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      After 15 years of limited cooperation, India and the EU have the opportunity to join forces on promoting peace and stability in Afghanistan.

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      Raja Mandala: Breaking the Panipat Syndrome

      With India’s relations with Pakistan entering a period of turbulence, Afghanistan could acquire an unusual prominence in India’s regional strategy.

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      Breaking Out of the Box

      A more complex phase in the long-standing conflict between India and Pakistan has begun. Modi must retain strong control over the inevitable escalation that will unfold and sustain relentless pressure on Rawalpindi’s political vulnerabilities.

      • Op-Ed

      New Dynamic in the North West

      Afghanistan’s geopolitical situation means it must either normalize relations Pakistan or partner with India to balance it. After having attempted the former, Afghanistan is pursuing the latter.

      • Op-Ed

      India’s Chabahar Test

      The fact that it has taken more than a decade for India to begin work on the Chabahar port project reveals the deep-rooted internal constraints on India’s regional economic strategy.

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      Raja-Mandala: A Short History of F-16s

      Delhi finds Washington’s argument that the F-16s will help Pakistan counter terrorism in the region somewhat incredulous.

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      Raja-Mandala: After Mullah Omar

      Even if Pakistan succeeds in getting the new Taliban leadership to the table, there will be enough Afghan elements to challenge the terms.

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      The Great Game Folio: China’s Taliban

      Beijing has begun to see that political stability and moderation in Afghanistan are vital to counter the rise of Islamist extremism and ethnic separatism in its restive far western province, Xinjiang.

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      The Great Game Folio: Modi’s Pak Pivot

      To be an effective player in Central Asia, India must find a way either through Pakistan, or around it.

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      More Modestly, With Kabul

      Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to New Delhi offers an opportunity for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to recalibrate India’s Afghan policy toward greater realism and more modest goals.

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      Bilal Baloch
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      Bilal Baloch is a visiting fellow at Carnegie India where his research focuses on the political economy of government behavior in India and other developing democracies.

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