[Bahauddin Foizee] Despite his attempts to reduce Chinese influence during the initial stage of his tenure, Sirisena had later realized that China has already established so deep influence in his country that he had little power to change this reality.
[Syafruddin Arsyad] Iranian regime has now become detached from the young Iranians as well as from its support bases in Lebanon and Iraq.
[Bahauddin Foizee] While coastal areas of countries like Bangladesh, India, the Philippines and Sri Lanka would disappear gradually, other small island nations like Micronesia and the Maldives would be submerged under water almost completely, turning millions of inhabitants living in these countries into climate refugees.
[Yead Mirza] USA's growing desperation to end the Afghan war – driven by the understanding of 'costs versus benefits' of the longdrawn conflict – would bring about a positive result for achieving peace in not-so-distant future.
[Syafruddin Arsyad] After four years of war, many wonder what actually caused the parties to enter into a conflict that both sides are now finding hard to end.
[John Bruton] Trump Administration's Middle East policy is increasing the risk of unintended conflict between the US forces and Iranian forces & loyal militias. The policy is also making a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict impossible and a one-state solution more inevitable.
[Dr. Pankaj Jha] Under India’s Act East policy, Vietnam will remain the important vantage point to project India’s development, trade and investment priorities.
[Asma Masood] Is it not time once again, Ms. Suu Kyi, to sing the tunes of Myanmar’s democratic spirit?
[Dr. Pankaj Jha] The idea of an Asian Quad – comprising of Japan, India, Vietnam and Indonesia – would help to narrow the growing mistrust between China and the US, and would create an edifice acceptable to both. Hence, these two major powers need to subscribe to this idea of an Asian Quad.
[Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra] Mutual suspicions would dictate relations between China and India for a long time to come.