Categories for Neighbours Watch
Pakistan Destination Terror Or Tolerance?
In the wake of Salman Taseer’s assassination earlier this month, Pakistan’s precarious position as a partner in the global war on terror is laid bare. It is time for Pakistani leaders and international partners to move decisively against this atmosphere... View Article
Thoughts on SALMAN TASEER’S Assassination
The assassination of Salman Taseer, the liberal Governor of Punjab, by one of his police security guards at an Islamabad shopping centre on January 4, because of the Governor’s criticism of the blasphemy law draws attention once again to the... View Article
Taxation in Pakistan Survival Of The Richest
In a country where 33 percent live below the poverty line, and where the state has a tax-to-GDP ratio of 10 percent, apathy and inability to work toward reducing poverty are fundamental, leaving progress a distant pipe dream for those... View Article
Countdown in Afghanistan Nightmare Of The Past?
In another three months, US President Barack Obama will make one more review of the situation in Afghanistan. The December review of strategy, one of the many that he has made trying new strategies, is expected to focus on American... View Article
Bangladesh Feel For The Stones When Crossing The River
“Feel for the stones when crossing the river” is an old Chinese strategic saying. Mao Zedong used this philosophy in his own strategies, and it has been used in his strategic writings. It is a caution to a commander or... View Article
Misplaced Wisdom? Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff, has been given a three-year extension.
Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, who will be completing his three-year tenure as Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) on November 28, 2010, has been given a three-year extension by the civilian government of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. He... View Article
India-Pakistan Foreign Minister-Level Talks Qureshi Spoils A Great Opportunity
The July 16 talks between Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad went from a few hours to many more hours. The press waited for more than six hours to be addressed... View Article
South Asia Balancing Between Strategic Importance And Economic Boom
The time tested maxim that history as a harsh narrator tells us repeatedly that maintaining friendly relations, peace and development cooperation between neighbouring countries is much harder than fighting wars, stands quite relevant of India’s relations with its immediate neighbours... View Article
Anatomy of Bangladesh Opposition Hasina Must Act
Recent reports in the Bangladesh media have raised very serious questions on the terrorist arms of the Bangladesh opposition political party, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI). It was reported that the new chief or Amir of the terrorist organisation Jamatul Mujahidin... View Article