South Asia

October, 2017

  • 29 October

    Milk to Meat: A Nepali Village Diversifies

    After the 2015 earthquake, a small village in Nepal which depended entirely on making traditional milk-based sweets has diversified into poultry and fish farming.

  • 24 October

    Bangladesh: What Strategic Defense Looks Like

    Bangladesh should be more interested in allying with the West for political, economic, and military assistance rather than narrow visions of the line of credit which benefits the creditor over the debtor.

  • 23 October

    Pakistan’s Hypocrisy Galore

    The hearts and minds of many among the mighty rulers actually reside outside Pakistan, which is why they are indifferent to the plight of Pakistanis.

  • 23 October

    Bank Failure Not An Option

    A Central Bank is only as good as the authority its personnel exercises with competence, honesty and integrity. Facing threats, intimidation, coercion and even blackmail, etc, State Bank of Pakistan’s unsung heroes truly deserve a medal.

  • 13 October

    Doomsday Politics

    Can parliament pass laws that protect the corrupt from facing accountability? Tailored to “democratic” whims for a cover up of corruption, passing Nawaz Sharif-specific amendment may or may not be contempt of court, it shows utter contempt for the people of Pakistan.

  • 9 October

    Preparing for the Expected in Nepal

    Natural disasters strike randomly, they do not choose a country. The issue then is how you prepare for these disasters in countries like Nepal where resources are not properly deployed towards initial preparedness that could help in the actual relief efforts.

  • 7 October

    Faking The News to Win

    Post-truth “alternative facts” and lies can have a destabilizing effect on domestic and international politics. With literacy rate low people in South Asia are particularly vulnerable, they tend to easily believe what they see and hear.

  • 4 October

    Climate Change And A Dry Kabul Wetland

    The degraded condition of Kabul’s largest wetland area, and its declaration as a heritage site, are emblematic of Afghanistan’s challenges and efforts to save its water resources.

  • 2 October

    Interplay Between Economy And Security

    Pakistan’s economy faces fundamental challenges to sustain its economic growth and hence economic security. With falling domestic and foreign investments, the current policy of consumption-led growth is threatening even to maintain the present low economic growth.

September, 2017

  • 28 September

    The Leverage Factor in US-Pakistan Relations

    The Trump administration will struggle to put the squeeze on Pakistan, no matter how tight its grip.