South Asia

March, 2021

  • 6 March

    Pakistan: Broadsheet Scandal and Accountability

    It is extremely difficult to reconstruct what happened in Pakistan's Broadsheet scandal because the text and terms of the contract and the subsequent actions not being disclosed fully and honestly. Those responsible have never been held accountable.

  • 5 March

    Afghan Women Worry Peace with Taliban Could Cost Them Hard-won Rights

    Women are a pale presence in the on-again, off-again, U.S.-brokered Afghanistan peace process underway in Doha, Qatar. The Taliban, which still controls roughly 30% of Afghanistan’s territory, has no women on its negotiating team. Only four of the Afghan government’s 21 negotiators are women – even though several women play prominent roles within the national government.

February, 2021

  • 25 February

    Pakistani Farmers Are Gearing Up for India-Like Protests

    Farmers in Pakistani Punjab plan to take to the streets next month, hoping to generate some of the noise that their Indian counterparts have created.

  • 21 February

    The Myth of South Asian Agriculture Revolution

    Fertile agricultural land together with South Asia's population is the most precious assets that should not be endangered by running after the phantom of ‘progress’.

  • 7 February

    Farmers’ Protests: Internet Shutdown Highlights Stifling of Dissent by Modi

    India’s control over the internet is comparable to some of the world’s most authoritarian countries. While India ranks second in the world in terms of mobile internet subscribers, the country also leads in shutdowns.

  • 4 February

    Resetting US-Pakistan Relations: Changing the Lens

    There is a good opportunity to approach the US-Pakistan relationship on its own merits and not through the lens of India or China or Afghanistan.

  • 1 February

    Water Levels in Himalayan River Basins Drop as World Warms

    Rising temperatures mean more water is being lost through evaporation and absorbed by plants. At the same time, less water is entering river basins from rain and snowfall as weather patterns change.

January, 2021

  • 24 January

    Bangladeshis Seek Friendly Relations with Pakistan

    Public opinion is witnessing a monumental shift in Bangladesh in favor of Pakistan. One country that seems to be the biggest loser is India. Here is how Bangladeshis justify their increasing embrace of Pakistan, which they considered an enemy for a generation.

  • 20 January

    How Biden’s Presidency is Being Viewed in Pakistan

    President Joe Biden started his presidency on January 20th with a powerful inaugural speech that reverberates across the continents. Here is one view from Pakistan.

  • 14 January

    Exposing the Fake News War Against Pakistan

    The Indian Chronicles report may now represent an opportunity for Pakistan — whose image is reeling from the consequences of the long-term campaign from India mounted against it — to set things right through astute diplomacy.