Views Digest

July, 2020

  • 5 July

    How to Manage Plant Pests and Diseases in Your Victory Garden

    A general rule of thumb is to follow a consistent daily watering regimen – preferably first thing in the morning – and to avoid over-watering, which can encourage root pathogens in soil.

June, 2020

  • 28 June

    Tensions Rise Over Ethiopia’s Nile Dam

    The rains are coming and the dam water levels – and tensions – will soon begin to rise. Solutions that work for all parties must be found, and quickly.

  • 27 June

    View from Bangladesh: India’s Need for Soul Searching

    India’s relations with its South Asian neighbors are on a free fall at present while their own relations with China are on an upward trajectory. The freefall in India’s relations with its South Asian neighbors has come at a time when ironically prime minister Narendra Modi has been pursuing a ‘neighbors first’ policy in his second term; an irony indeed.

  • 25 June

    Corruption Could Push Afghanistan Back to Civil War, Top US Official Warns

    America's top official overseeing Afghanistan's reconstruction warns return of civil war if President Ghani's government stops "lip service" to international donors and gets serious in fighting the endemic corruption in his country.

  • 16 June

    China-India Tensions Have a Long History

    Tensions are simmering between India and China, following their first deadly conflict in at least 45 years, resulting in death on 20 Indian soldiers, has pushed the bilateral relationship to an all-time low. But did the two Asian giants ever had cordial relations?

  • 13 June

    What is Stoking Nepal-India Tensions?

    A full-blown war remains a distant possibility, because India is in no position in the new strategic realities to assert its military muscles against Nepal.

  • 6 June

    Russia’s Power Game in Libya

    Russia, under Vladimir Putin, has expanded its influence in Libya as a key supporter of Khalifa Haftar’s war. Yet Moscow often operates pragmatically and will surely adapt its strategy as Haftar is losing ground.

  • 4 June

    India’s (Possible) China War

    While the border conflict between India and China is a long-standing one and has been flaring up from time to time for different reasons the situation now has changed fundamentally with the US dominant military role in the world lessening and a new cold war looming between the old and the upcoming new major powers.

May, 2020

  • 19 May

    Why India Wants to ‘Impose’ a Military Partnership on Bangladesh?

    India's heavy investment in Bangladesh may be at risk. A wave of anti-India sentiment is sweeping much of the South Asian country over New Delhi's efforts to win concessions that go beyond the normal and in the realms that many Bangladeshis fear, could compromise their national security.

  • 19 May

    Cyclone Amphan Death Toll Reaches 95 in India, Bangladesh

    Amphan has made a landfall, bring along heavy rains and winds unto 100mph. At least seven people are dead.