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Publication: Shaping Indo-Pacific Strategy | The Quad and India-Japan Relations

Shaping Indo-Pacific Strategy | The Quad and India-Japan Relations

While the Quad has been a key framework for the India-Japan relationship, New Delhi and Tokyo have also…
Publication: Transboundary River Management in Bangladesh and India | Bilateral Cooperation and Environmental Securitization

Transboundary River Management in Bangladesh and India | Bilateral Cooperation and Environmental Securitization

The region’s rivers are crucial to the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people, providing economic…
Publication: Balochistan: Colonial and Post-Colonial Governance, Insecurity, and CPEC

Balochistan: Colonial and Post-Colonial Governance, Insecurity, and CPEC

Since 1947, ethno-nationalist groups have repeatedly rebelled against the central government, protesting…
Publication: A Genealogy of Governance and Insurgency in Afghanistan

A Genealogy of Governance and Insurgency in Afghanistan

Hardly any State has, throughout the past half century, lived through a history as turbulent and as violent…
Publication: Drivers, Trajectories and Prospects of Military Modernization in China

Drivers, Trajectories and Prospects of Military Modernization in China

China’s increasingly aggressive military posturing in the Indo-Pacific is connected to Beijing’s ambition…
Publication: Good Taliban, Bad Taliban: Tracing the Resurgence of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)

Good Taliban, Bad Taliban: Tracing the Resurgence of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)

The background of the TTP’s organizational emergence is linked to the support Pakistan provided to militant…
Publication: No Tigers, Just Lions? The Evolution of Ethnic Democracy in Sri Lanka and Contemporary Challenges

No Tigers, Just Lions? The Evolution of Ethnic Democracy in Sri Lanka and Contemporary Challenges

Reflecting a victor’s peace, the prospects of post-conflict reconciliation in Sri Lanka have been severely…
Publication: The Making of the Durand Line, Irredentism and the Rise of the Taliban

The Making of the Durand Line, Irredentism and the Rise of the Taliban

The largely artificial nature of the Durand Line evoked opposition from Pashtuns on both sides of the…