Views Digest

March, 2017

  • 25 March

    The Hate That Divides Us

    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.

  • 19 March

    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.

  • 19 March

    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.

  • 16 March

    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.

  • 15 March

    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.

  • 12 March

    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?

  • 10 March

    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.

  • 3 March

    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.

  • 3 March

    View from India: The Road to China is Through Kabul

    New possibilities on regional cooperation are emerging, which India should not hesitate to explore.

February, 2017

  • 26 February

    McMaster’s Challenge

    The national security advisor functions as the central processing unit for the entire U.S. national security system, and the system needs a reboot.