In shock after hearing of the London attack and a Bangalore assault, Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on what could defeat hate of the ‘other’ and finally bring us together.
The Hate That Divides Us
War in Perpetuity
By any metric, the three-pronged American campaign in Afghanistan — nation-building, fighting against the Taliban and curbing the illicit drug commerce — has not yielded tangible results. But the amount spent on the mission is simply staggering: $1 trillion and counting. The reconciliation drive is a track that has lamentably gone cold and deserves the best possible shot, argues one Pakistani analyst.
The Deep State
The influence of the “deep state” must be minimized, otherwise the State cannot provide services, administer justice, maintain law and order and bring about economic prosperity that our people desperately need, writes Ikram Sehgal.
Bangladesh Drifting Towards Radicalization
The South Asian nation is witnessing increasing incidence of terrorism, with government increasingly succumbing to the growing political power of religious extremists. The IS and Al-Qaeda-affiliated groups are showing growing presence in Chittagong and other regions in southeast Bangladesh.
Why Higher Interest Rates Should Make You Happy
While borrowers may not be thrilled by the Federal Reserve's decision to raise rates, many of us have plenty of reason to celebrate.
Victims of Narratives
Can Pakistan and Afghanistan anchor their relations in the international covenants guiding inter-state ties such as the requirement of visa regime as an unavoidable requirement?
Famines in the 21st Century? It’s Not for Lack of Food
Famines result from cumulative processes we can observe and predict. That means we can prevent them through timely public action.
Afghanistan-Pakistan Treaty on the Kabul River Basin?
Both Pakistan and Afghanistan would benefit from a treaty to manage the Kabul river basin, but deep mistrust, scaremongering, and a lack of preparation is damaging the chances.
View from India: The Road to China is Through Kabul
New possibilities on regional cooperation are emerging, which India should not hesitate to explore.
The national security advisor functions as the central processing unit for the entire U.S. national security system, and the system needs a reboot.