The situation started to change after the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Indian security agencies recognized the vulnerability of its coastline and significance of developing ties with Gulf countries for preventing future incursions. Saudi Arabia, facing internal security challenges from Islamist terrorist cells, came across as a willing partner, writes Md. Muddassir Quamar 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
For creating an ecologically-friendly environment in Pakistan
Unchecked urbanisation, overpopulation, tap water mixed with sewage water, raw industrial domestic effluents going straight into River Ravi without any cleansing process. Depleting ground water without adequate recharge of ground aquifers.