By narrowing the space for dissent and dichotomizing values, the ruling Awami League has effectively defanged the opposition, media as well as ordinary people writes Rishija Singh for South Asia Monitor
China’s hunt for energy resources has driven it far and wide, into the continents of Africa and Latin America; and its hunt for a place at the negotiating forums of the world polity, without alarming the powers that matter writes Obja Borah Hazarika
India and Pakistan have completed two rounds of their “resumed dialogue process” that was reviewed recently by External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar in Islamabad writes Shubha Singh
Rimsha Masih, the 14 year old Christian girl charged with blasphemy in Pakistan last month, must have felt some respite in the early hours of September 2, when the Islamabad police arrested Imam Khalid Jadoon Chishti writes Gayathri Sreedharan
UN Security Council undermining General Assembly's authority: India
While criticising the UN Security Council for “undermining” the authority of the General Assembly, India has said that the 193-member body has to assume some of the blame because of its focus on procedures rather than substantive matters.
China's protection of terrorist Masood Azhar ensures peace for its CPEC
China has a clear strategic vision and its intent and policy are in complete sync with its global interests. It is clear that China is using its diplomatic lever to act against India's interests, as Pakistan has requested, in pursuance of their joint strategic objectives, writes Brig Anil Gupta (retd.) for South Asia Monitor