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India, France, and their new security agreements

India, France, and their new security agreements

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Doklam: China’s War Drums and the India-Bhutan Treaty

Doklam: China’s War Drums and the India-Bhutan Treaty

In the last two months there have been rising tensions in the Himalayas between India and China over disputed territories, the world should take notice.

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US-India Relations: What Do We Want? What Should We Want?

US-India Relations: What Do We Want?  What Should We Want?

In their June 26 meeting President Trump and Prime Minister Modi voiced their mutual admiration as the nations grapple with a complex relationship.

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China’s ‘Colonial Investments’ Run into Rough Weather in the Indian Subcontinent

China’s ‘Colonial Investments’ Run into Rough Weather in the Indian Subcontinent

With protests against China's investments in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Pakistan, the country's ambitious expansion via economics in the Indian subcontinent is not going as well as Beijing had imagined.

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‘Eastward Ho’ for India-led South Asia?

‘Eastward Ho’ for India-led South Asia?

Trade blocs are often instruments of geopolitics. India's cooperation with the South Asian nations east of Pakistan plays witness to this age-old truism.

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Junaid Jamshed: Pakistan’s Bridge

Junaid Jamshed: Pakistan’s Bridge

Junaid Jamshed was simultaneously a modern 20-something, bringing music to the youth in Pakistan, and a preacher speaking to the religiously fervent.

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The Tattered Mirage of a South Asian Union is Dying Fast – Pt. 3

The Tattered Mirage of a South Asian Union is Dying Fast – Pt. 3

The escalating India-China rivalry in the region is increasingly dwarfing all other issues regarding the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.

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The Tattered Mirage of a South Asian Union is Dying Fast – Pt. 2

The Tattered Mirage of a South Asian Union is Dying Fast – Pt. 2

The Indian subcontinent is chequered with a history of border disputes and issues regarding transnational ethnic and religious groups.

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The Tattered Mirage of a South Asian Union is Dying Fast – Pt. 1

The Tattered Mirage of a South Asian Union is Dying Fast – Pt. 1

Heightened tensions between India and Pakistan threaten to add the upcoming SAARC Summit to the long list of failed attempts at cooperation in South Asia.

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Sri Lanka : Nationalism & Indian Free Trade

Sri Lanka : Nationalism & Indian Free Trade

Sri Lanka is expanding its free trade agreement with India. Nationalism is acting against, as usual. But the state regulatory structure is the real issue.

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Promise and Problems for new U.S.-India Defense Cooperation

Promise and Problems for new U.S.-India Defense Cooperation

The United States and India took significant steps toward a stronger defense partnership in recent weeks, but major challenges still lie ahead.

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Mumbai Avengers and Other Tales from the Indian Security Establishment

Mumbai Avengers and Other Tales from the Indian Security Establishment

The launch party for a fictional book this past weekend in New Delhi featured several noteworthy assertions about the real-world dimensions of the India-Pakistan rivalry and the inside workings of India’s national security machinery.

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The Brave Pakistani

The Brave Pakistani

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Time for Some Realism in U.S.-India Relations

Time for Some Realism in U.S.-India Relations

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A Picture of a Car Set Aflame: Reactionary Violence in Bangladesh

A Picture of a Car Set Aflame: Reactionary Violence in Bangladesh

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