South Asia

February, 2017

  • 21 February

    Pak-Afghan Stand-off: The Way Forward

    Pakistan and Afghanistan must shun the past baggage and move on for a sincere, substantial dialogue to ease human suffering and normalize relations.

  • 19 February

    Coordination Not Confrontation

    Howsoever weak and imperfect democracy might be, with the military simply not interested in taking over, democracy it is here to stay in Pakistan, argues defense analyst Ikram Sehgal.

  • 8 February

    Pakistan’s Economic Hitmen

    Is Pakistan dealing with economic hitmen who are ensnaring it in debt which can lead it to financial insolvency and eventually result in compromising its sovereignty?

  • 8 February

    Duty to One’s Country

    Pakistani Supreme Court’s moral and ethical obligation to the downtrodden and poverty stricken citizens must ensure that country’s leaders are morally and ethically qualified to govern.

January, 2017

  • 31 January

    The Davos Challenge

    With the world becoming so fluid and changeable, leaders will have to share real-time insights and innovations on how to best navigate the future and inter-act positively on a plethora of issues.

  • 28 January

    View from India: Getting Ties with UAE on Track

    Strong words are no substitute for action, however, and the strategic partnership that India envisions with the UAE must be based on clarity and concrete measures, says one Indian analyst.

  • 26 January

    Riyadh Presses Pakistan on Sharif, Keeping Iran Out of CPEC

    Saudi diplomacy is reportedly at work to rescue Nawaz Sharif's embattled government once again and at the same time pushing Pakistan's military to speed up transition of General Raheel Sharif to head the 34-nation yet-tobe-formalized miltary alliance of Muslim majority countries.

  • 25 January

    General Raheel Sharif at Davos

    Pakistan's former army chief General Raheel Sharif was one of the most sought-after dignitary at the World Economic Forum in Davos, writes Pakistan's leading defense analyst.

  • 16 January

    Trauma and Afghan Journalists

    Simple bravery is not enough for journalists to cope with trauma-like situation. Training is a must and the international community must come forward to help the Afghan journalists recover from the stress they face in the line of duty.

  • 15 January

    Davos 2017 Season

    Davos is a unique opportunity to showcase Pakistan. But a handful of Pakistani businessmen at are unable to shoulder the burden of projecting Pakistan.