10 Latest Posts from our SOUTH ASIA POLITICS blog

  • [Dr George Varughese and Iain Payne] The continued failure to invest in judiciary undermines the transformational project embarked upon by the 2015 Constitution.
  • [Garima Sahdev and Geethanjali Nataraj] While the spirit of multilateralism is at an all-time low in the SAARC, there is a deeper understanding among its members of the significance of intra-regional connectivity to fulfill their development aspirations. But the sub-regional approach cuts war-torn Afghanistan loose from the fruits of regional connectivity and development.
  • [Asma Masood] Is it not time once again, Ms. Suu Kyi, to sing the tunes of Myanmar’s democratic spirit?
  • [Dr Pankaj Jha] The idea of an Asian Quad – comprising of Japan, India, Vietnam and Indonesia – would help to narrow the growing mistrust between China and the US, and would create an edifice acceptable to both. Hence, these two major powers need to subscribe to this idea of an Asian Quad.
  • [Usman Ali Khan] If India is considered as the potential candidate for the Nuclear Suppliers Group, Pakistan’s candidacy too should be taken into consideration in order to create a stable regional environment in South Asia.
  • [Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra] Mutual suspicions would dictate relations between China and India for a long time to come.
  • [Conn M. Hallinan] From what direction on the Compass Rose the winds out of Washington will blow is hardly clear, but increasingly a number of countries are charting a course of their own.
  • [Manish Rai] The ethnic and sectarian imbalance within the Afghan national military creates misunderstanding and mistrust among different ethnic and sectarian groups towards the army, making it look like a foreign force.
  • [Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra] The Indo-US strategic relations may not be as promising as some leaders and scholars from both sides epitomize such as natural allies or defining partners, but the history suggests the relations will not decline rather will witness a steady rise.
  • [Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra] Despite India’s long-standing fear of internationalization of the Kashmir issue, the new UN report falls squarely with the Pakistani attempt at internationalizing the issue.