Views Digest

August, 2017

  • 23 August

    Afghanistan: Winning Strategy?

    President Trump has embraced deeper US involvement in Afghanistan in a military campaign he once slammed as futile. Though touted as a conditions-based regional move towards a political solution, the new plan indicates little innovation.

  • 17 August

    Protecting American Democracy from Hackers

    If the US wants to maintain a transparent and trusted democratic process, it must urgently address the evolving threat of hackers' interference in the election process.

  • 16 August

    China Joins the Crowd in Djibouti

    The multinational military activities concentrated within the relatively limited geographical confines of Djibouti could provide an environment for new forms of maritime and military cooperation. But it’s more likely that Djibouti will become a hot-bed of intrigue, espionage and counter-espionage as the separate military forces closely watch each other’s activities.

  • 13 August

    McCain’s Formula for Success in Afghanistan

    Senator John McCain's proposed measures as Afghan strategy can be helpful to some extent, but there is no guarantee they will turn the tide in Afghanistan.

  • 8 August

    Russia in Libya: War or Peace?

    Europe must use its diplomatic leverage to ensure that increased Russian involvement does not come at the cost of further destabilization on Europe’s southern border.

  • 6 August

    How Can US Combat the Opioid Epidemic?

    The opioid crisis isn’t slowing down, but by providing services for individuals who are suffering from addiction and showing just a little bit of human empathy, we can take the first steps toward ending this crisis and creating a climate of recovery for these individuals.

  • 6 August

    Mindset That Rules Pakistan

    Accountability and compliance with the rule of law probably should be our yardstick for this support of the opposition, instead of looking at it through the eyes of incumbent elites.

July, 2017

  • 28 July

    Court Bars Pakistan’s Sharif from Holding Public Office for Life

    Pakistan's Supreme Court has sent Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif packing after an investigation found him and his family failing to give satisfactory evidence of money trail to justify his opulent lifestyle and expensive London properties.

  • 28 July

    Europe: Lessons for the Left

    The parties of the European Left have still to establish clear positions on the nativist vs internationalist debate that defines contemporary politics.

  • 27 July

    India Hastens Hydropower Projects in Jammu and Kashmir

    The government appears determined to utilize the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty to the full.