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Special Report: Can China overcome the Malacca Dilemma through OBOR and CPEC?

‘One Belt, One Road’, is the brainchild of Xi Jinping, aimed at investing USD $1 trillion across its Western heartlands and the entirety of Eurasia.

Security South and Central Asia

Risk analysis of nuclear terrorism in Pakistan

President Obama’s warning of the risk of nuclear terrorism should be considered seriously, especially when placing Pakistan in this context.

Security South and Central Asia

Three Insights from Underwhelming U.S-Pakistan Nuclear Talks

Despite the highly precarious nature of Pakistan’s nuclear program, early reports of U.S.-Pakistan nuclear negotiations in mid-October appear to be overblown. Though the prospects of such a deal are not

Politics South and Central Asia

‘Cricket diplomacy’ could boost India-Pakistan relations

Since independence, India’s foreign policy has focused heavily on neighboring Pakistan. It will be even more so for the new government in India. Since the Mumbai terrorist attacks in November 2008,

Politics South and Central Asia

Pakistan caught in soft military coup

After a smooth transition of power for the first time in Pakistan’s history, there was a glimmer of hope that the powerful army would resist meddling in political affairs. However,

Politics South and Central Asia

Resumed trade means hope for India-Pakistan relations

Guest analyst Dr. Kiran Hassan discusses the strained trade relations India and Pakistan have endured since the partition. India’s scheduled elections later this year and thawing political relations could help

Middle East/North Africa Security

Karzai Consolidates Power before 2014 Elections

Following a summer of promising electoral reforms, President Hamid Karzai is now moving to broker peace talks with the Taliban following years of failed attempts. The Taliban were removed from power

Security South and Central Asia

India’s Naval Buildup Positive For Regional Commerce

On August 5, 2013 late in the night, five Indian soldiers were killed in an ambush while on patrol in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Early reports show that