Categories for Neighbours Watch
Crimson Tide Sweeps Nepal
The recent turn in India-China relations and events in Nepal surprised many but not those who know that China plans 50 years ahead and kept track of developments – joining the dots as they emerged. In fact, Nepal should be... View Article
India is indeed their Motherland
This 25th March a Gurdwara in Kabul was bathed in blood. Twenty five devotees were felled by their burst of bullets or blown up with explosives by Jihadis. Their undoing was their faith. It is not that Afghanistan’s history has... View Article
Sri Lanka: Victory of Rajapaksa- What it means to Tamil Polity?
The victory of Gotabaya Rajapaksa was much anticipated in the recently held 16th November presidential elections in Sri Lanka given the course of national politics after the evaporation of false euphoria over the success of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime... View Article
Pakistan Army Pushes Pakistan to Existential Crossroads
Pakistan Army which tightly controls Pakistan’s foreign policy and security formulations has endangered Pakistan’s survival as an independent Nation-State with a looming critical existential crisis that emerges from what I would term as “Pakistan Army’s mythical obsession of geopolitical and... View Article
FATF To Pakistan: Fall In Line Or Be Ready To Face Action
It is most heartening to learn that in a clear, loud and unequivocal message, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has sought to send out a blunt message to Pakistan on the issue of curbing terror financing: Either fall in... View Article
Beijing’s CPEC Dilemma
Western media, quoting Pakistan military, had reported on May 12, 2019, that five people including a naval soldier were killed and six others were injured (including two army captains, two navy soldiers and two hotel employees) after gunmen stormed Pearl... View Article
Sri Lanka: Explosions in Colombo — Who could be the Perpetrators?
The explosions that took place in few churches across Sri Lanka as well as two popular hotels in Colombo on Easter Sunday were completely unexpected. The sudden developments came as a shock to Sri Lanka watchers. The Government has not... View Article
Bangladesh Polls on 30th December- the need to be seen to be credible
The Election Commission of Bangladesh announced the schedule for the National Elections. While the Polls will be held on 30th December, November 28th was fixed as the deadline for filing nomination papers. Scrutiny of papers will be on 2nd December... View Article
Sri Lanka’s crisis of democracy
Through three decades of post-independence civil unrest, Sri Lanka operated as a flawed yet commendable democracy. But in the past month, the country’s politicians have unleashed a democratic crisis and become a laughing stock. On one occasion legislators engaged in... View Article
Myanmar Under Siege Give Suu Kyi some Respite!
The Myanmar Government appears to be coming under a siege mainly by the international organizations and some western countries. If their idea is to throw Myanmar back into the arms of the Chinese, they are perhaps already succeeding. Even if... View Article