South Asia

January, 2019

  • 17 January

    Stop Chewing on Unpleasant Past

    The only way to defeat the fatigue and negativism in Pakistan-US relationship is to look forward with a vision for the future. Extricating the “security” prism from inter-governmental dialogue will probably be very difficult but we at the private level can really push for a more people and business-centric engagement at various levels.

  • 16 January

    Bhutan’s Population to Remain Below 1M Mark Even by 2047

    Bhutan’s population will stay below the one million mark even by 2047, which is in the next 28 years, says Population Projections Report for the South Asian kingdom.

  • 15 January

    Nepal’s Silent Emergency: Springs Going Dry

    Nepal’s emission of greenhouse gases maybe small, but its annual growth rate is already the highest in South Asia.

  • 15 January

    18th Amendment: Fissures and Confusion it Created

    What is the point in the entire legislative and amendment process if you can’t touch and alter laws that directly affect peoples’ lives?

  • 14 January

    Trade War Bad news for South Asia

    South Asia runs the grave risk of becoming caught in the US-China turf war and being forced into non-inclusive and unbalanced trade relations.

  • 14 January

    If General Rawat Can Talk to Taliban, Why Not to Kashmiris?

    The Indian Army chief rejects unconditional talks with separatists and militants in Indian-administered Kashmir, asserting that any talks in the Valley will be ‘on our terms’. That is plain hypocrisy.

  • 13 January

    Pakistan: 18th Amendment: Dynamic or Carved in Stone?

    Is closing out a fresh debate on the weak aspects of Pakistan's 18th Amendment in sync with the democratic principle of debate? The Amendment, according to the author, has injected several other distortions in the country's governance structures.

  • 13 January

    Tackling the Evil of Corruption in Pakistan

    For Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government, there are no mythological powers that help to do what has to be done. But he is honest in his endeavor. It would be enough if the honest Pakistanis support him.

  • 11 January

    What next in Afghanistan?

    Pakistan has limited cards to play but if played nattily, it has a chance of resetting its relationship with Afghanistan. With India and Iran thinking of establishing links with the Taliban, Pakistan must maintain its watch.   

  • 7 January

    Bangladesh: A Case of Diminishing Oppositions

    There are only seven seats that the opposition political parties won in Bangladesh's December 30 parliamentary elections, setting a trend of diminishing parliamentary opposition. Many analysts in the South Asian nation wonder who will play as the opposition in the new parliament?"