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Economics South and Central Asia

The OBOR initiative unveils Beijing’s ambitions in 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.

South and Central Asia Technology and infrastructure

Hacking the Kazakh way, top-down

The ferocity of the Kazakh government’s cyber campaign against dissent in Kazakhstan inspires comparisons to China’s Great Firewall.

Security South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Maldives faces coup and heightened terror threat

The combination of increasing political turmoil and worrying radicalization trends sees the Maldives facing significant risks in the short to medium term.

Economics South and Central Asia

Economic repercussions of the Thailand bombings

In the wake of a number of bombings across Southern Thailand, Thai authorities have been quick to rule out international terrorism as the cause. Despite this move to protect vital

Security South and Central Asia

Kashmir riots highlight the risk of growing instability

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.

Finance South and Central Asia

Rajan’s departure poses risk to India’s economy

With Raghuram Rajan exiting as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India by year’s end, the future of Indian economy and democracy faces new challenges.

Security South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Death of Burhan Wani stokes new violence in Kashmir

The death of Burhan Wani in the state of Kashmir has reignited a conflict which appears no closer to being resolved.

Security South and Central Asia

Shifts in global terror pose threats to Caspian energy investment

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.

Economics South and Central Asia

Kazakhstan and the Oil Investment Deal: Implications for Trans-Asiatic Trade

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.

Security South and Central Asia

Implications of India’s joining the Nuclear Suppliers Group

India joining the Nuclear Suppliers Group could cause increased tensions on the subcontinent.