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IAF Articles: Asia/Pacific: Central/North Asia

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The PMLN Government, Political Uncertainty and Pakistan’s Complex Challenges: A Short Analysis
The PMLN Government, Political Uncertainty and Pakistan’s Complex Challenges: A Short Analysis

Analyzing the current state of Pakistan.  By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. 05/24/2022

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Assessing the History and Evolution of India’s Foreign policy in Afghanistan with Special Emphasis on India-Taliban Relations
Assessing the History and Evolution of India’s Foreign policy in Afghanistan with Special Emphasis on India-Taliban Relations

Examining India's foreign policy with Afghanistan.  By Harshita Tyagi. (02/16/2021)

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Beyond Nonalignment: The Impact of the Cold War on India’s Foreign Policy
Beyond Nonalignment: The Impact of the Cold War on India’s Foreign Policy

Paper argues that India’s Cold War foreign policy was dynamic and constantly adapting to different situations, rather than a static nonalignment which many accounts reduce it to. By Tridib Bhattach... Read More...



FATA’s Mainstreaming Trajectory
FATA’s Mainstreaming Trajectory

What are the positives and pitfalls of mainstreaming FATA?  By Muhmmad Haseeb. (09/21/2021)

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The Belt and Road Initiative and Indian Security
The Belt and Road Initiative and Indian Security

China's Belt and Road Initiative and its implications for Indian security.  By Ashwin Kandath. (07/09/2021)

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The Belt and Road Initiative and Indian Security

By Ashwin Kandath. (07/09/2021)

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The Ghost of Afghanistan Past: A Challenge for the Biden Administration
The Ghost of Afghanistan Past: A Challenge for the Biden Administration

The Biden administration plans to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 2021.  What are the implications?  By Etfa Khurshid Mirza.  (04/22/2021)

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Corruption in Northern India: Can Blockchain Technology be used to help address the problem?
Corruption in Northern India: Can Blockchain Technology be used to help address the problem?

Examines corruption in India, particularly in the northern states, and the prospect of using blockchain technology to combat it. By J Mac Ghlionn. 03/16/2021

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Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Developing Countries
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Developing Countries

With an emphasis on Bangladesh, paper discusses how developing countries can achieve SDGs. By Suraiya Afrina. 02/19/2021

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The US-India Strategic Relations: A Brief Report
The US-India Strategic Relations: A Brief Report

Analysis of US-India strategic relations. By. Dr. Sohail Mahmood. 10/20/2020

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India’s Surgical Strike: An Analysis with Rational Actor Model
India’s Surgical Strike: An Analysis with Rational Actor Model

Using the Rational Actor Model, paper examines the history of India's surgical strikes against Pakistan. By Masrur Mahmud Khan. (04/29/2020)

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Countering the Rising Threat of China: Obstacles and Strategies, An Indian Perspective
Countering the Rising Threat of China: Obstacles and Strategies, An Indian Perspective

Paper examines China's increasing threat to India. By Saman Ayesha Kidwai. (10/31/2019)

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A Small-Town Contest in India Highlights the Need for Infrastructure Investment
A Small-Town Contest in India Highlights the Need for Infrastructure Investment

Examning sanitation and water improvement in developing countries.. By Anuradha Kataria. (12/15/2018)

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The New Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) Government and Pakistan’s Looming Economic Crisis
The New Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) Government and Pakistan’s Looming Economic Crisis

Analysis of Pakistan’s looming economic crisis and its new government's response.  By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (08/30/2018)

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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): An Analysis of the External Challenges
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): An Analysis of the External Challenges

Explores external factors and challenges presented to the CPEC effort. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (05/18/2017)

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Kulbhushan Jhadav Affair and India-Pakistan Conflict
Kulbhushan Jhadav Affair and India-Pakistan Conflict

A close look at the Kulbhushan Jhadav Affair and its repurcussions. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (04/25/2017)

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Evaluating Islam’s role in Central Asia
Evaluating Islam’s role in Central Asia

Paper examines arguments regarding the extent of radicalization in Central Asia and Islam’s history in the region. By Raja Sutherland. (09/12/2016).

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Katchatheevu: A Resolved, Yet an Unresolved Tussle
Katchatheevu: A Resolved, Yet an Unresolved Tussle

Is there hope to revolve dispute between India and Sri Lanka over the continuing the “disputed” islet – Katchatheevu – in the Palk Bay? By Adarsh Vijay. (08/03/2016)Read More...



Interests and Influences of Major External Actors in Central Asia
Interests and Influences of Major External Actors in Central Asia

Report analyzes Central Asia and current and emerging external actors in the region. By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic & Samantha Brletich. (07/06/2016)

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The Influence of Regional State Actors in Afghanistan’s Political Stability
The Influence of Regional State Actors in Afghanistan’s Political Stability

Report explores the influence of regional state actors in Afghanistan’s political stability post-2001, focusing on armed extremism and the Afghan opium economy as the two primary factors of i... Read More...



Terrorist threat in Central Asia. One problem, different approaches
Terrorist threat in Central Asia. One problem, different approaches

Attention to terrorism and ISIS has been growing in relation to the Russian involvement in the Syrian war and the risk of a “contagion” that, from North Africa and Middle East, could af... Read More...



Tryst with Destiny
Tryst with Destiny

What does the future hold for India? By Pankti Dalal. (09/11/2015)

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Reconsidering Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia – Past, Present and Future
Reconsidering Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia – Past, Present and Future

What has the impact of nuclear weapons had on Indian-Pakistani conflict?  By Dr. Mischa Hansel. (05/12/2015)

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Sectarian Rise in Pakistan: Role of Saudi Arabia and Iran
Sectarian Rise in Pakistan: Role of Saudi Arabia and Iran

Paper analyzes Pakistan's issue of sectarian divides and offers solutions. By Zulqarnain Khan. (03/05/2015)

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GRI Weekly Risk Outlook - February 2, 2015
GRI Weekly Risk Outlook - February 2, 2015

GRI’s Weekly Outlook: Turkish central bank to ease monetary policy further. Indian Reserve Bank to keep rates on hold, and Brazilian economy continues to struggle with stagflation. (Read More...



Is China Afghanistan’s new best friend?
Is China Afghanistan’s new best friend?

What are the chances for success and pitfalls for a China-Afghanistan partnership? By Ernesto Gallo.  (Read More...



Pakistan's Monkey Business
Pakistan's Monkey Business

Pakistan's recent violatiions of the cease fire agreement of 2003 must end.  By Kashi Pandit. (10/14/2014)

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IA Forum Interview with Reecha Upadhyay, The Asia Foundation
IA Forum Interview with Reecha Upadhyay, The Asia Foundation

Reecha Upadhyay of The Asia Foundation disusses facts, perceptions, and myths about rape in India. Interviewed by Madison J. Myers. (09/29/2014)

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IA Forum Interview: Carlotta Gall, NY Times
IA Forum Interview: Carlotta Gall, NY Times

IA-Forum interviews NYT’s reporter, Carlotta Gall, on her new book, The Wrong Enemy, and her thirteen years of reporting on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and North Africa. By Cynthia Iris (04/14/020... Read More...



Hell on Earth: The Use of Drones in Pakistan and the Socio-Economic and Psychological Issues
Hell on Earth: The Use of Drones in Pakistan and the Socio-Economic and Psychological Issues

Paper explores impact on the everyday life of broader populations that live through the trauma of drones.  By Mahmood Ahmad. (04/04/2014)

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