July, 2017

  • 1 July

    Where are the Teesta Waters?

    Days before the monsoon rains, The Third Pole explored the length of the Teesta river in West Bengal and Sikkim to see how much water is flowing, and where it is going in the eight lean months of the year.

May, 2017

  • 27 May

    Can India be a Game Changer in Afghanistan?

    India can be a useful ally to the Afghan government. It cannot be a substitute for the United States. Its best chance for influencing Afghanistan’s trajectory lies in a close partnership with Washington in which the US provides the military support necessary to ensure the survival of the Afghan government and eventually brings the insurgency to the negotiating table. But in the broader picture, New Delhi’s margins of maneuver are slowly but surely diminishing. Karzai needs to take realities into account when he next makes political calculations.

  • 26 May

    Naked Ambition

    Acute disappointment aside Pakistan has no choice but to combat India's hybrid war which has intensified after Modi’s coming to power, notes defense analyst Ikram Sehgal.

  • 16 May

    View from Delhi: Mixed Signals from Canada

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s presence at a Khalsa Day event raises troubling questions, writes one Indian analyst.

  • 14 May

    Is India Restaging ‘Sikkim Saga’ in Bangladesh?

    Without naming India, Begum Zia said some foreign powers were trying to weaken Bangladesh that was making steady economic progress. “We liberated Bangladesh in 1971 when we were about 80 million people. Now we are about 160 to 170 million, and we are united. We don’t need assistance of anyone.”  She added, “we want to make it explicitly clear that we …

  • 9 May

    View from Delhi: Towards a Unique Digital South Asian Identity

    Executed properly, Aadhaar could become a central pillar of India’s ‘neighborhood first’ policy, writes one Indian analyst.

April, 2017

  • 27 April

    China’s Message to Neighbors

    Chinese initiatives are rooted in a belief that trade and development alone can provide the much needed political stability to the region.

  • 27 April

    Reflections on Polls in Indian-Administered Kashmir

    The international community should respond to the brutal suppression of Kashmiris and minimize the possibility of unimaginable nuclear disaster that looms on South Asia.

  • 19 April

    India’s Food-water-energy Nexus: Disaster or Opportunity?

    Overuse of water for irrigation is taking India towards disaster, but new technologies provide opportunities to reverse the trend.

  • 14 April

    A Self-Confessed ‘State Actor’

    Indian threats notwithstanding, Pakistan’s message must remain clear and unambiguous on the death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav, anyone operating against the state will be severely dealt with.