Categories for Neighbours Watch
Pakistan Loses Utility in United States Strategic Calculus 2018
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
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
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?
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!
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
The Case of Bangladesh Can equality be ever established?
Chilean bankers Ari Aisen and Francisco José Veiga in a study tried to empirically determine the effects of political instability on economic growth using sample covering 169 countries over 5-year periods from 1960 to 2004. They found that higher degrees... View Article
Hindu miseries in Pakistan
Religious freedom is the most admirable segment of democracy, which entitles the citizen of the land to propagate his/her belief under its umbrella. India and Pakistan both enjoy parliamentary democracy and the principal of equal right. When Pakistan came into... View Article
Upcoming Elections in Nepal and India’s Dilemma
Nepal’s tryst with destiny has never been a smooth run. Ever since the initiation of the peace process in 2006 and after Nepal was declared a parliamentary republic in 2008, Nepal has been grappling with various forms of instability at... View Article
Pakistan in Deep Deception India has a difficult deal
Depression can be treated. But self-inflicted deception which hurts neighbours can be controlled to an extent if the patient is locked up in a padded cell. This self-deception is like a jigsaw puzzle with a few pieces missing, frustrating everyone... View Article
Have the Western powers decided to give up Afghanistan to the Taliban?
I have been following the situation in Afghanistan for the last many years and I have written papers on the developing situation in Afghanistan from time to time. For the last few years, I had an uneasy feeling that the... View Article