October 21, 2017

Naked Ambition

Acute disappointment aside Pakistan has no choice but to combat India's hybrid war which has intensified after Modi’s coming to power, notes defense analyst Ikram Sehgal. Read More »

View from Delhi: Mixed Signals from Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s presence at a Khalsa Day event raises troubling questions, writes one Indian analyst. Read More »

Is India Restaging ‘Sikkim Saga’ in Bangladesh?

Without naming India, Begum Zia said some foreign powers were trying to weaken Bangladesh that was making steady economic progress. “We liberated Bangladesh in 1971 when we were about 80 million people. Now we are about 160 to 170 million, and we are united. We don’t need assistance of anyone.”  She added, “we want to make it explicitly clear that we ... Read More »

View from Delhi: Towards a Unique Digital South Asian Identity

Executed properly, Aadhaar could become a central pillar of India’s ‘neighborhood first’ policy, writes one Indian analyst. Read More »

China’s Message to Neighbors

Chinese initiatives are rooted in a belief that trade and development alone can provide the much needed political stability to the region. Read More »

Reflections on Polls in Indian-Administered Kashmir

The international community should respond to the brutal suppression of Kashmiris and minimize the possibility of unimaginable nuclear disaster that looms on South Asia. Read More »

India’s Food-water-energy Nexus: Disaster or Opportunity?

Overuse of water for irrigation is taking India towards disaster, but new technologies provide opportunities to reverse the trend. Read More »

A Self-Confessed ‘State Actor’

Indian threats notwithstanding, Pakistan’s message must remain clear and unambiguous on the death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav, anyone operating against the state will be severely dealt with. Read More »

Pakistan Be Ready for More Acrimony with India

Regardless of which way Kulbhushan Jadhav case eventually settles down, the current moods in New Delhi and Islamabad deliver ample evidence that the hard-talk accompanied by bitter acrimony is likely to continue for quite some time. Read More »

South Asia Braces for Intense Heat This Summer

With temperatures already topping 40 degrees Celsius in many places and a weak monsoon forecast, southern Asia is likely to suffer through yet another recording-breaking summer Read More »