Articles by: The Dialogue

India’s entry into the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: A boost to regional stability?

India’s entry into the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: A boost to regional stability?

June 14, 2017 at 1:01 AM

As India and Pakistan set to become formal members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) during its forthcoming summit on 8th June 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan, there are lot of anxieties as regards the SCO turning into a battleground for settling scores owing to their animosities over the question ofRead More

Politics of Destabilisation and Regime Change in Venezuela

Politics of Destabilisation and Regime Change in Venezuela

June 13, 2017 at 5:19 PM

Political Opposition in Venezuela is in a negative-sum game. Actors of different hues and mutual contradictions have united in their common hatred for President Nicolas Maduro and in their determination to overthrow the Chavista regime – in power since 1999. Opposition is working in tandem with international actors who areRead More

The Chabahar Port Project: Why China Matters for India

The Chabahar Port Project: Why China Matters for India

April 27, 2017 at 10:57 AM

On 23rd May 2016, in a strategic mission to reach out to the regions of West and Central Asia, India reached a trilateral agreement with Iran and Afghanistan known as the Chabahar Agreement. Chabahar is a city in the Southeastern Iran’s Sistan-Baluchistan province near the Gulf of Oman. With thisRead More

Kashmir- Indian State forsaking its army?

Kashmir- Indian State forsaking its army?

April 18, 2017 at 5:12 AM

The Siamese twins, the army and the state have never been separated since they were born some eight thousand years ago. Army is a hireling of the state. Similar groups of armed men, if self employed are called rebels or bandits. For the army, the state is the client. ThatRead More