South Asia

May, 2019

  • 11 May

    Why Afghan Army Trainees Go AWOL in the US?

    The reasons most often cited for Afghan trainees' absence without leave were safety concerns and a perceived lack of job security in Afghanistan following the training in the US.

  • 10 May

    View from India: A Wake-up Call on Proprietary Seeds

    How India can shift its agriculture from a high-yield ideal to a high-value one.

  • 8 May

    India’s False-flag Operation

    The Sri Lankan attacks have all signs of being a classic “false” flag operation of RAW. The end motive is to malign and further demonize Muslims the world over, at the same time goad the Muslims emotionally into further reaction so that they can be confirmed labelled as a terrorist religion.

  • 5 May

    FATF Action Plan Implementation Urgently Requires a ‘Coordinator’

    FATF review offers Pakistan a historic chance to demonstrate to the world that it has indeed turned the page to move from a security to a normal state.

  • 2 May

    US Ends Afghan Pilot Training After Almost Half Went Absent

    The program was ended after more than 40 percent of the Afghan Air Force students enrolled in the U.S.-based training program to fly the AC-208 Combat Caravan went absent without leave.

  • 1 May

    Pakistan: Serious Disconnect in Policy and Practice

    Pakistan has an uphill task ahead until late September to stand up to the challenges and avoid being blacklisted. All members of the Indo-Pacific rim led by India and the US are working overtime to push Pakistan to the blacklist.

  • 1 May

    What Next After Change of Financial Guard in Pakistan

    Hafeez Shaikh, who will administer Pakistan's troubled economy after the exit of his predecessor Asad Umar, would do well to form a team of his own choice to be able to handle the country's failing economy and push down soaring inflation, writes one analyst.

April, 2019

  • 22 April

    Beijing’s Message to Pakistan Ahead of PM Khan’s Visit

    Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is visiting China amid high hopes of further cementing Islamabad's already strong relations with its closest ally. And the message from Beijing is also unambiguous that the interests of both countries are inter-twined, writes on Pakistani analyst.

  • 18 April

    Pakistan: Emerging Challenges for the Police

    Pakistan is rife with historical, ethnic, religious, socio-economic, and geographic differences, that can be manipulated to engineer violence and set a hybrid war scenario in motion.

  • 5 April

    View from Pakistan: India’s Proxy Hybrid War in Afghanistan Costing Lives

    India is the only country in the world that has no interest in peace in Afghanistan. On the contrary Delhi wants continued strife because peace will end the pressure on Pakistan and bring the Taleban as a major political force.