October 21, 2017

Pakistan: Counter-terrorism Lessons

The lesson from the assassination of Pakistani Punjab province home minister Shuja Khanzada must be clear – terrorists are out to exact revenge. Their handlers will always find foot soldiers to go after high-profile terror-hunters. It means the SOPs on security for such people must be strictly enforced. Read More »

Beyond Russian Attack Helicopters Sale to Pakistan

Pakistan's acquisition of advanced Russian MI-35 attack helicopters is a significant shift in Moscow's policy towards the South Asian nation. Islamabad is also purchasing Viper platforms from the US besides actively considering to acquire advanced Z-10 combat helicopters from China. Read More »

India-UAE ‘Strategic Partnership’ and Pakistan

The new warmth in India-UAE relations after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's landmark visit to Abu Dhabi and Dubai may have regional implications. Read More »

What Does the Iran Nuclear Deal Mean for South Asia?

The Iran nuclear deal has unveiled new dynamics for South Asia and the Middle East with fundamental implications for the regional balance of power as well as India and Pakistan’s engagement with Iran. Read More »

Pakistan: The Doctrine of Necessity

For the justice delivered by military courts to have credibility, Pakistan’s military must submit themselves to self-accountability. Read More »

Pakistan: Life in a Desert

Tharparkar district in Pakistan suffers from a man-made disaster that stems from government apathy. Read More »

A Wave of ‘Quality Militancy’ in Indian Kashmir?

Are new generations of armed youth challenging India’s dominance on Kashmir? Read More »

Religious Extremism on the Rise in Bangladesh

Militants from at least two Bangladeshi banned outfits may be preparing for attacks in the country, including targeted assassinations. But Dhaka lacks a dedicated counter-terrorism response. Read More »

China Responds to Afghanistan’s Bloodiest Day

China’s ambassador promised training and equipment for Afghan forces. With peace talks faltering, will that be enough? Read More »

Afghan Peace Talks: Pakistan in a Quandary – Again

With its peace plan stalled, Islamabad is wary of ‘spoilers and detractors’ in Afghanistan. Read More »