The concept of a buffer state, a smaller state strategically placed between two or more major warring powers, has played a significant role in the history of geopolitical theory. We refer to the collection of these buffer states and their neighboring controversies as buffer systems. Such buffer zones provide possibilities […]
India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal, and Bhutan make up the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), a regional alliance.Ranil Wickremesinghe, the president of Sri Lanka, has proposed turning the BIMSTEC region, which consists of the seven member countries, into a single “borderless” tourist […]
In a survey of about 1,95,000 women who had ever been in a relationship across three South Asian nations, including India, researchers found a correlation between a 1 degree Celsius increase in the annual average temperature and a 4.5% increase in intimate partner violence (IPV). By the end of the […]
Due to a shortage of employment prospects in the Indian Army, Nepali Gurkhas are joining Russia’s Wagner Group.
According to reports, the Wagner Group, a private military corporation located in Russia, has attracted Nepali Gurkhas to its ranks. Following a recent revision in Russian citizenship restrictions, according to The Economic Times, Nepali teenagers have joined the Wagner Group as contract soldiers, drawn by the promise of Russian citizenship […]
Before the general elections in 2021, Nepal’s former prime minister KP Oli—a “self-declared atheist”—did something that was seen as populist. Oli presented 104 kilograms of gold to the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. It was believed to be an effort to placate Nepal’s Hindu population. With the gold, a “Jalahari,” or […]