ASSESSING KASHMIR ON AUGUST 5, 2020
0 comments | by IKRAM SEHGAL
Today is the first anniversary of India’s single-handed introduction of the way they think the Kashmir problem would be solved. On 5 August 2019, the Government of India revoked the special status of special autonomy, granted under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution to Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir—a region administered by India as a result of the first Indo-Pakistani war 1947-4Read Full Article
Washington Provoking India to a War With China?
0 comments | by F. William Engdahl
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a recent video conference suggested that the US might move some of its troops from Germany to the region around India, citing growing US security concerns in the Asian region. Given the dramatic rise in tensions between India and China over disputed borders in the region of Nepal and Bhutan where several soldiers from both sides reportedly died iRead Full Article
After Pakistan’s Gwadar Port, China Fast-tracks Key ...
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After Pakistan’s Gwadar Port, China Fast-tracks Key Defence Projects in Bangladesh After Pakistan’s Gwadar port, China fast-tracks key defence projects in B’desh. Beijing eyes to increase its presence in the sub-continent through delivering subsidised infrastructure projects like ports, airpRead Full Article
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Pakistan Unveils a New political Map Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday unveiled a "new political map" of Pakistan which also included occupied Kashmir. The premier's announcement came a day ahead of the first anniversary of India’s controversial unilateral decision to revoke the area's semi-autonomy. AddreRead Full Article
India at loss as Indo-Pacific strategy collapses
0 comments | by Saad Rasool
A Harvard law school graduate writes, the demise of the Indo-Pacific dream is a staggering loss of face for India on the international stage. China has put India back to where it belongs: a developing nation in South Asia. Not a regional player in the Indo-Pacific. The past two decades of international policy and regionaRead Full Article
Don’t Threaten Afghans…It Will Be Counterproductive
1 comments | by M. K. Bhadrakumar
The principal deputy assistant secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) in the U.S. State Department, Alice Wells, dropped a bombshell on the Afghan government and the country’s political elites on April 4—and caught the international donors by surprise, too—by linking all aid to Afghanistan to the formation of an inclusiveRead Full Article
Afghan peace deal risks collapse as violence spirals out of..
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Afghan peace deal risks collapse as violence spirals out of control in Afghanistan It's been two months since the Afghan peace deal was signed between the US & Taliban. But the recent surge in violence across Afghanistan has challenged the credibility of this peace deal & has risked its collapse. The insurgents hRead Full Article
Non-State Actors: Has Modi’s India fallen into its own trap?
0 comments | by Imtiaz Gul
Modi's establishment had worked hard to shape narratives - even creating events if needed - to demonise Pakistan, to bring it under American scrutiny and sanctions. But it looks like as if all strategies have backfired as more and more institutions in the west get to understand the reality of Modi's Hindutva. The US Commission for International Religious FreRead Full Article
Damning US report on Hindu fanaticism in India touches raw nerve in Delhi
0 comments | by Rajinder Krishna
The latest report of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has damning references to the rise of Hindu fanaticism in India under the Prime Ministership of Narendra Modi, with targeted attacks on Muslims. Expectedly, these observations have touched a raw nerve in the Indian Establishment which is now steeped in Hindu supremacism and the attendant disdain for any criticismRead Full Article
US leverages Delhi-Kabul nexus. But what’s in it for India?
0 comments | by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR
The two-hour stopover in Delhi on May 7 by the US special representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, accompanied by the White House official in charge of South Asia Lisa Curtis, raises eyebrows. The Indian media reRead Full Article