January 16, 2018

Court Bars Pakistan’s Sharif from Holding Public Office for Life

Pakistan's Supreme Court has sent Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif packing after an investigation found him and his family failing to give satisfactory evidence of money trail to justify his opulent lifestyle and expensive London properties. Read More »

Europe: Lessons for the Left

The parties of the European Left have still to establish clear positions on the nativist vs internationalist debate that defines contemporary politics. Read More »

India Hastens Hydropower Projects in Jammu and Kashmir

The government appears determined to utilize the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty to the full. Read More »

View from India: Dams Pakistan Will Build…

It is a cause for concern that Pakistan has requested China to provide water security as a part of CPEC. This is strategic, given the worsening Pak-India ties. However, India needs to be watchful, writes one former General of Indian Army. Read More »

Afghanistan: A Gathering Storm

Afghanistan’s Vice President Rashid Doctam’s wringing denunciation of the government, of which he is part and parcel, indicates the gathering political storm in Kabul. The looming crisis could pose a formidable challenge to Ashraf Ghani’s government whose constitutionality has come under a cloud. Read More »

US and Pakistan: Why Not Just Say No to CSF?

It’s about time to act like a self-respecting and confident nation which is ready to correct its own course as well as being poised to address others’ concerns on issues such as terrorism, regional peace and cooperation, opines one Pakistani analyst. Read More »

How Will California Solve Its Public Health Crisis?

While California has begun to deviate from the traditional coal-fired factories and power plants, managing methane emissions from rangelands and farms should gain a stronger focus. Read More »

Iran-Pakistan at the Crossroads?

At the time of the Shah, Iran and Pakistan enjoyed amicable relations, with cooperation across multiple issues. With so many points of contention emerging in recent years, it is a markedly more tense relationship today. Read More »

Where are the Teesta Waters?

Days before the monsoon rains, The Third Pole explored the length of the Teesta river in West Bengal and Sikkim to see how much water is flowing, and where it is going in the eight lean months of the year. Read More »

Why Pakistan Should Declare Gilgit-Baltistan a Province

Pakistan may gain more by giving the status of a province to its Gilgit-Baltistan region, which could kickstart a new era of development in a region blessed with natural beauty and resources, says one analyst. Read More »