Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Categories for Neighbours Watch

  • Pakistan Struggles To Escape The Abyss

    July 12, 2014 7:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Pakistan is wracked by economic instability and security problems that affect the life of every citizen. These interlinked problems are eating away at the Pakistani state and, if left untreated they will create more fragility which is good neither for... View Article

  • India-China Relations Next Steps

    May 3, 2014 12:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Sometime during the fall this year Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit India as part of the agreed high level bilateral exchange. Xi, who also leads the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the country’s military as chairman... View Article

  • China: The Strategic Planning Of Defence Expenditure

    March 29, 2014 1:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    China’s declaration (March 5) raising its military budget for 2014 by 12.2% to almost $132 billion should not be surprising. In fact, it would have been surprising if China had cut its defence budget or made a small increase. Instead,... View Article

  • Taliban Set To Take Over Pakistan

    March 22, 2014 12:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    In the near future, Taliban and Taliban-like groups will impose Afghanistan-type Taliban regime on Pakistan The civil war raging inside Pakistan in search of elusive ‘purity’ of philosophy is shrinking rapidly the space held by civil society. After expelling other... View Article

  • Can Hasina Tame The Jamaat-E-Islami?

    March 1, 2014 4:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    There are grave developments in Bangladesh. In spite of the apparent lull after the completion of the recent electoral process and the installation of the Awami League-led government, quite a few ominous incidents have taken place pointing out to the... View Article

  • Rohingyas: The People Of Nowhere

    January 4, 2014 12:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    On November 19, 2013 the Human Rights Committee of the UN General Assembly passed a resolution by consensus asking the Myanmar Government to grant the Myanmar’s Muslims/ Rohingyas equal rights to citizenship. The Myanmar government reacted with caution. Maj. Zaw... View Article

  • India Must Ensure Peace And Stability In Afghanistan

    November 21, 2013 10:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    America and NATO forces are to leave Afghanistan by 2014. Against this backdrop, India cannot afford to be a passive spectator to the huge developments in Afghanistan. For, the US and NATO forces leaving Afghanistan has ignited the strong possibility... View Article

  • The Chinese Dream is Over: The Seven Perils

    September 28, 2013 5:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    On August 19, an important meeting was held in Beijing during which President Xi Jinping called for a renewal of China’s focus on Marxist ideology. Xi was addressing a national conference on ideology and propaganda attended by top central and... View Article

  • Sino-Indian Relations Contours Across The Pla Intrusion Crises

    August 31, 2013 3:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    In the last few months, the five and odd decade long estranged Sino-Indian relations seem to be turning a new leaf. This is all with the caveat that hardliners in Chinese politico-diplomatic and military establishments do not spoil the broth.... View Article

  • Negotiating With The Taliban Pakistan’s Dangerous Dilemma

    August 24, 2013 10:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    The newly elected Pakistani government remains at the forefront of efforts to negotiate with the Taliban. However, given its identity and ideology, Salma M Siddiqui warns that the risks of accommodation could be grave indeed   In the run-up to... View Article