Southern Asia

India to Repeal Three Anti-farm Laws

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On November 19, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a very remarkable statement referring to the government’s decision to repeal three laws on the subject of reforming the country’s agriculture. The cancellation procedure, the Indian Prime Minister continued, will be launched as early as the next session of Parliament. He also urged farmers “to return home…

Inter-confessional Relations in India and Bangladesh Aggravate amid Taliban’s Victory in Afghanistan

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It is no exaggeration to say that the rise of the Taliban (banned in Russia) to power in Afghanistan is one of those events whose significance goes far beyond the borders of this particular country. In particular, it played, perhaps against the wishes of the Taliban themselves, the role of leaven thrown into…

QUAD-2 is Created: Has India Left the Geopolitical Crossroads Behind?

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The announcement of the October 18 video meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Israel, India, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States has not garnered much attention. Meanwhile, it may well be a landmark in the transformation of the world’s political map taking place before our very eyes. First of all, some clarification of what…

Wendy Sherman Visits Uzbekistan, India, and Pakistan

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The activity in the foreign policy arena of the first US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is impressive. Since her return to the diplomatic service in mid-April of this year, the 71 year old woman has made three extensive tours abroad, during which she has visited more than a dozen countries. They are all located in the Indo-Pacific region, which unmistakably shows…

Pakistani Regional Influence is on the Rise

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In recent months in the wake of the events in Afghanistan, Pakistan has conspicuously increased its regional influence, a fact noticed not only by the most active international actors, but also by Pakistan itself. Thus, on September, 22 at a business conference in Islamabad Pakistani Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry…

The Real Eye Opener From the 3rd BRICS Summit

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On September 9th, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the much-anticipated 3th BRICS Summit in virtual format. This iteration of the summit was carried out under the theme “Intra-BRICS cooperation for continuity, consolidation and consensus.” The heads of state of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa were on board discussing issues from…

Pakistan and the New Afghan Government

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The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan in August 2021 led to the country falling under the control of the Islamist movement Taliban (banned in RussiaDahJTkfw. The fall of the previous Afghan government caused deep concern for all the countries that share a border with Afghanistan. Pakistan is worried about the recent events in Afghanistan, because in Pakistani society…

India is Searching to Define its Role in its Rapidly Changing Region

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The so-called Quad nations, the United States, Australia, India and Japan have just had a meeting in the United States. A rather bland statement was issued by the four following the meeting. It contained no surprises. What is a surprise and remains a puzzle is the presence of India in the quartet, whose intentions of its formulator…

The Gap between Washington and Islamabad is Widening

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In recent years, there has been an undisguised deterioration in relations between Washington and Islamabad. However, this breakdown with a country once considered a critical military and political ally of the United States in South Asia and the Middle East has long been evident. The US-Pakistan alliance has already been severely damaged since the killing of Osama…

Terrorist Attacks Continue in Pakistan

It looks like it may become a bad tradition to use the opening phrase “No sooner had the New Eastern Outlook…” in an article on the situation in Pakistan, which is prompted by yet another terrorist attack on Pakistani territory. These attacks have increased sharply recently, which fits in with the general pattern of increasing turbulence in the Central and South…

Religious Сonflicts in India – Past, Present and Future

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Popular unrest arising from religious differences has become increasingly commonplace in India over the last few decades. The proportion of Muslims in the country, which was recorded as 14.25% in the 2011 census, is increasing year by year, and the government, dominated by Hindus, is unwilling to face up to this reality. How long has this conflict between Hindus and Muslims…

Blinken-Lloyd Duo Returns to Asia

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At the end of July US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin returned to Asia to resolve one of the key foreign policy challenges facing all the US administrations of the last 10 years – the continuous growth of China’s influence, both in the region and globally. It is possible that the joint presence in the region of the heads of foreign policy…


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