The Bay of Bengal once represented a major share of world trade. The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) seeks to rediscover this common heritage through its stated goal of regional integration.
There are a number of new avenues for collaboration between the EU and India and practical ways to update the strategic partnership.
By reaching out to Asian powers, especially China, Moscow is trying to replace the West as a source of capital and investment, as well as a major market for Russian exports.
As the U.S. commitment to NATO comes under question and countries grapple with Chinese and Russian assertiveness, there is a heavier burden on regional powers to take on more responsibility in the Middle East and in the Indian Ocean.
With India and Pakistan close to the brink of confrontation, the subcontinent presents an illuminating study in what happens when traditional assumptions about deterrence no longer hold.
In an era defined by “pivots” and “resets,” the United States has maintained a precarious balance at home and abroad.
In the grander scheme of things, President Obama has been generally successful in crafting policy that balanced his own philosophical convictions with the national mood without compromising on the U.S. commitment to the international community.
The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation has released draft guidelines regarding the commercial use of drones.
Illegal immigration from Bangladesh has been a key issue for India and has become a focal point in the 2016 assembly election in Assam.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project may be based on economic principles, but broader strategic and security interests are driving both Beijing and Islamabad.