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June, 2020

  • 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.

  • 16 May

    Global Military Expenditure Sees Largest Annual Increase in a Decade

    Global military spending in 2019 represented 2.2 per cent of the global gross domestic product (GDP), which equates to approximately $249 per person.

April, 2020

  • 28 April

    COVID-19: Why India Wanted to Deploy Its Military in 4 South Asian Countries?

    The reality is that the dream of some policy geniuses in Delhi to project India as the custodian of South Asia by coming up with the controversial plan of sending the military to its neighboring countries to tame the deadly virus was a self-defeating idea.

  • 17 April

    Why Pakistan Must Punish Key Players of its Sugar and Wheat Crisis

    Prime Minister Imran Khan must hold people involved in wheat and sugar scandal accountable. The culprits are members of the ruling party or its coalition partners, because their monetary gains aside, these people have harmed their own government and party politically, argues one analyst.

  • 4 April

    COVID-19 Crisis: Extremists in India Stoke Islamophobia

    While the world fights the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, many supporters of Prime Minister Modi's communalist supporters in India are stoking anti-Muslim sentiment by blaming them for its spread.