India Shining 2.0: The BJP has Lost its Luster 

India Shining 2.0: The BJP has Lost its Luster 

In 2004, the Bharatiya Janata Party entered Indian elections on a high, expecting to be brought back to power on the back of its first-ever five-year term in charge. Its campaign slogan was ‘India Shining.’ Opinion polls forecasted a comfortable…

India’s Rhetoric on Gilgit Baltistan under the BJP

India’s Rhetoric on Gilgit Baltistan under the BJP

Under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Indian government and media have noticeably increased discussions of Gilgit Baltistan (GB), a territory in the northwestern part of the disputed erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). While the question of Kashmir's…

Myanmar on the Brink: Power Struggles, Economic Collapse, and Escalating Conflict 

Myanmar on the Brink: Power Struggles, Economic Collapse, and Escalating Conflict 

 Myanmar, a nation once on the path to democracy, is now engulfed in a devastating crisis. Especially since October 2023, when the Three Brotherhood Alliance (3BTA) launched a coordinated attack called Operation 1027 against the junta in the Shan State…

Submarines are Key to India’s Evolving Force Posture in the Indian Ocean

Submarines are Key to India’s Evolving Force Posture in the Indian Ocean

Maritime commerce in the Northwestern Indian Ocean has been vulnerable to twin threats in the last six months. On the one hand, the Yemen-based Houthis have attacked international shipping passing through the Red Sea to draw global pressure on Israel…

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…

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…

In the Year Since May 9, Tolerance for Pakistan’s Military Shows Cracks

In the Year Since May 9, Tolerance for Pakistan’s Military Shows Cracks

In the year since PTI supporters stormed military headquarters in Rawalpindi on May 9, Pakistan’s public clearly rejected the military’s control of election outcomes, suppression of political dissent, and judicial interference in a marked shift from previous political turnovers. In…

Strengthening Ties in Turquoise Waters: India’s South Pacific Affair

Strengthening Ties in Turquoise Waters: India’s South Pacific Affair

On April 20, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi visited Papua New Guinea to strengthen the two countries’ comprehensive partnership. 24 hours after his departure, Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese followed suit, underscoring the increasing importance of the South Pacific among…

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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