Pakistan

May, 2018

  • 12 May

    The Game-Changers

    With Russia and China supporting a possible Turkish, Iranian and Pakistani bloc the danger is that potentially a "Baghdad Pact" in reverse can happen. The three countries have the largest non-Arab Armed forces battle-hardened and intact, does it make sense to push nuclear Pakistan into such an alignment? 

  • 3 May

    Pakistan-US ‘On-Off’ Relationship

    The US “strategic relationship” with India aims to not only contain China but exploit the economic opportunities made possible because of 1.2 billion population, writes Ikram Sehgal in the context of US-Pakistan relations.

April, 2018

  • 23 April

    Is Pakistan Running Out of Water?

    The signs of water stress are almost everywhere in Pakistan – in the form of water scarcity, resource depletion, and contamination.

  • 22 April

    Kashmir Water Crisis Hits At Its Staple: Rice

    As water levels have plummeted on the back of a winter that saw low snowfall and rainfall, the state government is urging local cultivators not to plant paddy this year.

  • 18 April

    Pakistan: Repair, Not Externalize, Faultlines

    Pakistani civilian and military leaders also need to institute corrective constitutional and administrative measures to address grievances of Baloch and FATA Pashtoons.

  • 18 April

    Thoughts from Washington: Pakistan ‘Fatigue’

    One has never before witnessed such intense hostility before.  The public in Pakistan reciprocates this animosity but they cannot imagine the consequences if this is not only contained but reversed, at least to some extent.  Containing further deterioration in the US-Pakistan relationship must be given priority.

  • 17 April

    Pakistan: Holding Karachi’s Citizens Hostage

    Better sense must prevail and the power supply to Karachi city must be restored. Companies in the public domain must ethically never be allowed to use “dues and receivables” as an excuse to hamper the provision of essential services and utilities to the citizens.

  • 11 April

    Pakistan: The Pashtun Awakening

    Instead of listening to the voice of the discontented Pashtun youth, Pakistani authorities have resorted to their old ways of blocking them. Heed their cry before it is too late, cautions one analyst.

March, 2018

  • 31 March

    Pakistan: Judicial Martial Law?

    Pakistan's Chief Justice Saqib Nisar promises that monarchy-based democracy will not be allowed, and hopefully, he and his fellow justices will insist on the correct interpretation and implementation of the laws of the land.

  • 26 March

    Pakistan’s Sindh Struggles to Respond to Climate Change Challenges

    Pakistan’s Sindh province is affected badly by climate change, in a larger country that is also deeply vulnerable, but are dams the solution?