South Asia

March, 2019

  • 19 March

    Is Pompeo Turning Trump Against Pakistan to Target China?

    Secretary Pompeo's salvo against China and Pakistan will likely further harden Beijing’s resolve in preserving its alliance with Pakistan at all costs.

  • 19 March

    View from India: What Has Changed Post-Balakot

    Not much — the post-Pulwama attack timeline shows that India did not cross any Pakistani red line.

  • 17 March

    Regulators and Conflict of Interest

    An efficient regulatory regime can play an important role to ensure good governance as well as ensure rule of law.

  • 17 March

    Against All Odds, President Trump May Finally Bring Peace to Afghanistan

    The US-Taliban talks are currently indicating towards the formation of a national interim government. However, this formation could still see some roadblocks. The Afghan security establishment, in collusion with “spoilers”, could push back against the peace talks.

  • 15 March

    A Moment of Introspection for India and Pakistan

    The current calm in tensions between both the neighbors at this point in time provides an opportunity for soul searching for both India and Pakistan. India must ask the question why Kashmiris feel so deeply alienated and are ready to die. Pakistan must ask the question whether the militants allegedly operating from its soil have become an albatross around its neck. Pakistan also needs to ask how these militants and proscribed groups are undermining the Kashmiris’ just cause.

  • 8 March

    Handling the Kashmir Crisis

    Where do we go from here? The Pulwama incident has shown that unsolved problems when suppressed tend to go out of hand and create violence.

  • 7 March

    Can Pakistan Counter India’s War Narrative?

    Pakistan needs to form an effective narrative-building strategy which exposes India’s dual standards and rights violations, especially in Indian occupied Kashmir. Islamabad also needs to globally highlight the case of the Pakistani prisoner murdered in India. 

  • 6 March

    Despite De-escalation with India, Pakistan Faces Heavy Odds!

    How can the state tolerate an outfit that continues to hemorrhage Pakistan internationally more than anything else? Isn’t it about time to terminate the red herring that is being used to drag and muddy Pakistan’s image? Given the existing desire for doing so, this will be achievable only through a united and pro-active civil-military leadership. They shall have to ‘walk the talk’ through demonstrable indiscriminate actions against all non-state actors.

  • 3 March

    View from India: Living on the Edge

    One analyst says India and Pakistan need to find a way to keep de-escalating tensions without either losing face.

February, 2019

  • 28 February

    Why India Wants Kashmir But Not Kashmiris?

    India cannot keep the people of Kashmir under its rule through brutal suppression and human rights violations. The only solution is implementation of UN resolution calling for plebiscite in the disputed region.