J&K is an integral part of India and the law of the land must prevail. Security forces must enforce law and order stringently although excess use of force should be avoided -- but the separatists should not be allowed to disturb peace and tranquility in the state, writes Jai Kumar Verma for South Asia Monitor
Russian policy towards India has been the by-product of bilateral and geopolitical dynamics, becoming a bugbear for Indian foreign policy, writes Dr Bawa Singh for South Asia Monitor.
The army’s deployment can never be the solution to the Kashmir problem and must be viewed as a short-term strategy to give the government some breathing room to implement a long-term plan, writes Nishant Rajeev for South Asia Monitor.
CPEC could be a holy cow to some Pakistanis but to China it is an economic project with strategic and military significance. What one fears is that despite much hype and attraction, CPEC will prove to be a white elephant for Pakistan and it could prove to be Pakistan’s Waterloo, writes Shabir Choudhry for South Asia Monitor.
Sheikh Hasina's government has shown enormous courage in going ahead with the War Crimes Trials and the completion of this process will eventually prove to be an important chapter in the history of Bangladesh, writes S. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.
The heart cry of the Afghan-Indian minorities has not been heard. If the Amritsar Declaration could cover the many challenges being faced by the Heart of Asia region, including Afghanistan, then why could not the issues of Indian Afghan minorities, such as Sikhs and Hindus, become part of the same diplomatic process? asks Bawa Singh for South Asia Monitor.
The establishment of Pakistan Navy's special 'Task Force-88' (TF-88), announced on December 13, 2016, exclusively for maritime security of Gwadar port, has serious implications for the region, writes Mahendra Ved for South Asia Monitor.
There are ominous indications that Europe has already moved to the ideological right, threatening the integrity and future of the EU itself. If the founders of the EU and its liberal ideals also move to the far right in 2017, it could sound the death knell for cherished ideals of European integration, writes Bhaswati Mukherjee for South Asia Monitor.
Along with moral education, exemplary role models in the family, community and in the government can become the source of motivation for younger generation of Bangladesh against corruption, writes Kazi Mukitul for South Asia Monitor.
India remians the inflexible bête-noir for Pakistan, yet there are few books by Indian authors that have sought to interpret the prodigal neighbour in a holistic, informed and empathetic manner.
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