India Pakistan Tension

Backgrounder: India-Pakistan Clashes in Kashmir

F-16s from the Pakistan Air Force fly near a KC-135 Stratotanker after refueling during an Exercise Red Flag mission July 21, 2010, at Nellis Air Force, Nev. Approximately 100 Pakistan Air Force F-16B pilots and support personnel are participating in Red Flag. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Phelps) PAF at Red Flag, cc Flickr DVIDSHUB, modified,

A sudden string of escalations in Kashmir risks a dangerous new conflict between South Asia’s two nuclear-armed states.

US Pullout from Afghanistan (February 10, 2019)

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Zac and Nick discuss what the United States achieved in Afghanistan and how regional interests are primed to reassert themselves once the US military leaves.

US-India Relations in 2019: A Closer Partnership?

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A variety of shared geopolitical interests will bring New Delhi and Washington closer together in the year to come.

Is Pakistan’s PM Imran Riding the Tiger?

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Pakistan's state institutions have long nurtured religious fundamentalism, but sooner or later the chickens will come home to roost.

Has the Islamic State Threat Bypassed India?

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India’s security and intelligence communities have remained one step ahead of Islamic State so far. But has the threat actually passed?

Backgrounder: Pakistan Election

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Millions of Pakistanis will head to the polls on July 25 to elect a new government, braving a wave of election-related violence across the country.

Controlling the Heights: Great Power Competition in Nepal

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One thing is clear from recent shifts in Nepalese politics: India can no longer take Nepal for granted.

The Afghanistan War under Trump

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President Trump has ruled out negotiations with the Taliban just as a BBC study revealed the militant group’s sprawling presence over large swathes of Afghanistan.

Water Conflict: Indus Water Treaty Up for Debate in India

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A 1960 water-sharing treaty between India and Pakistan could be the next casualty of deteriorating bilateral relations.

The Roots of Terrorism in Pakistan

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Pakistan’s home-grown terrorism problem is increasingly beyond the control of its fragile state institutions.

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