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Subnational Diplomacy in South Asia

Subnational Diplomacy in South Asia

In a world shaped by ties that traverse borders and countries increasingly facing transnational security issues, subnational diplomacy explores how…

Reflections from Afghanistan

Reflections from Afghanistan

Editor's Note: Afghanistan is experiencing a critical juncture in its…

Geopolitics & Connectivity in South Asia

Geopolitics & Connectivity in South Asia

Across South Asia and beyond, international connectivity projects from ports…

India-China: One Year After Galwan

India-China: One Year After Galwan

In this four-part South Asian Voices series, Arzan Tarapore, Antara…

Gender & Geopolitics: A Feminist Foreign Policy in South Asia

The Missing “Gender” in Foreign Policy

The Missing “Gender” in Foreign Policy

It is almost universally recognized that promoting the empowerment of women and girls leads to improved governance, economic growth, better…

From Gender to Geopolitics: Towards a Feminist Foreign Policy in South Asia

From Gender to Geopolitics: Towards a Feminist Foreign Policy in South Asia

In this South Asian Voices webinar, run jointly with the Kubernein Initiative, experts from across the subcontinent will examine what a “Feminist Foreign Policy”…

Nepal and a Feminist Foreign Policy

Nepal and a Feminist Foreign Policy

In July 2021, Ratnanagar Municipality in Bagmati Pradesh enacted a policy that banned women with children under the age of…

Subnational Diplomacy in South Asia: An SAV-9DashLine Joint Series

Featured Content: The U.S. Withdrawal and Afghanistan's Future

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Reflections from Afghanistan

Reflections from Afghanistan

Editor's Note: Afghanistan is experiencing a critical juncture in its history. The United States has withdrawn from their longest-ever war,…

Losing the Narrative War in Afghanistan

Losing the Narrative War in Afghanistan

With the U.S. withdrawal and rapid advances by the Taliban,…

Hazaras in Afghanistan Face Genocide post-U.S. Withdrawal

Hazaras in Afghanistan Face Genocide post-U.S. Withdrawal

In May 2021, three explosions at Sayed-ul Shuhada high school,…

The Political Role of Sufi Mystics in Afghanistan

The Political Role of Sufi Mystics in Afghanistan

Since the Taliban swiftly took Kabul in August, Afghans and…

Geopolitics & Connectivity in South Asia

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Geopolitics of the North-South Transport Corridor

Geopolitics of the North-South Transport Corridor

As global trade is revitalizing in the post-COVID-19 world, with prices to ship containers from Asia to Europe skyrocketing and…

Iran’s Chabahar Port: Betting Big on Eurasian Connectivity

Iran’s Chabahar Port: Betting Big on Eurasian Connectivity

Five years have passed since the Chabahar port in Iran was promised a new lease of life with both the…

Gwadar Port: Global Visions & Local Realities

Gwadar Port: Global Visions & Local Realities

Situated on the shores of the Arabian Sea, Gwadar Port in Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan Province has long been touted as…

India-China Relations: One Year After Galwan

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SAV Q&A with Hina Rabbani Khar

SAV Q&A with Hina Rabbani Khar

On October 26, 2020 Pakistani politician, and former Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar spoke with SAV Managing Editor Brigitta Schuchert…

Dr. C Raja Mohan on Multialignment in Indian Foreign Policy, Afghanistan, and More

Dr. C Raja Mohan on Multialignment in Indian Foreign Policy, Afghanistan, and More

Dr. C Raja Mohan spoke with SAV Managing Editor Akriti Vasudeva and Deputy Editor Brigitta Schuchert about various issues related…

COVID-19 in South Asia

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Nepal’s Devastating Second COVID-19 Wave: Internal Political Turmoil and Ignored Pleas for International Support

Nepal’s Devastating Second COVID-19 Wave: Internal Political Turmoil and Ignored Pleas for International Support

More than 87 percent of globally administered vaccines have gone to high and upper-middle-income countries, and low-income countries such as…

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in Sri Lanka

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s initial successes in curbing COVID-19 spread a year ago are now a distant memory. The Sri Lankan government…

COVID-19 Vaccination in Afghanistan

COVID-19 Vaccination in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is in the first phase of a COVID-19 vaccine rollout, having received only a half million doses of vaccines…

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The Escalation of Ceasefire Violations across The Line of Control

The Escalation of Ceasefire Violations across The Line of Control

By the first half of 2020, ceasefire violations across the Line of Control between India and Pakistan in Jammu and…

The China-India-Pakistan Triangle: Origins, Contemporary Perceptions, and Future

The China-India-Pakistan Triangle: Origins, Contemporary Perceptions, and Future

Even as India and China find themselves embroiled in yet…

India and Pakistan’s Untapped Trade Potential

India and Pakistan’s Untapped Trade Potential

Analysis of India-Pakistan relations has been often dominated by security…

The Kartarpur Corridor and Its Impact on Indo-Pak Relations

The Kartarpur Corridor and Its Impact on Indo-Pak Relations

On October 24, officials from the Indian and Pakistani governments…

The Nuclear Taboo in India and Pakistan

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From Gender to Geopolitics: Towards a Feminist Foreign Policy in South Asia

From Gender to Geopolitics: Towards a Feminist Foreign Policy in South Asia

In this South Asian Voices webinar, run jointly with the Kubernein Initiative, experts from across the subcontinent will examine…

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Watch the latest SAV webinar with Kubernein Intiative on prospects for a Feminist Foreign Policy in South Asia. 

Reviewing Quetta and Wellington

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Evolution and Consistency in the Pakistan Army: A Review of the Quetta Experience

Evolution and Consistency in the Pakistan Army: A Review of the Quetta Experience

Col. (retd.) David O. Smith’s work The Quetta Experience: A Study of Attitudes and Values Within Pakistan's Army provides a…

The Wellington Experience: An Appraisal

The Wellington Experience: An Appraisal

Colonel David O. Smith has adopted a unique methodology in…

Institutional Perspectives and Foreign Policy: A Review of The Quetta Experience

Institutional Perspectives and Foreign Policy: A Review of The Quetta Experience

For observers of South Asian geopolitics, the Pakistan Army (PA)…

Threat Perceptions and Priorities in the Indian Army: A Review of the Wellington Experience

Threat Perceptions and Priorities in the Indian Army: A Review of the Wellington Experience

Col. (retd.) David O. Smith’s The Wellington Experience: A Study of…

2020 Year in Review

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Sri Lanka 2020 Year in Review: The Impact of COVID-19

Sri Lanka 2020 Year in Review: The Impact of COVID-19

Following considerable instability during the two preceding years, highlighted by the October 2018 Constitutional Crisis and the 2019 Easter Sunday…