← Contributors Saira Bano Follow @sairaban1 Saira Bano is an Assistant Professor of Politics at Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia, Canada. Her primary research interests are International Relations theories, great power politics and security issues in South Asia. Articles by Saira Bano (2) Saira Bano 22 Jan 2024 India’s newfound assertiveness is a feature of the great game in South Asia Strategic competition is drawing out new challenges, with US-China competition at the centre. Saira Bano 1 Dec 2023 COP28: A better climate for US-China relations? As rivalry dominates cooperation, shared concern on the environment is still held out as a chance to stabilise ties.