Roshni Kapur is an independent researcher based in Singapore specialising in geopolitics, conflict resolution, identity politics and energy transition in South Asia. She previously worked as a Research Analyst at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASEAN and Myanmar: No sign of progress
Despite aiming to promote regional stability, the grouping has struggled to find consensus after the coup in Naypyidaw.
The geopolitics of aiding the Taliban’s Afghanistan
Humanitarian assistance must be disentangled from concepts of political legitimacy in the country’s unfolding crisis.
India: Trolls from a Hindu nationalist fringe with a majority complex
Online outrage over a jewellery TV ad underlined a majoritarian drift in debating Indian identity.
Singapore and Sri Lanka: Newfound opportunities amid Covid-19 pandemic
Singapore’s efforts to diversify food imports is a practical choice that bodes well for Colombo’s Asia-centric policy.
Kashmir, a year on from the change
Revoking special status hasn’t resolved militancy or improved the local economy – both supposed goals of the move.
The Taliban makes the most of Covid-19 crisis in Afghanistan
Whether for propaganda or political clout, the group has adopted an unexpected response to the outbreak.
En masse Muslim resignations a setback for healing in Sri Lanka
The Muslim community is a vital to combatting terrorism and promoting social harmony so alienating them makes no sense.
Peace in Afghanistan: the tumultuous road ahead
The next round of peace talks will be anything but straightforward if the previous negotiations are anything to go by.
Why governments criticise China and then sign deals with Beijing
Despite anxiety about China’s growing footprint in South Asia and Africa, countries see a chance to balance past ties.