पाकिस्तान- पश्तून आन्दोलन का महत्त्व

पाकिस्तान की राजधानी इस्लामाबाद ने पिछले कुछ वर्षों में कई विरोध और धरना प्रदर्शन देखे है। परन

Commentary: The Tapi Pipeline: Economics vs Politics

In February 2018, leaders from Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India inaugurated the 1700 km Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline. Functions were held in Serhetabat and Herat with the leaders expressing hope that trade and

Commentary: Pakistan - Significance of Pashtun Protests

Pakistan’s capital Islamabad has seen many dharnas and protests in the last few years. However, perhaps for the first time it was witness to a 10-day sit-in (01-10 February 2018) by about 5000 Pashtuns largely from the Federally Administered Tribal

Pakistan: A Dangerous Divide

The civil-military tug of war in Pakistan has masked what could be an even more dangerous divide in the polity. This is the growing alienation among Pakhtuns in Pakistan during the last few years, culminating in the recent racial profiling of the com

मोदी सरकार की पाकिस्तान नीति के दो वर्ष – समीक्षा

प्रधानमंत्री मोदी के नेतृत्व वाली सरकार के दो वर्ष 25 मई, 2016 को पूरे हो गए और इस बात की पड़ताल करने क

Two Years of The Modi Government’s Pakistan Policy - A Review

With the PM Modi-led government completing two years in office on May 25, 2016, this is a good time to examine how successful its Pakistan policy has been, the challenges it faces in dealing with Pakistan and the prospects of the bilateral relationsh

Indo-Pak Dialogue - Who Pulled The Plug?

Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi, Abdul Basit’s April 7, 2016 reply to a question regarding the meeting of the Foreign Secretaries that, "There is no meeting scheduled for now. I think at present the peace process is suspended", has led to a

Pak-Bangladesh Diplomatic Spat: Tip of the Iceberg

Recent months have seen Pakistan and Bangladesh expelling each other’s diplomats and ‘summoning’ each other’s envoys to lodge ‘strong’ protests. The expulsions and ‘summoning’ are just the tip of the iceberg, reflective of a deeper ma

Pakistan and The Saudi-Iran Face-Off

Pakistan’s diplomatic plate is full. The skill of its leadership and diplomats is being tested as they negotiate an unfolding regional situation. There are at least four key external issues that require immediate attention: to keep the Indo-Pak pea

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