South and Central Asia
Since the launch of the China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) Initiative, China has focused its efforts in the expansion of its presence in Central Asia.
The combination of increasing political turmoil and worrying radicalization trends sees the Maldives facing significant risks in the short to medium term.
The death of Hizbul Mujahideen’s leader in a gun battle with government forces in Kashmir sparked days of clashes. The insurgency is likely to continue, exploiting the India-Pakistan stalemate.
The death of Burhan Wani in the state of Kashmir has reignited a conflict which appears no closer to being resolved.
With the emergence of new global terror trends, the potential for terror-based disruptions to the oil industry in Central Asia and the Caucuses is causing concern.
A major investment in Kazakhstan’s oil industry is bringing new opportunities to the vital Central Asian nation—but with risks for its trade with Asia.
India joining the Nuclear Suppliers Group could cause increased tensions on the subcontinent.