Swallowed by Water, in the Sundarbans There Is Nowhere Else to Go
By Piya Srinivasan
Poor and lower-caste women shoulder the worst impacts of climate change in the Sundarbans. The area also highlights key lessons on building climate resilience.
The Centrality of Security in the Pakistan-US Relationship
By Bantirani Patro
Even while expanding cooperation into other areas, Pakistan is keen on reviving the traditional security focus, especially in the face of the TTP threat.
India-France Relations and Indo-Pacific Power Play
By Prem Singh Gill
Their differing approaches toward strategic autonomy pose a major impediment, but it can be overcome by focusing on shared commitment to a rules-based order.
Iran Moves Towards Greater Cooperation With Taliban
By Anant Mishra and Christian Kaunert
Tehran is likely to work with Kabul to conduct cross-border operations against the ISKP, which claimed responsibility for the recent attack in Iran’s Kerman province.
Sri Lanka Kneecaps Its Marine Research
By Rathindra Kuruwita
With its decision to enforce a one-year ban on foreign maritime research vessels, Colombo has antagonized China and undermined its own capacity to explore its maritime resources.
Maldives Grapples with Repatriation Amidst Rising Religious Extremism
By Mimrah Abdul Ghafoor
The Muizzu government will repatriate 21 Maldivians, primarily widows and children of foreign terrorist fighters, from a refugee camp near the Turkey-Syria border.
Abject Surrender of the State to Armed Militia in India’s Manipur
By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
Thirty-seven legislators, including India’s junior minister for external affairs, were administered an oath by the chief of the Arambai Tenggol.
The France-India Dalliance: Operationalizing Strategic Autonomy in the Indian Ocean
By Olivier Blarel and Nicolas Blarel
France and India have the tools and legitimacy to become the main drivers of a novel cooperative and inclusive security architecture in the Indian Ocean.
Engaging With the Taliban Doesn’t Work
By Lauryn Oates
Observers urging engagement with the Taliban should take direction from those on the ground, who are directly impacted by the Taliban’s discriminatory policies.
Instability Looms Over Post-Election Bangladesh
By Mubashar Hasan
Hasina is back as prime minister. Economic problems and surging anger among opposition supporters threaten the much-vaunted stability under her rule.
Pakistan Accuses Indian Agents of Orchestrating the Killing of 2 Citizens on its Soil
By Munir Ahmed
Pakistan joins Canada and the United States in alleging attempted or successful assassinations of anti-India actors on foreign soil.
Iran Has Conducted Strikes in Pakistan Before. This Time Was Different.
By Riaz Khokhar and Asma Khalid
Pakistan’s retaliation was unexpected, and thus may not necessarily establish deterrence against future Iranian strikes.