China is the real pivot of the east, and considering India for this role is a blunder of the highest magnitude. A country which has not been able to provide basic living amenities to its populace; a large segment of Indian urban population grows up and dies on footpaths and streets but the country is falsely talked about as the economic bulwark of the region.
Israel's water independence policy has been successful in eradicating water crisis in that country. Pakistan, being the sixth most populous nation, and the third largest country facing water crisis, can learn from Israel's innovative approaches.
Indian government’s anxiety is understandable due to its failed and failing policies both at home and in the region, from a floundering economy to a serious mistake in Kashmir to a completely sidelined position in the context of Afghan issues. However, what India fails to understand that no matter whatever its size or its economy’s sliding international appeal, it has to live in a region, with neighbors.
Unfortunately, Pakistan's Foreign Office, the Foreign Minister and the embassies so far have failed in getting Kashmir the attention that is needed. While Kashmir has been a focus of foreign policy of Pakistan for many years, its treatment has become a command exercise in the embassies with dull programs for the ‘inner circle’ only without creating an impact in the host society.
In a society where people are judged according to what property they own or what they wear and what care they drive it seems to many that what they earn by honest work is not enough to quench the thirst for ‘more’.
Germany went to war against the Soviet Union mainly for “Lebensraum” (living room), territory needed for its national development. Modi is creating Lebensraum in reverse, pushing the minority population mainly Muslims, out to create space for the Hindu population. It will be interesting to see how Hasina Wajid deals with this, after all the deportees will have nowhere to go but Bangladesh.
From Swat Operation of 2009 to Operation Zarb-i-Azb of 2014 and from state’s conventional theory of deep assets to current counter extremism narrative, Matrix Media takes a deep look at Pakistan’s first decade of fighting terrorism.
Press freedom has deteriorated over the past five years in India for a variety of reasons, the most important being the rule of right-wing Hindutva nationalists who try to redefine India and Indians.
Modi’s plans aside, his colonial action will backfire and serve as a blessing for the Kashmiris. India’s misadventure has in fact paved the way for Pakistan to internationalize the issue. It is now established that India is an illegal occupier and it ultimately will have to leave the entire Kashmir.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is being hailed for giving three-year extension to the country's powerful army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa which will ensure continuity of security and economic policies.