Commentary
US Presidential Election under Global Spotlight

While more than sixty countries around the world will conduct democratic elections in 2024, currently it is the US Presidential election that is under the spotlight of the international community. Every fourth year, Americans vote for the occupant of....

Time for India to Reset its China Policy?

Once Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government return to power—as most observers believe it will—it should be more unequivocal in projecting the country’s policy towards China. Perhaps, it is time that N....

Japan’s New Partnership and Change in Defence Posture

In the latest move, Japan on March 26 decided to to ease its strict defence exports’ rules. This has allowed it to build the next-generation fighter jet in collaboration with Britain and Italy to be exported under certain conditions. The defence mi....

Recent Political Developments in Nepal: What next?

On March 4, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Prime Minister and the leader of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre (CPN-MC) stunned the nation by severing a 15-month-long alliance with Nepali Congress and forging a coalition with the left parties, including....

How Real is the Possibility of India-China and India-Pakistan Conflict in 2024

The “Annual Threat Assessment Report” released by the US Directorate of National Intelligence on 11th March is being widely discussed these days as it has warned that the escalation of tension between India and China in one theatre and India and ....

खास है प्रधानमंत्री तोबगे की भारत यात्रा

भूटान के नव-निर्वाचित प्रधानमंत्री शेरिंग टोबगे अपनी पाँच दिवसीय यात्रा पर भारत आए। प्रधानमं�....

China is Raising Tensions in the Taiwan Strait

Tension across the Taiwan Strait has increased since Taiwan's pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won the Presidential elections for the third consecutive time in January 2024. The victory of the DPP's Lai Ching-te clearly signalled t....

Israel-Hamas War: Enough is Enough

“How much is enough “to rake up the conscience and comfort levels of the international community especially for USA- the sole benefactor of the Netanyahu led Israeli onslaught on the hapless and hopeless Palestinian civilians in Gaza. All norms o....

Recent Developments and Trends in South East Asia-An Update

In the intertwined world of today it is axiomatic the developments at the international level will have impact on regional responses and outcomes. The year 2023 saw recovery of the SE Asian nations from the impact of Covid-19 and resultant improvemen....

The Red Sea Crisis Revives the Importance of IMEC

Despite the initial perception that a prolonged conflict in the Middle East could stall the implementation of the ambitious India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC), the recent developments seem to prove quite the opposite. Paradoxically, th....

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