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July, 2020

  • 3 July

    Bangladeshi Importers Ban Indian Goods in a Tit-for-Tat Move

    Bangladesh has banned imports from India via land route following New Delhi's refusal to allow Bangladeshi trucks bring in goods. Bangladeshi traders complain, the Indian ban is causing them heavy losses.

June, 2020

  • 25 June

    Corruption Could Push Afghanistan Back to Civil War, Top US Official Warns

    America's top official overseeing Afghanistan's reconstruction warns return of civil war if President Ghani's government stops "lip service" to international donors and gets serious in fighting the endemic corruption in his country.

  • 23 June

    Kickstarting Pakistan’s Economy Digitally

    Digital payment in Pakistan has immense potential to revolutionize its payments infrastructure. More than a dozen digital payment companies have received licenses to operate in Pakistan. While the virus is keeping Pakistanis mostly at home it should not be a problem for the financial and digital specialists to keep working on the digital payment implementation.

  • 13 June

    What is Stoking Nepal-India Tensions?

    A full-blown war remains a distant possibility, because India is in no position in the new strategic realities to assert its military muscles against Nepal.

  • 10 June

    Can an Association of Eastern States of South Asia Become a Reality?

    Can ‘Gujral Doctrine’ be transformed into a regional grouping comprising of culturally close territories of northeast India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan, the political status of which would have to be negotiated between the states to which the territory belongs today?

  • 6 June

    America at a Crossroads

    The outrage on the streets across the US and beyond over George Floyd's murder has transformed into an international movement against racism. It's the biggest test of American leadership to make sure justice is done to the Floyd family, the “open wounds” of racism are healed through sweeping police reforms, the monster of economic inequality is controlled and decisive measures taken to unite a polarized nation.

May, 2020

  • 26 May

    Pakistan: The ‘Lucky’ Luciano Model for Post-Pandemic Recovery

    What Pakistan can learn from “Lucky” Luciano's deal with the US government during World War II? Should Pakistan enlist one of its most controversial cities and real estate magnate to revive its faltering economy?

  • 19 May

    Why India Wants to ‘Impose’ a Military Partnership on Bangladesh?

    India's heavy investment in Bangladesh may be at risk. A wave of anti-India sentiment is sweeping much of the South Asian country over New Delhi's efforts to win concessions that go beyond the normal and in the realms that many Bangladeshis fear, could compromise their national security.

  • 18 May

    Pakistan: Confronting Afghanistan’s Looming Food Crisis

    The international community that has for years invested in soldiers, weapons and explosives sent into Afghanistan should now ready itself to send wheat, meat and other food items.

  • 18 May

    How Do You Stay Safe Now That States Are Reopening?

    Now that states are relaxing social distancing restrictions, how can you go out for shopping, visit restaurants and still stay safe? Here, an epidemiologist who is immune-compromised himself, walks you through some decision making.