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Kashmir: what’s next?

By upholding the decisions of the BJP-led government – which include the abrogation of Article 370, the division of Occupied Kashmir into two parts, and the removal of its statehood…

The increasing Indo-Pak disparity

For a couple of early years of Pakistan’s and India’s independence, the disparity in terms of border security, notably, the defense budget and war machinery and economic security was 1:4.…

A real look at US-India relations

President Biden has not yet called Prime Minister Imran Khan. Pakistanis are rightly upset but largely for the wrong reasons. In the media discourse and in official statements there are…

India’s options

Unlike Pakistan, China, Iran and Russia; India decided to shut its embassy in Kabul and evacuate the diplomatic staff. Interestingly, the Taliban escorted the Indian convoy to the airport. In…

Russia’s South Asia challenge

The visit of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to Islamabad in April was the first such top-level engagement in almost a decade. The visit underscored the importance of the bilateral…

Kashmir lessons

THERE are many terrifying aspects of the crisis in India-held Kashmir (IHK); one of these is the speed with which the helplessness of institutions that previously had a sense of…

Making Rational Choices

Making rational choices

The tidal waves of optimism about a smooth democratic transition in Pakistan are now on the ebb, with fissures widening on the surface of the political landscape. The rift between…

Playing With Proxies

Playing with proxies

DO militants possess a vision or agenda of their own or do they act as mere proxies available to anyone who wants to hire and use them? Why does the…