Category: South Asia

South China Sea: The Stand-Off Explained

Rodrigo Duterte, the current President of the Philippines, recently stated the country will no longer challenge China’s claims in the South China Sea. This comes only weeks after China has warned Singapore to stay out of the disputes illustrates that the…

‘Modi’fying Indian Foreign Policy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reoriented foreign policy to reflect his vision of a more active, assertive and globalized nation. Since his election in 2014, Modi has played an extremely active role in shaping Indian foreign policy. Having claimed…

The Punisher: the Filipino Peoples’ President

Last May, the Philippines had its presidential elections, and winning by a significant margin was Rodrigo Duterte, a former mayor in the city of Davao in the south. It has only been five months since he’s been in office, and…

The Uri Attack and What It Means for Indo-Pak Relations

Since the independence of India and subsequent creation of Pakistan, the two nations have been perpetually in conflict. While the modern world would like to believe that it has moved past many old prejudices and sources of conflict, many points…

Myanmar, the New Emblem of Democracy?

Military coup, dictatorship, fragile democracy – Myanmar, also known as Burma, has experienced it all. Independence hero, General Aung San could have never predicted his newly independent country was to become one of the most detrimental military dictatorships that would fuel the long…