South and Central Asia
Prime Minister Karim Massimov has been ousted by Kazakhstan’s leader after a flurry of social media activity. There is more to this than meets the eye.
China recently announced the establishment of a new state-backed venture capital fund. The fund aims to bolster innovation, but will it live up to the buzz?
The death of Islam Karimov could throw Uzbekistan into a succession crisis, undermining stability, emboldening terrorists, and threatening the New Silk Road.
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.