2020 saw increased competition between India and China in the South Asia region. My new piece examines how things might play out this year.
My latest piece examines growing tensions in the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
The investment and security deal currently being negotiated between Beijing and Tehran has provoked fears in the Indian media that China is trying to drive India out of Iran. But, in this essay for The National Interest, I argue that India’s Iranian investments are failing due to US sanctions, not Chinese expansionism.
In my latest story, Pakistan’s ambassador to Turkey and others respond to recent comments by the Indian consul-general in New York, who suggested recently that India should build settlements in Kashmir like those constructed by Israel in the Palestinian territories.
I recently had the opportunity to interview Pakistan’s former ambassador to the US, Sherry Rehman, on the sidelines of a recent conference on Kashmir in Ankara. Read the article here.
My latest article – which I’m a bit late posting – looks at the rapidly intensifying ties between India and Pakistan’s old friend, Saudi Arabia.
For my latest story, I interviewed experts at the ADB, OECD and elsewhere on the progress and prospects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
My latest looks at China’s growing influence in Nepal, which has traditionally been dominated by India but is increasingly within Beijing’s sphere of influence.
Read my latest article, looking at the recent informal summit in Chennai between the leaders of China and India.
I recently had the opportunity to interview former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert, who spoke on a variety of topics, including domestic Israeli politics, Iran, Syria and Israel’s relationship with Pakistan. Read the story here.