Friday, 4 December 2020

Categories for Neighbours Watch

  • Sri Lanka’s crisis of democracy

    December 14, 2018 11:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    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!

    November 2, 2018 3:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    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

  • Indo-Pak Meet under Indus Water Treaty Nothing Changes

    September 28, 2018 12:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The Indus Water Commissioners from India and Pakistan met in Lahore for two days on 29th and 30th of August in Lahore. This meet under the IWT (Indus Water Treaty) was scheduled to meet twice a year, but was abruptly... View Article

  • Nawaz Sharif’s 26/11Faux Pas lands him in thick soup

    May 30, 2018 2:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Nawaz Sharif’s statement to Dawn that those who attacked Mumbai in 2008 were from Pakistan created a stir in Indian media but more in political and military circles in Pakistan. In his interview he said, “Militant organizations are active. Call... View Article

  • Pakistana military state

    April 8, 2018 3:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The recent diplomatic brinkmanship on part of Pakistan can be attributed to the evolving ‘inimical’ relationship between the civilian government and the military-intelligence establishment of the country. While adversarial relationship between the two components of governance in Pakistan is not... View Article

  • Pakistan Loses Utility in United States Strategic Calculus 2018

    January 25, 2018 10:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Strategic utility of a smaller nation to that of a major power lies in its credibility, usefulness and loyal effectiveness to serve the national security interests of its strategic patron and that in case of Pakistan seems to have faded... View Article

  • Nepal: Post-Election Developments

    January 14, 2018 11:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    There has not been much by way of an official response from India to the communist takeover in Nepal.  It looks like a policy of “wait and see” and that  is good. There was speculation in Nepal Media as what... View Article

  • Pakistan Army as a Politically Disruptive Force in Nation-Building

    December 28, 2017 1:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Pakistan Army having ruled over Pakistan for nearly half its existence since 1947 has no credits to distinguish itself in terms of Pakistan’s nation-building; the contrary is true in that despite its pretentions of being the “Glue that Holds Pakistan... View Article

  • Myanmar : Is the Peace Process in Crisis?

    December 14, 2017 12:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

      With the international attention on the ongoing Rohingya crisis and Suu Kyi under pressure from all sides, it is but natural that the peace process which is very vital for the country’s stability has taken the back seat.  It... View Article

  • Will jihad kill China-Pakistan Economic Corridor!

    October 5, 2017 3:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    China and Pakistan have signed an Anti-Terror Cooperation Agreement devoted exclusively for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The imperative being increasing threat to the CPEC from jihadi groups. The agreement was signed in Beijing after extensive talks between Meng Jianzhu, head... View Article