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Iran’s Expanding Diplomatic Relations May Be Good for the Middle East

Tehran has started building firm ties with not just China, but also UAE. This could ultimately help stabilise the region.

The Consequences of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Nepal

Kathmandu sees the Chinese mega project as an opportunity to prosper.

India’s Response to an Assertive China Must Move Beyond Boycotts and Chest-Thumping

High-decibel action won't work in the long run. India must invest in building a robust economy to outsmart China.

View from Kathmandu: India and Nepal Should Resolve Kalapani Dispute Once and For All

The India-Nepal Kalapani territorial dispute has lingered on too long. New Delhi and Kathmandu should now douse it for the sake of South Asian stability.

Kalapani Dispute Comes Back to Haunt India-Nepal Relations

Nepal wasn't happy when India's defence minister inaugurated a Himalayan link road that passes through the disputed Kalapani trijunction between India, Nepal and Tibet.

The 2020 USCIRF Report on India is the Harshest in Years

The American watchdog doesn't have good things to say about religious freedom in India. It is even talking sanctions.

SAARC Must Step Up Its Game To Fend Off COVID-19

As COVID-19 threatens the regional economic order in South Asia, member states must overlook past baggage and ramp up cooperation with all seriousness.

The US, China and Asia After COVID-19: More, Not Less, Tension

The post-Coronavirus geopolitical order with big power rivalries in Asia doesn't look good.

Help From Havana: Cuba’s Long Tradition of Medical Diplomacy

By sending doctors to Italy to cope with the COVID-19 crisis, Havana is only furthering a long legacy of international medical assistance.

India Must Look Northeast Before Looking East

For India, the long road to Southeast Asia goes through its own northeast.