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The Ghouls Of South Asia

The ghouls of South Asia

When South Asian leaders met at their first summit in Dhaka in 1985 there were just two democracies among the seven-member states that formed Saarc at the time — Sri…

South Asia`s Daughter

South Asia`s daughter

The tragic gang rape and murder of a 23-yearold medical student in Delhi on Dec 16 has led to widespread outrage across India, forcing the government to consider new laws…

Is South Asia Emerging?

Is South Asia emerging?

If by ‘emerging’ we mean a geographic entity — a state or a region — that has achieved political and social stability and economic dynamism then the term cannot be…

Mediation And South Asia

Mediation and South Asia

INDIA should not go into high dudgeon nor Pakistan into ecstasy whenever any country or organisation talks of mediation in Indo-Pak disputes or pleads with them to move expeditiously towards…

Muslims Of South Asia

Muslims of South Asia

The Muslims of South Asia have had an evolving rather than a static identity for the last 800 years or so. They began as a dominant emigrant community. With the…

South Asia’s Secular Values

South Asia’s secular values

A seminar on “Secular Values in South Asia” held recently at the Area Study Centre for Europe in the University of Karachi raised a number of questions. The remarks made…

Opportunity In South Asia

Opportunity in South Asia

The current politico-economic-security situation in South and Southwest Asia presents a long-awaited opportunity for India and Pakistan to work towards establishing, on a long-term basis, peace and democracy in the…

A South Asian Catch-22

A South Asian Catch-22

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to India might have made more headlines in Pakistan than in the host country. The visit was treated as a routine exchange of views…

South Asia’s Many Crises

South Asia’s many crises

South Asia experienced two crises with the advent of covert nuclear weapon capabilities and three more after India and Pakistan carried out underground tests of nuclear weapon designs. The first…

A Case For Developing Market In South Asia

A case for developing market in South Asia

Pipeline gas has been sold at oil-linked prices under long-term (20-25 years). Take or pay contracts, meaning thereby that even if the buyer does not lift the gas, he pays…