South Asia

September, 2018

  • 24 September

    A Riveting Account of Establishment’s Politics

    Almost all Pakistani military and civilian leaders have applied the security prism to view and fight off domestic and external challenges. No sincere attempt has been visible to recast the nation through a regime anchored in the rule of law, fundamental rights, and the push for people-focused governance.

  • 23 September

    India’s Warmonger-in-Chief

    India's dramatic U-turn on talks with Pakistan and its army chiefs bellicose language against Islamabad has pushed volatile South Asia towards renewed tensions and uncertainty.

  • 23 September

    At the Heart of Governance

    The major task of administrative services is good governance at all the levels of administration. The PTI’s battle to de-politicize the bureaucracy is bound to run into problems for a number of reasons.

  • 13 September

    Pakistan: Why Good Advisers Matter?

    A leader of consequence needs an adviser or advisers to take sane council from, particularly in times of distress. Individuals and/or groups can expert major influences without being the actual leaders but if they look towards their personal interests, and not of their leader, they can cause havoc.

August, 2018

  • 30 August

    Eurasian Real Politik

    As a concept Eurasianism encourages prevalence of regional relations over distanced ones, the SCO platform holds a promise for stability and options for negotiated resolution of crises for both Pakistan and India.

July, 2018

  • 26 July

    Will Imran Khan Resolve Pakistan’s Complex Problems?

    Will Pakistan's prime minister-in-waiting and former cricket star Imran Khan, bring stability, revive the economy and bring lasting peace to the South Asian nation?

  • 23 July

    Who is Supporting and Courting Extremists in Pakistan’s Elections?

    Shocking compromises ahead of Pakistan's elections. Most of the mainstream political parties entered into some sort of arrangements or understanding with members of extremist groups to avoid “attrition and minimize competition.”

  • 23 July

    Who Will Win Pakistan’s Elections

    Pakistan will go to polls on July 25 to elect a new parliament. Analyst Ikram Sehgal predicts that former cricket star Imran Khan's PTI party may win about 100 parliamentary seats, way short of the magic number of 172. Imran may well win the battle but without coming close to 110 PTI seats, he may well lose the war.

  • 10 July

    India Should Not Use Water Crisis to Justify River Linking

    Modi’s government should focus on local solutions and stronger governance rather than build large dams and river diversions, argues Ashok Swain.

  • 10 July

    Pakistan’s NAB ‘Effective’ Again

    By carrying out self-accountability Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau will become symbolically far more credible, by doing so it will become effective against corruption as it was meant to be.