Trump draws geopolitical battle lines in South Asia

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by James M. Dorsey President Donald J. Trump has drawn battle lines in South Asia that are likely to have a ripple effect across Eurasia: a stepped-up war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, a tougher approach towards Pakistan’s selective support… Continue Reading  

How to Stop Kashmir from Spiraling into All-Out War

An Indian Army soldier with the 99th Mountain Brigade fires at role-playing insurgents during bilateral training with paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team May 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The soldiers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual training event between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific to improve the ability of the forces involved to respond to a wide range of contingencies.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

by Rajan Menon Kashmir has again become the venue for a confrontation between India and Pakistan. On September 11, militants attacked an Indian military post in Poonch, and on September 18, another in Uri—both towns in Indian Kashmir. They infiltrated… Continue Reading  

India Cements Role in Iran with Chabahar Deal

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by Sumitha Narayanan Kutty Indian prime minister Narendra Modi made his first-ever visit to Iran on Sunday. It was also the first visit by an Indian head of state since the Iranian nuclear deal last year. Topping Modi’s agenda were… Continue Reading  

India Between Iran and Saudi Arabia

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by Fatemeh Aman During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia that began on April 3, India and Saudi Arabia signed agreements on financial intelligence-sharing, terrorism financing, and trade and investment. According to the joint statement, the two countries… Continue Reading  

The Iran Deal and South Asia

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by Fatemeh Aman The agreement between Iran and world powers may be making Iran’s Arab neighbors nervous, but for South Asian countries with energy worries, it has come as a relief. The lifting of sanctions on Iran could mean economic… Continue Reading