• India’s Offensive Force Posture: Implications for Pakistan0

    South Asia with two nuclear rivals India and Pakistan is facing some traditional and non-traditional security threats because of perennial security issues. ‘Disparity’ is a more appropriate term when describing the Indo-Pak equation. India sees itself as a rising regional and extra-regional power and considers military power as the main element in the regional power

  • India-Bangladesh border killing0

    • Blog
    • December 3, 2017

    Chapter 1 1.1 Introduction: Bangladesh and India, geographically two neighboring friendly countries located in the South Asia. The total length of border is about 5138 kilometer with 4427 kilometer land border and 711 kilometer water border. Bangladesh has 4,096 kilometer common border with India. Bangladesh has 32 border districts whilst India has five border provinces.

  • Sri Lanka’s Trade Imperative 0

    • Blog
    • December 2, 2017

    December 1, 2017 By Amresh Gunasingham Optimism in Sri Lanka following the end of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s presidency in 2015 saw civil and political freedoms liberalised, ethnic relations improved, and foreign relations with China and India rebalanced. However, the government’s scorecard in managing the economy has been disappointing, with analysts pointing to large excesses in fiscal

  • Celebrating Krishan Chander, the Storyteller of the Oppressed0

    • Blog
    • December 2, 2017

    By Raza Naeem on 01/12/2017 We need to remind ourselves of the continuing relevance of this master storyteller and humanist par excellence whose presence in our midst is perhaps more needed than ever before. File picture of Urdu writers Salma Siddiqui and Krishan Chander. In 2014, some level of benign neglect could be said to


  • Insurance for ‘Loss and Damage’: Still an illusion for the vulnerable countries.0

    By Zulker Naeen December 1, 2017 During the last two decades, the UNFCCC focus has shifted from ‘mitigation’ to ‘mitigation and adaptation.’ And it now finally included ‘Loss and Damage’ in its current agenda. The emergence of ‘Loss and Damage’ as a focus area of the international climate policy arena is caused by the realization

  • Saudi Arabia’s Lebanon gamble may pay off0

      By James M. Dorsey Time will tell, but Saudi Arabia’s gamble to pressure Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed, Lebanese Shiite militia, by forcing Saad Hariri, the country’s prime minister, to resign, may be paying off despite widespread perceptions that the manoeuvre backfired. Broad international support for Mr. Hariri following his announcement from Riyadh in a speech

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