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Pakistan-India ties

Human civilisation has been growing in knowledge, understanding and compassion. It has been prizing peace and prosperity over wars and fighting. Look at the continent of Europe, it had been…

From foe to friend

PRIME Minister Imran Khan recently invoked Franco-German peace to urge old rivals India and Pakistan to make peace too. But like so many of his ideas, this one is naïve…

Power Of Hope

Power of hope

A conflict ends when the people at its centre look over the precipice and recognise that compromise is a life-or-death imperative, said John Lyndon of OneVoice Europe recently in the…

Mischief On The Waterfront Economy

Mischief on the waterfront economy

The way India has been seen to be behaving towards Pakistan since the advent of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government it would be a folly to completely rule out the…

A case for peace

South Asia is one of the most volatile regions in the world, where antagonistic nuclear powers India and Pakistan have, time and again, failed to develop effective communication channels and…

Leave it to cricket

If nothing else, people in Pakistan and India love a collaboration in the sphere of sports – mainly cricket. It's a rivalry that stirs up intense feelings, where success isn't…

Water: fault lines of the future

The climate crisis unfolding in South Asia presents not only environmental and socio-economic challenges but also significant geopolitical implications for the region.As a region with diverse nations, complex interdependencies, and…

Threat matrix

Security is the absence of risk. Risk is a “situation involving exposure to danger.” Risk has a negative impact on everyone and everything so “every government in each country wants…

People to people

WHEN headlines announcing that India and Pakistan were resuming trade flashed across our screens, the first response of many was ‘what about Kashmir?’ or ‘has Pakistan given up on Kashmir?’…