American indifference might have spurred Beijing to rapidly strengthen its military presence in the South China Sea.
The abrupt cancellation of recently-announced Foreign Minister-level talks between India and Pakistan herald a rough phase for bilateral relations between the two neighbours.
India, by falling back to its traditional non-alignment policy, can serve as a mediator between an increasingly assertive China and the West.
In 1993 the Oslo Accords were struck in optimism, but a quarter of a century later little has changed - and there's no real prospect it ever will.
Moscow and Beijing are on a new path to build a solid alternative to the American order in Eastern Europe and Asia. But, India can't afford to take sides.
For India, the complex Indo-Pacific project will not be an easy game to master. Yet, it is in for a good start.
The newly-formed cabinet of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has several establishment faces with close links to India.
Till the division, there were more Bengali speakers in Assam than Assamese speakers.
The Ghanian diplomat leaves behind a complex legacy of tragedies and successes.
The Indian Punjab's aspirations for stronger linkages with Pakistan is not driven by mere 'Punjabi nostalgia,' but by a very strong economic-cultural logic.