While playing the blame game and sullying the image of Pakistan, the Kabul government failed to realise that Pakistan had intertwined its own peace with that of Afghanistan
India is today the third largest investor in Britain, after the U.S. and France, but successful trade ties must be supplemented quickly by political engagement as well
Pakistan seems to be raising a calculated furore at a time when the MQM’s leaders are being investigated in the U.K. for possessing weapons and for money-laundering
Both sides should avoid proxy wars and casting blame upon each other, in order to make their bilateral relations friendly and cordial
If the purpose is just deterrence, then it is better to seek a balanced deterrent posture
India as a successful and tolerant democracy, and Sri Lanka at the cross roads to kick start its accountable democratic values must work towards promoting the principle of ‘India for Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka for India’. This must be stretched for the socio-economic benefit of both the countries.
By attacking parliament the Taliban have shown that the ostensibly gentle shape they displayed at the al-Khor, Qatar and Oslo, Norway conferences is but stolen to hide their vicious deceit
Of late, senior Indian and Pakistani politicians have been trading threats and accusations like Federer and Nadal exchanging ground-strokes from the baselines.
Take the name of New Delhi, Beijing comes along. If not in the same breath, by association of thoughts, for sure. You know only too well that each pair of bilateral relationship is distinct from another; but it cannot be put in an airtight compartment either. Nor is it desirable for a country like Bangladesh to fancy a straightjacket, especially in relation to two giant neighbours like India and China.
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.
The line that Mortimer Durand drew across a small map in 1893 has bled the Pashtun heart ever since. More than a century later both sides of that line remain restless. But the mystery behind what actually happened on 12 November 1893 has never ...
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