South Asia

May, 2015

  • 24 May

    Accountabilty and Pakistan’s War on Terrorism

    Principles and standards for honesty and integrity must apply impartially because it is patently unfair to hold only civilians accountable and not target those in uniform. If Pakistan is to fight terrorism successfully, principles and standards for honesty and integrity must apply impartially.

  • 18 May

    India: Electoral Wins or Religious Peace?

    The Bharatiya Janata Party’s soft Hindutva strategy may be electorally successful, but it risks splitting the country along deep lines of religious hostility and conflict.

  • 18 May

    A Terrible Tragedy in the Karakorams

    The host country being responsible to ensure their safety and comfort, deaths and injuries to diplomats in Naltar air crash reflects very poorly on the image of Pakistan.  Being guests of the government of Pakistan added embarrassment to the catastrophe. Its image may have taken a hit but the solemn and superb manner Pakistan cared for the diplomats of many nations in their hour of grief will go a long way in mitigating the terrible tragedy.

  • 16 May

    Bangladesh’s Fading Democracy

    Bangladeshi people are showing signs of frustration with political leadership that is preoccupied with mud-slinging. They are losing trust in state institutions. Stuck in political limbo, they have no higher authority to turn to. This in turn encourages third parties to fish in troubled waters.

  • 12 May

    Geopolitics of Pakistan-China Economic Corridor

    Advice from China­ to Pakistan­ is unequivocally clear and categorical: develop consensus on the proposed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

  • 9 May

    India as the Pivot in Asia

    If there is anything to be learnt from the history of India’s Second World War, it is that India’s ability to be a pivotal power in Asia is contingent on the restoration of the strategic and economic unity of the subcontinent. Decades on, this remains a project worth pursuing.

  • 3 May

    Hate Speech and Intolerance

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, has drawn global attention towards intolerance and racism that is unfolding in many European countries amid fierce debate over illegal immigrant workers who were heading towards the continent in search of a better future.

April, 2015

  • 28 April

    China to Sell Pakistan 110 JF-17 Combat Aircraft

    Pakistan will acquire 110 JF-17 Thunder aircraft from China as part of its efforts to revamp its combat aircraft fleet in the middle of a bloody campaign against Taliban extremists.

  • 28 April

    Why Nepal is So Prone to Earthquakes

    The earthquake that struck Nepal was caused by the same forces that built the Himalayas, and science is helping predict where the next quake might strike.

  • 27 April

    Pakistan: Cybercrime, Security and Rights

    Will fundamental rights matter if one, two or more states decided to intrude into an individual’s life for a terrorism-related inquiry? Most probably not because of a simple reason: terrorists operating across borders continue to abuse cyberspace and proliferate their toxic ideologies to enlist physical support for their causes.