January 16, 2018

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Pathankot Rumblings

A level of trust built up between India and Pakistan over past weeks cannot be allowed to be destroyed by the motivated machinations of mindless terrorists. This is a defining moment for the two countries and we cannot be held hostage to the evil designs of non-state actors. Read More »

Beyond the Brazen Attack on Afghan Parliament

The attack on the Afghan parliament was a grim reminder the militants are hard to vanquish on the battlefield. The spike in violence has put Afghanistan’s rag-tag security forces under more pressure than at any time in the past six months. Read More »

New Dynamics of Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations

Islamabad must build on the unusual goodwill in Kabul to prove it is sincere in cooperating against terrorism. Read More »

South Asia’s States of Denial

Increasing militarization of South Asia’s conflict zones has led to severe human-rights violations. From the extraordinary denial of the universal right to life, to citizen security and justice, the empirical realities of South Asia point to a systemic crisis, in which a situation akin to martial law exists within these conflict zones, without the government-in-question needing to declare it as such. Read More »

India’s New Language of Killing

Early one summer morning in 2008, an aging Toyota car slowed down to turn at the corner next to the Indian Embassy complex in Kabul, transforming itself as it did so into a wall of searing, white light. Fifty-eight people were killed and 141 injured, their bodies torn apart by shock waves, fires, and shards of metal and glass. Inside ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Press Freedom Debate

The murderous attack on Raza Rumi in Lahore in which his driver died was claimed by militant extremists, so was the subsequent threat to veteran media personality Imtiaz Alam.  While the motive and responsibility for the dastardly assault on Hamid Mir in Karachi is still a matter of speculation, the threat to the freedom of expression in Pakistan is nothing ... Read More »

Scoops About Spooks And ‘Embedded’ Indian Media

  Come to think of it, retired General V. K. Singh’s recent disclosure about the Indian Army paying politicians in Kashmir had all the ingredients for a career-defining story reporters on the intelligence beat would have loved to scoop. Yet, despite all the cups of coffee they have gulped with spooks in plush restaurants, they had little idea about what ... Read More »

Pakistani, Afghan Media Doubt Baradar’s Impact on Peace

The release of former Taliban second-in-command Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar by Pakistan may have heightened the expectations of peace in Islamabad and Kabul. But the news media in the two countries is showing more skepticism than optimism. Pakistan released the Mullah, in his 40s, on Saturday, September 21, on the eve of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to the United ... Read More »

An Indian Perspective: Cannot Wish Away Afghan Troubles

New Delhi’s delusion that taking strong measures to protect its interests in Afghanistan will lead to war in South Asia will cost this country dear. Read More »