South Asia

July, 2019

  • 19 July

    Open Letter to President Donald Trump: Don’t Heed Vested Interest

    The July 22 meeting offers an historic opportunity to both of you to seize for the larger collective benefit of people in the US, Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

  • 16 July

    Are Hopes of Peace Reviving for Afghanistan?

    The developing situation on lasting peace in Afghanistan augurs well for the region as the Afghan quagmire has continued for too long. All stakeholders must now cash on this available window of opportunity; if nations do not cooperate and work together, it is the people who suffer.

  • 16 July

    Falsification and Perjury

    If liars and cheaters are exempted by the law and the society what kind of example is given to the rest of Pakistan especially to the younger generation, asks defense analyst Sehgal while referring to the so-called video scandal.

  • 11 July

    View from India: A Pre-election Strike on Iran?

    Why a purportedly ‘limited’ attack by the U.S. is likely — and worrying.

  • 9 July

    Why is China So Deferential to Pakistan?

    In the China-Pakistan context, China has scrupulously abided by the principles of non-intervention and non-interference in our internal affairs. Both countries share the vision for a just, peaceful and prosperous world, writes Pakistan's former foreign secretary.

  • 9 July

    Pakistan: Bringing Thieves to Justice

    Pakistan's current accountability drive is necessary not only to put its economy on a healthier track and try to bring stolen money back but also to punish corruption and the corrupt and bring back justice into society.

June, 2019

  • 26 June

    Ghani’s Pakistan Visit: Anchored in Rare Realism?

    Afghan President Ghani’s decision to break through the walls of rancor and suspicion is an extremely welcome step. It will hopefully reset the relationship to the benefit of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

  • 26 June

    Afghan Informal Peace Huddle in Pakistan

    Visits by Afghan stakeholders for the Lahore Process, followed by President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to Pakistan, suggest that the ice might finally be breaking between both the neighbors.

  • 23 June

    FATF Post-Orlando: Pakistan Off the Hook But What Next?

    Pakistan is off the hook – at least for the time being. But the real test ahead is Pakistan must complete all 27 points of the FATF AP by September 2019.

  • 18 June

    China-Nepal Railway: Fantasy or Reality?

    The world’s toughest rail route, from Kerung in Tibet to Kathmandu, is struggling to get off the ground amid growing fears of debt, earthquakes and benefits bypassing local communities.