Categories for Neighbours Watch
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
Indo-Pak Meet under Indus Water Treaty Nothing Changes
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
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
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
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