To Save CPEC, Pakistan’s China Policy Needs an Overhaul

To Save CPEC, Pakistan’s China Policy Needs an Overhaul

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has come home nearly empty-handed from his meetings with President Xi Jinping and other top Chinese officials earlier this month. China did not commit to investments for big-tag projects in Pakistan with a clear timeline.…

Women’s Participation in UN Deliberations is Crucial to a Sustainable Peace in Afghanistan

Women’s Participation in UN Deliberations is Crucial to a Sustainable Peace in Afghanistan

In an unfortunate decision, the United Nations accommodated the Taliban's condition to exclude women and civil society from the third meeting of Special Envoys on Afghanistan held in Doha, Qatar, to discuss how to advance international engagement on Afghanistan. Women…

As Myanmar’s Resistance Makes Headway, India Should Reconsider its Realpolitik Strategy

As Myanmar’s Resistance Makes Headway, India Should Reconsider its Realpolitik Strategy

On March 1, 2024, K. Vanlalvena, a Rajya Sabha member from the Indian state of Mizoram, met with the Arakan Army (AA) commander in the Chin State of Myanmar to raise two issues: the flow of refugees from Myanmar into…

Jammu & Kashmir’s Changing Electoral Dynamics in 2024

Jammu & Kashmir’s Changing Electoral Dynamics in 2024

Elections for India’s 18th Lok Sabha concluded smoothly on June 1, 2024. In Indian-administered Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), polling was held in five phases from April 19 to May 25 for the five constituencies of the region amid tight security…

Teesta River Project: An Opportunity for Cooperative Diplomacy

Teesta River Project: An Opportunity for Cooperative Diplomacy

Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra’s recent visit to Dhaka marked a significant shift in India's engagement with Bangladesh. Kwatra expressed Indian interest in financing the management and restoration of the Teesta River, a long-contested water resource between the two sides.…

Cross-LoC Trade: Reviving Economic Prosperity and Social Harmony

Cross-LoC Trade: Reviving Economic Prosperity and Social Harmony

At a recent press conference, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar discussed “seriously examining” the question of resuming trade with India, highlighting the eagerness of the struggling Pakistani business community. His statement also sparked optimism among the Indian business community. This…

SAV Series: Unpacking India’s 2024 Elections

In this joint series with The Third Pole, SAV aims to ignite dialogue and action for a more collaborative approach to combating climate change in South Asia. Authors in this series explore how South Asian governments can adapt to climate change by pursuing diplomatic, transparent, and cooperative frameworks, despite the challenges.

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