Neighbourhood Studies
US-China Trade War: Fall Out in China

The mood in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) hierarchy is sombre. The US-China trade war, as it is called, marks a substantive change in the US-China relationship. Mutual suspicion now taints what Beijing has for decades described as its most import....

What are the Chinese up to on the Other Side of the Indian Borders in Tibet and the Implications

… China considers areas such as the South China Sea, Taiwan and Tibet as its core interests .. for India Tibet is a core area .. Chinese intentions are unambiguous .. No amount of talks or confidence building measures will induce China into giving....

पाकिस्तान का संघीय बजट 2019-20 – यथार्थ से परे महत्वाकांक्षाएं

राजकोष के लगातार दुरुपयोग पर अंकुश लगाने की अंतरराष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष (आईएमएफ) की शर्तों तथा वि....

From Sanctions to Submarines - Myanmar, July 2019

July 2019 saw Myanmar remain in the news for a number of reasons, some negative and others not so negative. At the end of it all, though it may be a bit early to judge, it seems to be business as usual for the nation. News of the ban on the Myanm....

Defending China in the Xi Jinping Era

China’s White Paper on defence titled ‘China’s National Defense in New Era’ of 2019, coming after a gap of four years, bears a strong imprint of President Xi Jinping on Beijing’s defence and security policies and strategies. Though t....

अंतर-अफगान संवाद: एक परिप्रेक्ष्य

प्रस्तावना
जर्मनी और कतर के साझा प्रयास से 7 से 8 जुलाई 2019 को दोहा में दो दिवसीय अंतर-अफगान सं....

US-Pakistan Relations after Imran Khan’s Visit

Media attention and domestic praise aside, Imran Khan’s visit to the US has not really changed Pakistan’s fundamental challenges; its coffers remain depleted and economy stagnant, the country still remains on the UN Financial Action Task Force (F....

Pakistan: Recurrence of Terrorist Violence

Imperceptibly, violence, both terrorist and separatist, is rearing its head in Pakistan again. Following several operations like Zarb-e-Azb and Radd-ul-Fasad, the army had claimed that the situation had been brought under control. Rece....

2019 Hong Kong Protests: A Series of Contending Perspectives

Introduction
The 2019 Hong Kong (HK)’ protests were one of the biggest street protests in the last three decades. The protests were against the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) ....

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