The tragedy of partition was compounded by the economic division of South Asia, an outcome that did not need to accompany the political separation. India’s efforts at regional economic integration will have implications for both peace and development.
For India and Pakistan, two states with roughly equal amounts of nuclear arsenals, words matter.
The rise of Hindu nationalism in India is transforming Indian Muslims into second class citizens, while the South Asian brand of Islam has lost some autonomy because of growing influence from the Gulf.
The nuclear facility non-attack agreement between India and Pakistan is the most enduring nuclear confidence-building measure on record in South Asia, but it has lost practical utility and should be updated for contemporary circumstances.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has become the organizing foreign policy concept of the Xi Jinping era.
India and South Korea have had different development trajectories and contrasting attitudes toward military alliances, yet both countries have similar regional environments and a growing potential to be stronger players in the international community.
To sustain India's rise, Delhi must advance its economic policies, engage in defense sector reform, and construct strategic partnerships to navigate the power shifts among America, China, and Russia
As Trump generates a new round political turbulence in India’s western neighborhood, India must embark on a more activist policy in the Middle East that goes beyond its hollow rhetoric.
Buddhism’s principles and values transcend borders to bind people across Asia within a common cultural heritage.
President Trump and Xi Jinping must focus on building personal chemistry and having an honest discussion of their world views.