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  • 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

  • The Case of Bangladesh Can equality be ever established?

    August 24, 2017 3:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    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

    August 10, 2017 4:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    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

    May 18, 2017 10:11 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    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

    January 11, 2017 12:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    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