South Asia

May, 2019

  • 28 May

    View from Pakistan: Crocodile Tears of the Corrupt

    While opposition is an important ingredient in the political system of parliamentary democracy, unfortunately in Pakistan it more of a mudslinging match rather than the presenting of viable alternatives. 

  • 27 May

    View from Pakistan: Open Letter to PM Narendra Modi

    While Pakistan is going through a reset, your government can help it pursue this path by  stepping down from your thus far hard-line posturing towards Pakistan, writes on Pakistani analyst to India's re-elected leader.

  • 23 May

    In India Modi Wins, Muslims Dread

    Major world powers as well as leading Muslim countries have often overlooked the plight of the Indian Muslims in view of the economic weight of India which has been ranked among the world’s fastest-growing large economies.

  • 21 May

    Embellishing News: Another Hybrid Warfare Technique

    Vested interests have come up with a new and dangerous technique, what we call ‘embellished news’, meaning that the gist of the news item is true but it is blown out of proportion, than generalized and the negativity maximized, thus achieving the same effect: to unsettle, destabilize and sow doubts and distrust.

  • 20 May

    Rwanda and Sri Lanka: A Tale of Two Genocides

    This spring marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and the 10th year since the Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka. The world knows what happened in Rwanda. But Sri Lanka's is largely ignored.

  • 17 May

    Pakistan: NAB Destroying Faith in Accountability?

    How can a watchdog arrest, detain, handcuff individuals or clamp down on businesses, including health facilities, without quantifying the extent of crime first?

  • 16 May

    The Fake Pakistani Bride Story

    There is nothing wrong in Chinese men coming to Pakistan to look for brides if they are honest in their endeavor. The moment fake marriages are conducted aiming not at marriage and family creation but luring young women into prostitution the situation changes.

  • 15 May

    Will There be a Détente with Pakistan After the Indian Elections?

    A partnership for peace based on sincerity and verifiable actions is the best promise for Pakistan and India to achieve detente. Enhanced bilateral trade is another mutually beneficial track that can help the two sides create stakes in peace.

  • 15 May

    CPEC: External Violence and Internal Opposition

    With no water and no electricity, how can the Pakistani government hope to sell Gwadar as the most critical link in the CPEC chain, asks one analyst.

  • 13 May

    Infrastructure and Energy Bind Bangladesh to China

    As China outstrips all other external investors in Bangladesh by a considerable margin, energy and infrastructure projects are tying the South Asian country ever more tightly to China.