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  • Sri Lanka: Victory of Rajapaksa- What it means to Tamil Polity?

    December 12, 2019 11:50 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    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

    September 3, 2019 4:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    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

    July 20, 2019 12:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    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

    June 22, 2019 4:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    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?

    April 28, 2019 3:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    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

    December 28, 2018 12:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    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

    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