In order to attempt to consolidate its power status in Asia, India has chosen to adopt an international policy that looks to both the continent and the ocean. Firstly Delhi is working to clinch a prominent role in the long-lasting and intricate Afghan crisis and to prevent political and economic repercussions in a three-way game with China and Pakistan.
Japanese foreign policy is based on two linchpins – Japan’s alliance with the USA and regional cooperation.
The analysis examines the current context of the Kashmir conflict by comparing the states’ perspectives that have emerged from the India-Pakistan dialogue process initiated in 2004. This process has facilitated the adoption of some initiatives (which were unthinkable decades ago) regarding the exchange of people and goods across the Line of Control (the line that divides both sides of Kashmir).
Nearly a decade after the U.S. and NATO military engagement, Afghanistan remains a fragile state. Despite, involvement of foreign troops has increased, the Taliban insurgency remains the greatest threat to Afghanistan’s stability. As conflict continues, Nato leaders and the U.S. president Barack Obama announced a full military withdrawal by the end of 2014, due to begin in July 2011.