America’s withdrawal from the Iran deal could give Delhi some leverage in oil price negotiations with Tehran, but it’s even more likely to trigger a series of diplomatic headaches for India.
The Pakistani military and government remain circumspect about the planned deployment of a thousand troops to Saudi Arabia.
The statements from Ghani and Tillerson may add to public pressure on the Pakistani state, but they’re unlikely to change its behaviour or its strategic calculations.
The US secretary of state is likely to have a difficult conversation with Pakistan and will need to smooth over difference with India.
A new article examines insurgencies in South Asia and concludes ISIS is unlikely to disappear despite the serious reversals it has suffered.