The dichotomy in Bangladesh: Democracy or development

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

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India calibrates military muscle with nuanced diplomacy

While India has indicated it will give China whatever time it takes, it has also nuanced its position, telling both the US and China that the onus of ensuring that Pakistan has taken “credible, verifiable action against terrorists on the ground” would be on them and they would have to hold Islamabad accountable, writes Nilova Roy Chaudhury for South Asia Monitor

The radicalization of Pakistan has blurred state and non-state lines

Zia-ul-Haq institutionalized radicalization in Pakistan, assiduously preparing the whole population, particularly youth, for jihad, writes P. C. Katoch for South Asia Monitor    

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

Why South Korea matters to India

An admirer of South Korea, PM Modi has always believed that "for India's growth, Korea's model is probably the most exemplary, and that Korea's progress is a source of inspiration for India", writes Amb. Vishnu Prakash (retd.) for South Asia Monitor 

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