A close relationship based on strategic needs.
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India has stood apart from other major democracies in failing to offer a full-throated condemnation of Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. Here’s why.
The scene in Srinagar, in Indian-administered Kashmir, after an Aug. 10, 2021, grenade attack by militants that wounded at least nine civilians. Kashmir has experienced sporadic violence for more than seven decades, including three wars.
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Kashmir has been in conflict since 1947, despite repeated UN and US interventions. An expert in security studies explains why international law has failed to keep the peace.
Soldiers patrol the mountainous, disputed border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh, on Nov. 8.
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Each side in the bloody Nagorno-Karabakh conflict accuses the other of war crimes. Such allegations attract foreign attention and possibly intervention, but rarely lead to a peaceful solution.
A confrontation on the India-China border this week saw shots fired for the first time in 45 years.
The border closure has affected goods from other West African countries.
Efforts to increase trade within the continent are being undermined from the start
Indian soldiers arrive at the wreckage of an an Indian helicopter that crashed on the Indian side of Kashmir on Feb. 27, 2019.
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India and Pakistan have been fighting for control over Kashmir, an 86,000-square-mile territory in the Himalayas, for seven decades. But the people of Kashmir have their own political goals too.
Two land borders separate Indonesia and East Timor.
Amid a prolonged border dispute between Indonesia and Timor Leste, indigenous groups have signed an agreement to solve problems arising from the dispute.
Development is peaking in the high country between India and China.
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For decades, China and India have clashed over their disputed Himalayan border. This clash is also playing out via a development boom that threatens the health of one of the world’s biggest river catchments.
The world has much to learn from the maturity, restraint and negotiation skills of one small country facing two superpowers
The Falkland Islands (Las Islas Malvinas): a rocky outpost at the centre of a centuries-long dispute.
A UN committee has agreed with the science underpinning Falklands boundary claims, but without solving the sovereignty issue the dispute is no closer to a solution.
A wooden boat sails on the Congo river against the backdrop the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa. The river flows through both the DRC and Republic of Congo which are in dispute over territory.
Africa has had border disputes through the millennia. But the continent has its own peculiar problems, most because of colonialism. Luckily, there are examples of good practice to deal with problems.