Having made their mark in international cricket, two players from the Afghan national cricket team have been plugged into a team that plays the pompous and exuberant Indian Premier League, writes Chayanika Saxena.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Israel later this year – a first by an Indian head of the government that comes 25 years after the two countries established full diplomatic ties. The visit, a long awaited one.
The Islamic State (IS) and its ideological affiliates in Pakistan have claimed responsibility for this attack and threatened that this is only the beginning of such an anti-Sufi /Shia campaign to exterminate the apostate – or ‘non-believer’ writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor.
India has cautioned against any slide back in the ongoing reform process in the United Nations Security Council writes Arul Louis
The successful launch of 104 satellites on a single rocket by the Indian Space Resarch Organisation (ISRO) on February 15 is a world record and Indian space scientists are to be commended for this accomplishment writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor.
The peace deal with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar demonstrates that peace is possible in Afghanistan, but the cost at which it comes might not be palatable to many, writes Chayanika Saxena.
China has yet again proved that it is indeed Pakistan’s ‘all weather friend’ by blocking a US-led proposal at the UN to brand Masood Azhar a global terrorist writes Namrata Hasija
It is a little over a fortnight since the assumption of office by US President Donald Trump on January 20 and in this brief period, the tweets and related statements from the White House have roiled the global political, strategic and economic domains in a visible manner, writes C.Uday Bhaskar.
What does the withdrawal of US from TPP mean for Asia-Pacific as a region?, writes Namrata Hasija
The "house arrest" of the JuD (Jamaat ud Dawa) leader Hafiz Saeed by police authorities in Lahore is proceeding along expected lines writes C Uday bhaskar
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 ...
What went wrong for the West in Afghanistan? Why couldn't a global coalition led by the world's preeminent military and economic power defeat "a bunch of farmers in plastic sandals on dirt bikes" in a conflict that outlasted b...
What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...
Some South African generals, allied with the British forces, sought segregation from the enlisted men, all blacks, after being taken prisoners of war. The surprised German commander told them firmly that they would have to share the same quarte...