Views Digest

February, 2017

  • 25 February

    Common Interests, Common Enemy

    Pakistan and Afghanistan have no choice but to fight terror together.

  • 8 February

    Pakistan’s Economic Hitmen

    Is Pakistan dealing with economic hitmen who are ensnaring it in debt which can lead it to financial insolvency and eventually result in compromising its sovereignty?

January, 2017

  • 26 January

    What Does Trump Mean for Asia?

    Governments in Asia and elsewhere would do well to focus actively on ways to mitigate the uncertain and potentially dangerous results of erratic or irresponsible US international behavior as early as possible, advises one analyst.

  • 16 January

    Trauma and Afghan Journalists

    Simple bravery is not enough for journalists to cope with trauma-like situation. Training is a must and the international community must come forward to help the Afghan journalists recover from the stress they face in the line of duty.

  • 8 January

    45% Drop in Violence in Pakistan in 2016

    Since 2014, there has been a 66% overall reduction in violence-related fatalities in Pakistan, says Islamabad-based think tank Center for Research & Security Studies in its annual report.

  • 1 January

    Geo-politics and Afghanistan

    Is South Asia witnessing the beginning of a new geo-political game between two obvious blocs (Indo-Afghan-USA and Moscow-Beijing-Pakistan-Iran) divided by conflicting views on sources of terrorism and shared interests in regional peace and development?

December, 2016

  • 4 December

    How Will Pakistan Fare in 2017?

    Poverty in Pakistan is, in fact, rising, despite all claims by the government and multilateral institutes about economic progress and growth.

November, 2016

  • 27 November

    View From Delhi: Gwadar Port and India’s Regional Policy

    Regional alignments are shifting with China, Pakistan, Russia and Iran coming together. The muscular diplomacy of the Narendra Modi government erred in its overestimation of India’s South China Sea leverage. India lacked traditional influence in that region and it is not even a claimant to the territorial disputes there. Today, therefore, its Look East policy is in shambles and a US retrenchment in Asia threatens to make it archaic.

October, 2016

  • 30 October

    Afghanistan’s Coming Water Crisis

    Decades of conflict have left Afghanistan’s water infrastructure in a mess, and as refugees return to the country the prospect of water-related conflicts rises.

  • 30 October

    Hillary Clinton: A Hawk in the Wings

    After a mere eight years in which diplomacy narrowly edged out militarism, the foreign policy elite rallying around Clinton has forgotten the lessons of the George W. Bush era.