South Asian Spillover of Russia-Ukraine War 

South Asian Spillover of Russia-Ukraine War 

Pakistan is seeking to cash in on dramatic shifts in global power plays. By edging closer to Moscow, it can potentially help Russia recover much of the ground it is losing in South Asia as its Soviet-era ally, India, veers more and more into the U.S. orbit.

Courting Bangladesh: US Pushes Bangladesh to Anti-China Military Pact

Courting Bangladesh: US Pushes Bangladesh to Anti-China Military Pact

Both China and America are courting Bangladesh because being next to the Bay of Bengal it can provide easy access to the Indian Ocean, which funnels much of the world trade. By controlling this sea lane, America can choke off China’s economy. Bangladesh can give China an alternative land route via Burma

How Religion Ignites India’s Language Wars

How Religion Ignites India’s Language Wars

As the quarrel went on between Hindus and Muslims, the colonial rulers made drastic changes to the way they exchanged information with the Indians. In the 1830s, English replaced Persian on the higher governmental level and the vernaculars became the medium of transactions on the lower.

New Reality in Middle East Threatens Palestinian Dream

New Reality in Middle East Threatens Palestinian Dream

Two possibilities are on the horizon: A one-state solution, which calls for merging the territories with Israel, and the other is to give Jordan parts of the West Bank and remodel the kingdom as a Palestinian nation.

India Inc. and India’s Healing

India Inc. and India’s Healing

Like America, India needs to heal, too; the nation is dangerously divided along religious lines. But the Indians can’t rely on Modi to bring the country back together.

The Red Tsar on the Fate of India, Pakistan—and Kashmir

The Red Tsar on the Fate of India, Pakistan—and Kashmir

Since independence, Delhi has been obsessed with Pakistan, a disoriented nation that is just one-fourth of India in land, people and natural resources. As a result, India today finds itself dwarfed by its real rival, China.

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