Pakistan under the China Model of Governance

November 24, 2020 admin 0

On 21 July 2020, a senior journalist, Matiullah Jan, who is known for his outspoken views, was abducted from outside a school where his wife worked as a teacher in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad. Footage from two CCTV cameras showed a dozen persons in plain clothes and a few armed persons Read more ………

A Pro-China Stance Will Not Resolve Nepal’s Quest for Greater Strategic Autonomy

November 11, 2020 admin 0

Kathmandu’s sovereignty concerns are genuine and deserve better treatment from India. In reality, like Kathmandu does not want to compromise its sovereignty for India’s national security, New Delhi would be unwilling to compromise its national security for Nepal’s strategic autonomy. Beijing’s security apprehensions regarding Indian meddling in Tibet casts shadows Read more ………

The Nation Defends ‘Arnab Journalism’

November 6, 2020 admin 0

Anybody who is anyone in the ruling BJP, most of the real and fake leading lights of Indian journalism, an assortment of liberal and left intellectuals, all have rushed to the defence of the Republic TV chief editor cum co-founder, Arnab Goswami, after his arrest in connection with a case Read more ………

Pakistan: Nawaz vs. Imran

November 5, 2020 admin 0

*Nawaz Sharif’s attack against the Army and Imran Khan has elicited strong responses from them. ** This is not the first time that three-time PM has had strained ties with the army ***Nawaz had hit out at the Army earlier too but his tone now more aggressive. *** Voices within Read more ………

Gulf Remittances in the Age of Covid-19

November 5, 2020 admin 0

India and the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states share a very strong historical relationship that has endured to this day. Their bilateral trade for 2018-2019 was US$121.34 billion ($170 billion) and remittances sent home to India by expatriate Indian workers in the GCC, of whom there are around 7.6 Read more ………

Why no Security Council seat to India?

November 5, 2020 admin 0

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is generally at ease in the intricate art of global diplomacy. His speech at the UN General Assembly on the historic occasion of the world body’s 75th anniversary made the case for India playing a leading role in global affairs. “For how long will India be Read more ………

Taliban Mines Afghan Phone Data In Bid For Control

October 30, 2020 admin 0

Hamidullah, a young resident of the southeastern Afghan city of Ghazni, recently had a harrowing experience. While returning from a trip to the southern city of Kandahar this month, the Taliban stopped the bus he had taken for the 350-kilometer return journey. “A Taliban fighter asked me to hand over Read more ………

Pak: Entrenched Impunity In Killings Of Journalists

October 29, 2020 admin 0

Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Russia remain near the top on the list of countries where the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says “impunity” in cases of murdered journalists is “entrenched.” The New York-based watchdog’s 2020 Global Impunity Index highlighted a total of 12 countries where “journalists are singled out for murder Read more ………

Taliban Re-emerges In Its Former Pakistani Stronghold

October 27, 2020 admin 0

Years ago, Pakistan declared victory against the Taliban after large-scale military operations in a north-western mountainous region. But the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the formal name of the Pakistani Taliban’s umbrella organization, is now back in parts of Malakand Division, an administrative region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, where thousands were Read more ………