South Asia

December, 2019

  • 18 December

    Afghanistan and Duplicity of Geo-Politics

    Democracy demands of them to first call out India for its brazen treatment of Kashmir and the Citizenship Amendment Bill before finding pretexts to interfere in China or call for sanctions on Pakistan, argues Pakistan's leading analyst.

  • 18 December

    Pakistan: Step Forward or Path to Confrontation

    The latest ruling is likely to accentuate tensions between the judiciary and the military, which is already incensed over the Supreme Court’s dramatic objections to the 3-year extension that Prime Minister Imran Khan gave to army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa late November.

  • 18 December

    The Blood and Tears of 1971

    While war and civil war always include violence, the atrocities committed during the nine months in 1971 were neither a decided war strategy nor a one-sided occurrence. It was initiated by the emotional break-down of established psychological and societal limits fired by disparate nationalist theories and feelings.

  • 3 December

    How Pakistan is Failing to Mend its Trade Relations with Afghanistan

    After nearly four decades, Pakistani state institutions have miserably failed in providing a decent, mutually beneficial framework for the Afghan refugees and the children born to them.

  • 2 December

    Indian Muslims and the Ayodhya Verdict

    The Indian Supreme Court verdict comes after the SC has already endorsed the single-handed scrapping of Article 370 and 35(a) of the Indian Constitution on Indian administered Kashmir which strengthens doubts about its independence and impartiality. Many senior Indian analysts, including many retired SC justices questioned the verdict as not being based on facts but on perceptions. 

November, 2019

  • 28 November

    General Bajwa’s Tenure Extension: Lessons for Pakistani Stakeholders

    After nearly 16 months into power, the PM has to learn that he holds the key to fixing many of the chronic issues of Pakistan – from economy to criminal justice justice system to autonomy of institutions and accountability.  For this, he needs to quietly engage with the apex judiciary and other stakeholders, instead of publicly shaming them.

  • 24 November

    Why Pakistan Needs a Different Strategy on Kashmir

    Overriding commercial interests prevent powerful Western and even Muslim governments from condemning the aggression that India has committed against Kashmiris. Islamabad can perhaps get a good value for its political and financial capital by helping the affected Kashmiris abroad instead of wasting precious public funds on five-star seminars, argues Imtiaz Gul.

  • 20 November

    Kartarpur is More Than Symbolic

    After successfully drawing international attention to the misery of the Kashmir population on the Indian side of LoC the world now can see that Pakistan is making a credible effort to keep peace intact despite the tensions prevalent in the subcontinent right now.

  • 20 November

    Fraud on IMF Loans

    Can some one sum up the courage to confront the IMF for collusion in stone-walling structural reforms in Pakistan and piling debt mountains on its people?

  • 14 November

    India: All Thieves are Cousins

    The Babri Mosque verdict was a dictated and imposed symbol of communal and political biases. Supreme Court also proves that any crime against the Muslims is legal in India.