South Asia

July, 2018

  • 10 July

    India Should Not Use Water Crisis to Justify River Linking

    Modi’s government should focus on local solutions and stronger governance rather than build large dams and river diversions, argues Ashok Swain.

  • 10 July

    Pakistan’s NAB ‘Effective’ Again

    By carrying out self-accountability Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau will become symbolically far more credible, by doing so it will become effective against corruption as it was meant to be.

June, 2018

  • 4 June

    Pakistan: Drought Time-bomb is Ticking

    What can Pakistan learn from Israel in water management?

  • 1 June

    Finally, Even US Officials Question the Af-Pak Narrative

    US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko and General John Rutherford Allen, who commanded 150,000 U.S. and NATO forces from July 2011 to February 2013 in the war-battered country, have poked holes in the US-Afghan narrative on Pakistan in their recent statements, says one Pakistani analyst.

May, 2018

  • 28 May

    FATA — One Faultline Fixed, Nearly!

    Equitable and accelerated mainstreaming is the only answer to fixing faultlines that are prone to exploitation by the vested interest.

  • 26 May

    The Race for Dominance in Pacific, Indian Ocean and Asia

    The US and Japan can dominate China in the Pacific, while the US and India do the same in the Indian Ocean. Does it really matter that the Chinese cannot match these alignments in dominating the oceans?

  • 23 May

    Mending Relations with Afghanistan: Is Pakistan Listening?

    Most vibes – as far as Pakistan is concerned – are positive and offer fresh opportunities to repair and enhance relations with Kabul.

  • 12 May

    View from India: It’s Not About the Nuclear Deal

    The U.S. won’t ease the terms of sanctions on Iran, as the goal is regime change in Tehran.

  • 12 May

    The Game-Changers

    With Russia and China supporting a possible Turkish, Iranian and Pakistani bloc the danger is that potentially a "Baghdad Pact" in reverse can happen. The three countries have the largest non-Arab Armed forces battle-hardened and intact, does it make sense to push nuclear Pakistan into such an alignment? 

  • 3 May

    Pakistan-US ‘On-Off’ Relationship

    The US “strategic relationship” with India aims to not only contain China but exploit the economic opportunities made possible because of 1.2 billion population, writes Ikram Sehgal in the context of US-Pakistan relations.