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CHINA’S INFLUENCE ON CONFLICT DYNAMICS IN SOUTH ASIA  By United States Institute of Peace

We are in the midst of a strong, if still emerging, bipartisan consensus that the greatest challenge that the United States faces in the field of foreign affairs is dealing with an increasingly powerful and assertive People’s Republic of China whose behavior is having an impact that in many ways is inimical to US interests. As was the case of the confrontation with the Soviet Union and the fight with violent extremism after 9/11, the new overarching principle of US diplomacy is likely ...Read more >

56 Pages
4.13 MB
INDIA’S LIMITED TRADE CONNECTIVITY WITH SOUTH ASIA  By Riya Sinha, Niara Sareen

Despite geographical proximity and the existence of bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements (FTAs), South Asia is one of the least economically integrated regions in the world. Owing to protectionist policies, high logistics cost, lack of political will and a broader trust deficit, intra-regional trade in South Asia remains well below its potential at 5% of the region’s global ...Read more >

16 Pages
1.53 MB
SOUTH ASIA ECONOMIC FOCUS  By Valerie Mercer-Blackman, Siddharth Sharma

Presentation outline 1. Recent Economic Developments 2. With a new world, a changing outlook 3. The impact of COVID-19 on the informal ...Read more >

32 Pages
1.71 MB
SOUTH ASIA SDG PROGRESS OVERVIEW  By Dr. Rajan Sudesh Ratna

South Asia and SDG performance • Before COVID-19, South Asia, despite robust economic growth and impressive progress in poverty reduction – lagged behind in 15 out of 17 goals (Goal 16 – regressed). • The subregion is critical for global SDGs – 25% of world population with 36% in extreme poverty and ...Read more >

14 Pages
1.75 MB
DETERRENCE STABILITY AND THE CONVENTIONAL BALANCE OF FORCES IN SOUTH ASIA  By Christopher Clary

After the 1999 Kargil conflict, in which Indian soldiers had to beat back the surprise intrusion of Pakistani forces at elevations up to 17,000 feet, then-Indian defense minister George Fernandes boasted that, If India ...Read more >

44 Pages
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DETERRENCE INSTABILITY & NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN SOUTH ASIA  

Deterrence between India and Pakistan is becoming less stable with the passage of time and the increase in nuclear weapon capabilities. India and Pakistan have not addressed basic issues in ...Read more >

208 Pages
1.71 MB
SOUTH ASIAS STRUGGLE: SEARCHING FOR INTEGRATION AMID THE ANOMALOUS CHINESE SHADOW  By Dr. Monika Chansoria

South Asia is grappling with traditional challenges of nation building and the regional tumult has rendered it to be the least integrated region in the ...Read more >

4 Pages
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GLOBAL TERRORISM INDEX 2014   

This is the second edition of the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report which provides a comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism over the last 14 years beginning in 2000 and ending in 2013. ...Read more >

91 Pages
4.24 MB
SOUTHEAST ASIA 2035: A REALIZED ECONOMIC PROMISE  

In this matrix, variables at the left and bottom are considered less desirable than those at the right and top. A lack of integration is taken to be undesirable, as it would prevent countries from maximizing their comparative ...Read more >

10 Pages
3.08 MB
THE INDIAN OCEAN REGION  By Antony H Cordesman

Any effort to provide a strategic assessment of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) presents major serious challenges in terms of its sheer scope. The region is so large that it presents major problems ...Read more >

427 Pages
8.27 MB
ASIA-PACIFIC POWER DYNAMICS : STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS AND OPTIONS FOR INDIA  

The title of Ambassador CV Ranganathans keynote talk was Geo-politics of the India Pacific Region: Indian Perspective. Ambassador Ranganathan started his keynote address by stating that it is difficult to predict the geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific ...Read more >

38 Pages
7.54 MB
DECODING CHINAS EMERGING GREAT POWER STRATEGY IN ASIA  By Christopher K. Johnson

The course charted by Chinas reemergence as a great power over the next few de cades represents the primary strategic challenge for the U.S.- Japan security alliance and for the East Asian security landscape writ ...Read more >

62 Pages
1.81 MB
THE REVIVAL OF THE SILK ROADS (LAND CONNECTIVITY) IN ASIA  By Pradumna B. Rana

This paper argues that contrary to popular belief, in the bygone era, there was not one but two Silk Roads in Asia the Northern and the less well-known South-western Silk ...Read more >

46 Pages
1.34 MB
RELATIONS BETWEEN AFGHANISTAN AND CENTRAL ASIAN STATES AFTER 2014  By nargis kassenova

All Central Asian states are concerned about the potential spillover of insecurity from Afghanistan. The impending withdrawal of the International Security Assistance ...Read more >

40 Pages
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MYANMARS GROWING REGIONAL ROLE  By Mely Caballero

Myanmar is a nation consumed with its own evolution. After decades of authoritarianism and self-imposed isolation, the country has begun to reform its politics at home and open up to the outside ...Read more >

112 Pages
2.23 MB
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