Aakriti Bachhawat

Regional wrap

The last fortnight was one of those never-ending ones, where Indo-Pacific watchers witnessed the unfolding of spectacular geopolitical developments with long-term implications for regional security. Read More

Regional wrap

The Indo-Pacific region was witness to some stunning developments last fortnight, with the re-election of Australia’s conservative government, defying numerous opinion polls, stealing the show. 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

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

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

Ugly stability: Our nuclear future

Back in the late 1990s, Ashley Tellis characterised South Asia’s nuclear balance as ‘ugly stability’—a condition, he believed, that would probably… Read More

Regional wrap

There are certain world events that mark a before and after for how we regard some phenomena. Far-right extremism and mass shootings weren’t on the… Read More

Regional wrap

Intellectual discourse during the last fortnight focused heavily on the events and outcomes of the preceding one; several questions remain unanswered in the aftermath of… Read More

The impact of the Kashmir crisis on the Indian election

These words, spoken by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a visit to Ahmedabad this week, show clear parallels to a famous … Read More