Neighbourhood Studies
Forum of China-Africa Cooperation - Issue of ‘Debt Trap’

At the recently held triennial Forum of China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), China offered USD 60 billion to the African countries in the next three years. The amount is the same as promised in 2015 but the dispersal of the funds are different from the ....

दान से बांध का निर्माण !

पाकिस्तान की आर्थिक स्थिति इतनी खराब है कि उसे हजारों करोड़ रुपये की बुनियादी ढांचा परियोजनाएं ....

Foreign Policy Challenges for Imran Khan’s Naya Pakistan

Pakistan has transitioned to a new political innings under Imran Khan’s captaincy; Imran Khan became the chosen one with his agenda of Naya Pakistan. On paper the agenda promises a vision of an Islamic welfare state which is going to be corr....

Maldives: Triumph for Democracy

Elections have a way to spring surprises. The recently held Presidential elections on 23 September, 2018, in Maldives will go down in history as one that not only sprang a major surprise but also one that ushered in an epic upset, that has potential ....

पाकिस्तानी अर्थव्यवस्थाः नई सरकार के समक्ष चुनौतियां

अब जब इमरान खान ने पाकिस्तान के प्रधानमंत्री पद का दायित्व संभाल लिया है तो उनके समक्ष सबसे बड़....

Analysing the Aborted India-Pakistan Meeting at New York

Under Imran Khan, Pakistan was trying to win diplomatic points internationally by proposing a dialogue and putting the onus on India of rejecting a well-intended “peace move”. Pakistan is under bilateral pressure from America through cutbacks....

Japanese Interests in Sri Lanka

Japan has taken an increasing interest in Sri Lanka, with its focus directed towards the port development in the country. Recently, in an interesting development, the Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera made a two day official visit to Sri Lan....

Implications of Nepal's Withdrawal from BIMSTEC Military Exercise in India

The first ever Field Training Military Exercise or MILEX-18 of the seven member countries of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Cooperation (BIMSTEC), has been organised at Indian Army`s Foreign Training Node at Aundh, in Pune from 10th ....

Modi's Cultural Diplomacy: Bearing Fruits in Nepal

During his Premiership of four years, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Nepal four times – twice in 2014 and twice in 2018. He did not visit any other South Asian country as many times as he has visited Nepal, which amply demonstrates his....

Bangladesh's quest for Sufi and Liberal Space

Sufis are accepted as a moderate strain of Islam and often being described as the ‘Mystic Muslim’ too. Historian Richard Eaton has identified several strands and references to Sufis and Pirs during 16th Century in the documented Musli....

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