India and South Asia

Time to focus on foreign policy for the sake of Australia’s future

Australians face a set of decisions in foreign policy arguably more important to us than any national decisions since the Second World War, writes John… Read More

What’s stopping India and Pakistan from solving the Kashmir conflict?

Recent India–Pakistan border skirmishes have brought the dispute over Kashmir to the world’s attention once again. While the latest crisis has abated for now, the… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight was marred by yet another man-made tragedy in this part of the world, a terrorist attack that claimed several hundred innocent… Read More

The global blight of populism threatens the world’s biggest democracy

Right-wing populism is on the rise across the globe. From Donald Trump in the United States to Matteo Salvini in Italy to Jair Bolsonaro in… Read More

Indian elections: It’s all about the economy, stupid!

Voting is now underway in the world’s largest democracy. With many of India’s rural farmers affected by the government’s mismanagement of the economy and the… Read More

Coal comfort: Australia-India ties after the elections

In an odd quirk of timing, this year Australia and India’s elections will run in parallel. On 11 April, Scott Morrison made the trip to… Read More

India should play the Tibet card with China

China’s decision to block Pakistani Masood Azhar’s designation as a terrorist at the UN yet again is likely to test the limits of the… Read More

Modi and the watchmen: India’s national security election

Barely a couple of months ago, it looked as though Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies were going to struggle to hold… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight witnessed a few key developments in the Indo-Pacific region. The most significant one for Australia, was the Morrison government’s announcement of… Read More

India elections: who are Narendra Modi’s main rivals – and can they beat him?

India is heading to the polls in the world’s biggest democratic election and a number of different figures could emerge as India’s next prime minister in… Read More