Categories for Neighbours Watch
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
Everyone is talking about Bangladeshi Hindus except West Bengal
When I started my struggle for the Bangladeshi Hindus, people—including Hindu leaders—told me not to bother. ‘No one cares,’ they said; ‘no one will ever care.’They must have meant themselves, too, because they knew what was happening but failed to... View Article
Which Sharif runs Pakistan?
Except for few years of its history of 68 years, there are only two ways Pakistan Army (and not Pakistan Air Force or Pakistan Navy but just Pakistan Army) ruled the country. One when Pak Chief of Army Staff is... View Article
Chah Bahar Tripartite Agreement Signals New Geopolitical Power-Play
The Chah Bahar Tripartite Agreement signed in Tehran on May 23, 2016 between India, Iran and Afghanistan during PM Modi’s Iran visit signals the dawn of a new power-play though essentially economic initially, but with geopolitical implications. The Chah Bahar... View Article
Bangladesh: Struggle to Reclaim 1971
On May 11, Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI) Bangladesh Amir, Motiur Rehman Nizami was hanged to death The sentence was carried out following the judgement of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) Bangladesh, set up by the present Awami League led government in 2009,... View Article
Political assassination plot clouds bangladesh
It is Déjà vu: A New York Court’s verdict sending three persons to jail for various terms for plotting to “kidnap” and “harm” Sajid Wazed Joy, son of Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sk. Hasina Wazed. The convicted persons are Rizve Ahmed... View Article
Myanmar:Aung San Suu Kyi and China Options
As Myanmar nears a historic political transition, the incoming National League for Democracy (NLD) will have a lot on their plate. They will face the enormous challenge of steering the country according to their plans. Having struggled for two and... View Article
Radical Islamisation of Bangladesh
Bangladesh was born when the Awami League took a secular stand in their fight for independence from Pakistan. When Pakistan fought to suppress the bid for independence of the Bengali people led by the non fundamentalist Awami League, the Jamaat-e-Islami,... View Article
Nuclear Pakistan: Incessant Tail Wagging
As to Pakistani nuclear capability, even if she did not develop her own nuclear tipped submarine based cruise missile, would China not gift them to Pakistan? Where is the question of China not helping Pakistan complete her nuclear triad? As... View Article
Is Pak Power Centre Losing the Script?
It appears that Nawaz Sharif has begun to understand that politicians are being pushed out by terrorist tanzims, supported by the army. Otherwise Maliha Lodhi would not have quoted Sayed Salauddin in her letter to the UN to hit at... View Article