As Indian President Ram Nath Kovind makes a state visit to Australia November 21, it should be remembered that no relationship can be crafted if it does not matter in their own right. Till Canberra recognizes this, we would remain trapped in the cauldron that the 3Cs (cricket-curry-Commonwealth) represent, writes Amb Amit Dasgupta (retd.) for South Asia Monitor
From Malaysia, Bangladesh must learn that it needs long term political and social harmony to develop. Lack of political and social harmony causes state institutions not to function properly , writes Minhazur Rahman Rezvi for South Asia Monitor
Assisting this small island nation out of debt and boosting its GDP growth will also contribute to strengthening India’s ‘neighborhood first’ policy and, in turn, solidify India’s security strategies, write Srimal Fernando and Megha Gupta for South Asia Monitor
The complex insurgent Maoist problem can be dealt with by the right proportion of security, ceasefire and hard developmental approaches. The involvement of civil society, academic researchers in understanding and approaching the problem is important, writes Mathew Simon for South Asia Monitor
Behind this phenomenal rise of Imran Khan in politics is the hand of the Pakistan army which has, since the creation of Pakistan in 1947, played a pivotal and dark role in the making and unmaking of successive governments in the country, writes Syed Badrul Ahsan for South Asia Monitor
The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union , and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, Tuesday adopted a Joint Communication that sets out the EU's vision for a strategy to strengthen cooperation and the partnership with India.