• India: Sasikala, Dinakaran threaten unified AIADMK. Will they support DMK to pull down AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu?0

      Chief Minister before election J. Jayalalithaa AIADMK, Elected Chief Minister  J. Jayalalithaa AIADMK by Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal 30/08/2017 In Tamil Nadu as elsewhere in the country, corruption plays a pivotal role in politics. As the problems of rung party increasing, corruption in the state keeps playing devil’s role at all levels. No one can do anything without adequately bribing the

  • Pakistan will stop at nothing for CPEC0

    Asma Maqsood 30/08/2017 Being part of OBOR Strategy, CPEC is playing an inevitable role in China’s aim for economic expansion which will benefiting Pakistan’s economic situation. It depends upon Pakistan’s ability to sustain its political stability, internal security situation and provincial harmony and ability to curb extremism which is up to certain extent, Pakistan have

  • Arming without Aiming: India’s strategic underpinning0

    by Asma Khalid 30/08/2017 South Asia is considered as one of the most insecure and unstable regions of the world where Pakistan and India are two major powers in term of military might, population, economy, and territory. South Asia has been a victim of traditional and non-traditional security issues where countries focus more on traditional


    By Abdul Majid Zargar The international community commemorates 30th day of August as the International Day of the Disappeared. Kashmir, which has witnessed thousands of enforced disappearances is commemorating this day with a renewed appeal to international community to force India to divulge information about the enforced disappearances. In international human rights law, an enforced

  • A Rejoinder To Ata Hasnain0

    in Kashmir — by Abdul Majid Zargar — August 28, 2017   Former GOC of India’s Srinagar based 15 Corps, Ata Hasnain has written an article in praise of  Rashtriya Rifles (RR) which  appeared first  in South Asia Defence & Strategic Review, and was later reproduced  by Swarajya Magzine The article  is available at

  • Disappearing Role Models, Crisis of Nations and the Urgency of ‘Socially Conscious Leadership’0

    by M Adil Khan — August 28, 2017 This would have been early eighties,then as a public servant in Bangladesh I visited a district called Kushtia to inspect progress of implementation of development projects. At that time I was working at the central monitoring organization of the government of Bangladesh. Upon arrival in Kushtia after


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  • End of Year Editorial; Evolving Political Dynamics in South Asia

    By M. Adil Khan, Guest Editor 2018 has been an eventful year for South Asia especially at the political level. During 2018 several countries in the region have had their elections and these elections have altered their political pictures. In others preparations for elections are underway and yet in others sub-national elections and their outcomes

  • 2018 Bangladesh General Election: A Time for Stock-taking and Pondering the Stakes

      By Adil Khan and Habib Zafarullah*    4 December 2018 The 2018 Bangladesh General Election scheduled on December 30, 2018 marks the end of two consecutive terms of the ruling Awami League (AL), first ever by any political party since 1991, the year a combined opposition movement against a decade long dictatorship resurrected and re-introduced

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