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Pakistan: Time to stop banking on external powers, your problems are within

No longer can Pakistan continue to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds. It needs to resolve its own issues; no external power can assist it in its fight against religious obscurantism and terror, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini for South Asia Monitor.

International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh: Delivering justice and keeping radicalism at bay

The indictment and effective prosecution of the leaders of the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami for their involvement in perpetrating violence during the course of Bangladesh’s Liberation Struggle is not only delivering justice, but are also keeping extremism and radicalism at bay, writes Rupak Bhattacharjee for South Asia Monitor.

Great game encore: Power rivalries are playing out loud in Central Asia

As US and Russia move to tilt the balance of Central Asia in their favor,  the regional groupings and extra-regional alliances that these two countries are respectively leading will determine which way the landlocked republics of Central Asia will go, writes Anurag Tripathi for South Asia Monitor.

Obama's Nuclear Security Summit in times of terror

An assertion that could confidently be made about the Obama presidency is this: he would not order his strategic bombers to circle a hostile power as President Richard Nixon did nor would he wage a war impetuously like President George Bush Jr. did. Obama is simply too obsessed with his legacy to rush into wars, writes Amb. Rajiv Dogra for South Asia Monitor.

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India poised to join China as global leaders in renewables: Report

India is poised to join China as the two global leaders in the renewable energy technology-led transformation, a US-based research institute said.


India’s growth story is treading on thin ice

By all estimates, the Indian economy has entered a phase of recovery. After a period of subdued growth that was marred by a spate of disruptions, India has regained the fastest-growing major eco...