Views Digest

January, 2021

  • 24 January

    Bangladeshis Seek Friendly Relations with Pakistan

    Public opinion is witnessing a monumental shift in Bangladesh in favor of Pakistan. One country that seems to be the biggest loser is India. Here is how Bangladeshis justify their increasing embrace of Pakistan, which they considered an enemy for a generation.

  • 22 January

    Qatar Hugs and Makes Up with its Warring Neighbors – But Will it Last?

    With so few issues apparently actually resolved, it’s little wonder that it took just days for new signs of tension to reappear after the agreement.

  • 14 January

    Exposing the Fake News War Against Pakistan

    The Indian Chronicles report may now represent an opportunity for Pakistan — whose image is reeling from the consequences of the long-term campaign from India mounted against it — to set things right through astute diplomacy.

  • 13 January

    What is the Future of US-Pakistan Relations under Biden?

    Former US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter, Senior Research Professor at John Hopkins University Dr. Daniel Markey, Ikram Sehgal and other foreign policy experts hold a candid discussion on Pakistan-US relations.

December, 2020

  • 28 December

    Russia Moves East, India West, Straining Ties

    Year after year, Moscow is moving east, enhancing its ties to China. Year after year, New Delhi is moving west, building stronger links to the US. If this trend continues into the mid-term future, the two friendly countries might ultimately find themselves in the opposite geopolitical and economic blocks, and the Eurasian space will split into two pieces. Over time, Moscow and New Delhi will find it more challenging to maintain their bilateral cooperation even at the current levels, not to mention it is further deepening and broadening. 

  • 25 December

    Trans-Asian Railway: Gateway for South and Southeast Asia

    Trying to be a regional power on its way to being a global one, India is turning a blind eye to the fact that while Eurasia is a reality mainly because of BRI. The time of world leaders, global or even regional powers dominating others is vanishing and a multipolar world is in the making.

  • 22 December

    Tough Love – Bangladeshi Foreign Policy on China, India, and the US

    What appears to be Bangladesh's vague foreign policy outlook to external actors is rather a well-disguised regional maneuver based on a transactional relationship with China, and the United States, for a better balance of power, writes one analyst.

  • 20 December

    Exploring the Indian Ocean as a Rich Archive of History

    The deep Indian Ocean is far less studied than the depths of the other oceans, for economic reasons: it is ringed by underdeveloped countries.

  • 15 December

    Pakistan’s Struggling Agriculture Sector – The Missing Piece in the Pie?

    Pakistan is in dire need to urgently launch reforms to revitalize its agricultural sector. The immediate focus of the government should be on bringing Land Reforms.

  • 13 December

    Food on Wheels- First of its kind in Bhutan

    The World's largest fast-food restaurant chains don't exist in Bhutan. But with the changing lifestyle of people, their taste for continental dishes is also increasing at an accelerating rate.