The Dragon Gatecrash at SAARC Can’t be Ignored

By G Parthasarathy Thirty years after SAARC was formed, South Asia lacks any meaningful economic integration. In India’s engagement with ASEAN, however, trade and economic ties are booming, with bilateral trade set to exceed $100 billion soon. The Kathmandu SAARC Summit reiterated this irrelevance of SAARC. Pakistan rejected proposals for

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Why Tibet Remains The Core Issue In China-India Relations

By Brahma Chellaney Despite booming two-way trade, strategic discord and rivalry between China and India is sharpening. At the core of their divide is Tibet, an issue that fuels territorial disputes, border tensions and water feuds. Beijing says Tibet is a core issue for China. In truth, Tibet is the

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Great Power Game in Nepal

By JP Naren During the book launch program of ‘Prayogshala’ penned by Sudheer Sharma last year, politician Pradip Giri said, “Interests of all powerful nations in Nepal has increased; intelligence agencies of many countries have been collecting core information under the veil of something other but, officers of Indian intelligence

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