There are at least four reasons why the post-Pulwama situation requires Pakistan's measured assessment of the action and reaction, careful responses to India and other major nations. Equally important would be urgent action against all those non-state actors that have adversely impacted Pakistan’s image abroad.Read More »
Is the Modi Charisma Fading?
Leaders like Narendra Modi run the danger of becoming their own nemesis.Read More »
View From Dhaka: Is India Losing a ‘Trusted’ Friend?
India has been losing her neighbors to China, one by one. Bangladesh has remained untouched. Under no circumstances should India let China take political control of Bangladesh.Read More »
India’s Population Explosion And Govt. Inaction
The most threatening crisis facing India is that of population explosion. But the national leadership remains indifferent despite knowing that it is stuck in a now-or-never situation.Read More »
Asia’s Other Nuclear Standoff
With the world focused on the scary possibility of war on the Korean Peninsula, not many people paid much attention to a series of naval exercises this past July in the Malacca Strait, a 550-mile long passage between Sumatra and Malaysia through which pass over 50,000 ships a year. With President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un …Read More »
Does Iran’s Chabahar Matter?
To utilize CPEC projects to the advantage of Pakistan in a geo-politically loaded environment, Pakistani leaders will need to pull up their socks.Read More »
India-China War Circa 2017
India-China standoff in Donglang plateau indicates that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided that New Delhi’s interest will be better served in an aggressive American alliance rather than in a neighborly relationship with China.Read More »
Anger in Bangladesh Over Defense MoUs with India
The South Asian nation is witnessing unprecedented rise in anti-India sentiment following Bangladeshi Prime Minister’s landmark visit to India, writes one analyst.Read More »
What is at Stake in Shaikh Hasina’s Indian Yatra
Facing waning popularity and a suspecting electorate at home and growing impression of surrendering to Indian pressure to enter a defense pact with its encircling big neighbor, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has too much at stake in her important visit to India.Read More »
View from India: Way to Get Back on Board
It may need both diplomacy and a push from Afghanistan and Central Asia to once again align the lines between India and China, if New Delhi and Beijing wish to ensure that the success they shared via the old Silk Route is given another chance.Read More »