In South Asia, the coronavirus pandemic is at once a public health crisis, an economic crisis, and a humanitarian crisis.
COVID-19 creates specific challenges for Muslim religious authorities pertaining to assembly, practice, and policy. With public health measures affecting Muslim worshippers the most during the month of Ramadan, authorities must answer questions from individual citizens and political actors alike.
Although it may appear more unstable and violent, the “new normal” in India-Pakistan relations following the 2019 Balakot crisis may in fact closely resemble the prior situation.
Pakistani ambassador-at-large Ali Jehangir Siddiqui discusses Pakistan-U.S. business ties in the context of the U.S.-Taliban negotiations and the U.S.'s hopes to end the war in Afghanistan.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has strategic implications for China-Pakistan, China-India, India-U.S., and U.S.-China relations. U.S. targeted support to Pakistan could prevent Pakistan’s dependence on China, mitigating some of the most negative effects.
Whether for reasons of security or economics, the slow slide towards collective protectionism in the United States and Europe is unmistakable.
Current patterns of nuclearization in South Asia amply confirm the conclusion that although India and Pakistan have, at various points historically, supported the idea of abolishing nuclear weapons with various degrees of enthusiasm, that position has now been consigned to the dust heap of history.
The next crisis between India and Pakistan might originate from an Indian offensive to seize territory in Kashmir. If so, the chances of the conflict escalating to war are more likely than currently predicted.
Abu Dhabi and Riyadh see a natural partnership with Modi’s government, a cooperation that could change the dynamics of the South Asian-Gulf nexus.
In the wake of the BJP’s second consecutive single party majority in 2019, which comes on the back of significant political changes at the level of India’s states, the available evidence points in one direction