Views Digest

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.

  • 24 July

    View from India: Dams Pakistan Will Build…

    It is a cause for concern that Pakistan has requested China to provide water security as a part of CPEC. This is strategic, given the worsening Pak-India ties. However, India needs to be watchful, writes one former General of Indian Army.

  • 24 July

    Afghanistan: A Gathering Storm

    Afghanistan’s Vice President Rashid Doctam’s wringing denunciation of the government, of which he is part and parcel, indicates the gathering political storm in Kabul. The looming crisis could pose a formidable challenge to Ashraf Ghani’s government whose constitutionality has come under a cloud.

  • 24 July

    US and Pakistan: Why Not Just Say No to CSF?

    It’s about time to act like a self-respecting and confident nation which is ready to correct its own course as well as being poised to address others’ concerns on issues such as terrorism, regional peace and cooperation, opines one Pakistani analyst.

  • 12 July

    How Will California Solve Its Public Health Crisis?

    While California has begun to deviate from the traditional coal-fired factories and power plants, managing methane emissions from rangelands and farms should gain a stronger focus.

  • 9 July

    Iran-Pakistan at the Crossroads?

    At the time of the Shah, Iran and Pakistan enjoyed amicable relations, with cooperation across multiple issues. With so many points of contention emerging in recent years, it is a markedly more tense relationship today.

  • 1 July

    Where are the Teesta Waters?

    Days before the monsoon rains, The Third Pole explored the length of the Teesta river in West Bengal and Sikkim to see how much water is flowing, and where it is going in the eight lean months of the year.

June, 2017

  • 28 June

    Why Pakistan Should Declare Gilgit-Baltistan a Province

    Pakistan may gain more by giving the status of a province to its Gilgit-Baltistan region, which could kickstart a new era of development in a region blessed with natural beauty and resources, says one analyst.