history. After years of discussion and negotiations the first land and air transshipment between them finally took place towards the end of 2018. The first bonded container 4.41 tonne cargo from Bangladesh moved thr....

Status of India-China Relations: Report from a Field Visit to Chinese Think Tanks

A multi-think tank scholars’ delegation from India visited China in the end of November, 2018. During the seven day visit, the delegates extensively interacted with a number of premier Chinese think thanks in Beijing, Haikou, and Guangzhou, discuss....

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