Without a realistic prospect of an EU membership soon, Albanian nationalism could gain an upper hand, resulting in chaos in south-eastern Europe. Why must the EU, despite having lesser influence on the region than the U.S., initiate accession negotiations with all countries in the region willing to join the union?
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India should recognise the importance of Tibetans for India’s security. Security in the Himalayan borderlands does not come only from only a military build-up in which India cannot surpass China, or new border infrastructure, but also from the pro-India sentiments of its inhabitants.
Two years ago, during the Arab Spring uprisings in several West Asian nations, youth and pro-democracy movements flared up on the Persian Gulf island of Bahrain. In light of these events, this paper assesses how Bahrain’s policies toward its Shia constituency have affected relations between Sunni and Shia groups.
As a neighbour, India has legitimate interests in Myanmar, especially for peace and progress in its North East. More recently though, the Myanmarese are looking to imbibe democratic values from India, learn about regulations, banking systems, commodities exchanges, media councils, software and telecom skills
In 2014, the departing U.S. troops will leave behind in Kabul, a frail government susceptible to attacks – and a potential collapse – from various insurgent groups operating in the nation, threatening stability in South Asia as a whole. How should India involve itself in the reconstruction process in Afghanistan?
The experience between the people of Myanmar’s Chin Hills and of Mizoram’s Lushai Hills shows that increased cross-border interaction has influenced the economic situation on both sides of the border. Sanjay Pulipaka blogs about the challenges and opportunities that come with increased exchanges across the border.
Unless foreign direct investment in Burma's war-torn borderlands is refocused towards people-centered development, it is likely to deepen disparity between the region’s most neglected peoples and Burma's new military, business and political elite, and exacerbate a decades-long civil war.
Although in the recent weeks, there has been an apparent goodwill in the Afghan-Pakistan relationship, there still exists severe volatility on the ground in both nations. Unless the two nations overcome their mutual distrust and work together, post-2014, one can expect dramatic instability in the war-torn nation.
The ethnic minority Uighurs seek freedom from oppression, but Beijing calls them extremists and insists its campaign against them is essential to the global war on terror.
Kyrgyzstan has remained politically unstable for the past few decades and many of its leaders have been ousted, President Kurmanbek Bakiyev being the most recent. What makes Kyrgyzstan this unusual place, with an ability to chase out its leaders when so many others in the world cannot succeed in doing so?