South Asia

April, 2015

  • 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.

  • 26 April

    Maldives: Democracy on Trial

    What the persecution of political rivals means for the Maldivian democracy

  • 26 April

    Pakistan: The China Crossroads

    The China Pakistan Economic Corridor will act as an economic force-multiplier for South Asia with India a major beneficiary connecting it across the land bridge of Pakistan with Central Asia and the Middle East.

  • 20 April

    Diminishing Returns from India’s Large Hydropower Projects

    India is pushing for more large hydropower projects, even as existing dams grow increasingly inefficient.

  • 20 April

    Pakistan: Politicians Against Discrimination

    The situation surrounding citizens at large, and the non-Muslim Pakistani citizens in particular, demands an immediate revision of the public school curricula and textbooks.

  • 19 April

    Why Pakistan Must Protect Saudi Arabia

    Instead of being every few years as a nation up the creek without a paddle, Pakistan must clearly and unambiguously state its intention to protect Saudi Arabia by putting its “boots on the ground” in the Kingdom.

  • 15 April

    India: The Key is Technology, Not Money

    If self-reliance in defense is India's stated goal, FDI is no solution. India must apply the same tools it did so successfully in space and nuclear science to acquire and develop military technology, argues one analyst.

  • 13 April

    Yemen: Handle With Extreme Care

    Notwithstanding the apparent bonhomie of religious affinity Pakistan’s client-patron relationship across the civil-military broad spectrum with the Arab countries is basically transactional in nature. But Pakistan has to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. With the complicated contradictions inherent, this detrimental and dangerous situation needs handling with extreme care.

  • 12 April

    Peace Again at Stake in India’s Nagaland

    With the NSCN (K) withdrawing from the ceasefire, trouble could brew once more in India's restive Nagaland state, putting the government’s ambitious plans for an ASEAN trade gateway at risk.

  • 10 April

    US Set to Sell Pakistan Arms Worth $1b

    The weapons being sold to Islamabad include advanced AH-1Z Viper Attack Helicopters and AGM-114R Hellfire II Missiles.