South Asia

April, 2019

  • 1 April

    View from India: Kartarpur Focus

    Security concerns are high-priority, but blocking work on the corridor is not right, argues one of India's respected dailies in an editorial.

  • 1 April

    Pakistan: The Khosa Doctrine Targeting Perjury

    Perjury or lying in court undermines the very purpose of the court, the laws of the country and the judiciary system at large: to bring justice to the people and society.

March, 2019

  • 23 March

    Pakistan, Afghan Peace and India

    Bad relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan over the Durand Line have been used by India to keep a viable threat of a possible second front against Pakistan as a counter to the indigenous uprising in Kashmir, says Ikram Sehgal.

  • 19 March

    Is Pompeo Turning Trump Against Pakistan to Target China?

    Secretary Pompeo's salvo against China and Pakistan will likely further harden Beijing’s resolve in preserving its alliance with Pakistan at all costs.

  • 19 March

    View from India: What Has Changed Post-Balakot

    Not much — the post-Pulwama attack timeline shows that India did not cross any Pakistani red line.

  • 17 March

    Regulators and Conflict of Interest

    An efficient regulatory regime can play an important role to ensure good governance as well as ensure rule of law.

  • 17 March

    Against All Odds, President Trump May Finally Bring Peace to Afghanistan

    The US-Taliban talks are currently indicating towards the formation of a national interim government. However, this formation could still see some roadblocks. The Afghan security establishment, in collusion with “spoilers”, could push back against the peace talks.

  • 15 March

    A Moment of Introspection for India and Pakistan

    The current calm in tensions between both the neighbors at this point in time provides an opportunity for soul searching for both India and Pakistan. India must ask the question why Kashmiris feel so deeply alienated and are ready to die. Pakistan must ask the question whether the militants allegedly operating from its soil have become an albatross around its neck. Pakistan also needs to ask how these militants and proscribed groups are undermining the Kashmiris’ just cause.

  • 8 March

    Handling the Kashmir Crisis

    Where do we go from here? The Pulwama incident has shown that unsolved problems when suppressed tend to go out of hand and create violence.

  • 7 March

    Can Pakistan Counter India’s War Narrative?

    Pakistan needs to form an effective narrative-building strategy which exposes India’s dual standards and rights violations, especially in Indian occupied Kashmir. Islamabad also needs to globally highlight the case of the Pakistani prisoner murdered in India.