December, 2014

  • 8 December

    Withdrawal Symptoms in Afghanistan: An Indian View

    Many fear that after the U.S. withdrawal, the Taliban will take over southern parts of the country with growing terrorism and insecurity threatening a weak government in Kabul.

  • 7 December

    SAARC’s Make or Break Moment

    The game of one-upmanship by India and Pakistan, the two leading countries of SAARC, is likely to do immense harm to the cause of the poverty-ridden South Asian region, where concerted efforts at regional cooperation could be crucial in shaping its future development.

  • 2 December

    Demilitarizing Kashmir’s Demographic Question

    As Kashmir votes, the modalities of Pandit resettlement will mark the limits of India’s rising saffron tide.

November, 2014

  • 28 November

    India, Nepal Sign Deal to Build Another Mega-dam

    As Nepal signs a deal with India to build another 900 MW dam during the Indian prime minister’s visit to Kathmandu, concerns grow that the rush to develop hydropower is misguided

  • 23 November

    Pakistan Has World’s Fastest-growing Nuclear Program

    A new reports by a leading U.S. think tank warns that unresolved territorial disputes, cross-border terrorism, and growing nuclear arsenals are threatening South Asia’s strategic nuclear stability. It notes that Pakistan has the fastest-growing nuclear program in the world.

  • 21 November

    View from India: Saarc Without a Backbone

    Saarc declarations have made considerable progress on a range of issues, from trade and connectivity to ecology. But these declarations only serve to highlight that Saarc has near zero credibility.

  • 16 November

    South Asia’s States of Denial

    Increasing militarization of South Asia’s conflict zones has led to severe human-rights violations. From the extraordinary denial of the universal right to life, to citizen security and justice, the empirical realities of South Asia point to a systemic crisis, in which a situation akin to martial law exists within these conflict zones, without the government-in-question needing to declare it as such.

  • 8 November

    South Asia’s March Towards Ultra-populism

    In each South Asian country, the no-go areas of discourse are proliferating rather than decreasing as the state establishments deploy ultra-populism. In response, the intelligentsia cowers, the “opinion-makers” are dehumanized as they take to weighing what to say and what to leave unsaid.

  • 6 November

    Bhutan: The Indian Army’s Front Line

    Strategically located, the tiny Himalayan country is at the center of growing tensions between India and China.

October, 2014

  • 30 October

    View from India: Behind Delhi’s ‘Pakistan Quandary’

    India needs subtle strategies to contain and counter “threats” from Pakistan. The jingoistic and threatening rhetoric in a section of Indian media in response to each “provocation” from Pakistan does India no good. India’s power ought to be felt by its adversaries and not flaunted.