Daily Archives: June 18, 2017

India and Pakistan membership a challenge for SCO

China has taken over the rotating presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and is scheduled to host the next summit in June 2018 in China. Earlier this month,...

Sri Lankan Muslim identity and Buddhist extremism

Sri Lanka which in 2009 ended a long drawn civil war battling the Tamil Tiger rebels fighting for a separate state is now struggling to maintain religious harmony in...

Saving SCO from becoming SAARC

With the inclusion of India and Pakistan in Shanghai Co-operation Organization (SCO), the organization’s sphere of influence, as Russia’s Vladimir Putin said, has regionally expanded, a region that has,...

China looms larger than ever in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s top civilian leader – the State Counselor -- remains torn between Asia and the West. And a spat with the UN is pushing Myanmar...