Iranian state media reports the IRGC struck militant targets in Pakistan’s western Balochistan province, reflecting an expanding regional war.
Now home to over two billion people, the balance of power in South Asia is changing as China makes inroads into India’s backyard. But the political order in region states is also transforming, headlined by the rise of Hindu nationalists in New Delhi. Elsewhere, it seems to be more of the same. Bangladesh remains a one-party state. And Pakistan seems trapped in a permanent state of crisis.
Fearful that Imran Khan’s PTI could still win Pakistan’s February 8 general elections, the army is going to great lengths to deny the party a victory.
Scholar Ali Riaz joins host Arif Rafiq to discuss Bangladesh’s elections and whether the country’s socio-economic gains can be sustained under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s authoritarian regime.
India’s 2024 election season will effectively begin on January 22, when a Hindu temple built on the site of a destroyed mosque opens.
General Asim Munir’s visit to Washington reflects how little a priority democracy is in the Biden administration’s Pakistan policy.
Murtaza Hussain of The Intercept joins host Arif Rafiq to discuss India’s global assassination campaign and its geopolitical implications.
The U.S. partnership with India and the Adani Group to counter China is laden with financial, geopolitical, and reputational risks.
The assassination plot against a Sikh separatist foiled by the U.S. raises concerns about Indian foreign policy and growing authoritarianism.
A primer on the Hindu nationalist extremist ideology that is radically reshaping Indian politics and society.
The China-Pakistan joint naval exercises in the Arabian Sea reflect a more competitive strategic landscape in the north Indian Ocean region.