South Asia

January, 2018

  • 27 January

    Pakistan Pavillion at Davos

    Davos is a unique opportunity to showcase Pakistan, it is imperative that major Pakistani business leaders use the Davos platform to be counted as the outstanding entrepreneurs they are.

  • 15 January

    Pakistan’s Trump Card

    The US will eventually come to the home truth that a strong and vibrant Pakistan is critical to its interests in the region, there is no solution in Afghanistan without Pakistan.  

  • 7 January

    More Pakistanis Died in ‘Encounters’ Than in Suicide Attacks in 2017

    Deaths in violent incidents declined by 21 percent but sectarian violence escalated compared to 2016, Islamabad CRSS says in a report.

  • 6 January

    Will Elections be Delayed in Pakistan?

    Instead of making the elections controversial and adding to Pakistan’s problems, elections should be deferred with consultations among all stakeholders. This delay will also allow elongation of the Senate’s life for a short time.

December, 2017

  • 31 December

    Afghan Peace Challenge

    The year 2018 may further complicate the already tense relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, fears one analyst.

  • 25 December

    Nepal’s Leftist Victory And the Changing Trans-Himalayan Order

    With a leftist-alliance government at federal and most provincial levels, Nepal has the chance to work on the diversification of its overwhelming dependence on India by connecting more with China.

  • 21 December

    Yet Another Round of Optimism in Pak-Afghan Relations

    Whether Afghanistan’s present internal political polarization and external factors will permit any forward movement in its tricky relations with Pakistan is a huge question mark.

  • 19 December

    De-colonizing Education in Pakistan

    Much lip-service has been given to reforming Madrasahs without success. The sheer magnitude of an enormous increase can be seen by this simple statistic: only 7,000 Pakistani children attended Madrasahs 30 years ago as compared to closer to 2 million today even by conservative estimates.

  • 5 December

    Asia’s Other Nuclear Standoff

    With the world focused on the scary possibility of war on the Korean Peninsula, not many people paid much attention to a series of naval exercises this past July in the Malacca Strait, a 550-mile long passage between Sumatra and Malaysia through which pass over 50,000 ships a year.   With President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un …

  • 4 December

    Fault Lines Becoming Unbridgeable in US-Pakistan Relations

    Imtiaz Gul discusses the non-negotiable constants that underpin the Pakistani and American attitudes to each other and which are unlikely to change any time soon.