Commentaries & Articles
Bangladesh FM’s Delhi Visit: Can India help?

The first overseas visit of the Bangladesh Foreign Minister, AK Abdul Momen to India during 7-9 February 2019 was important for a variety of reasons. The visit was more than validation of the existing strength of the bilateral relations, it was also ....

अमेरिका फर्स्ट: ट्रंप की विदेश नीति

हाल की कई घटनाओं ने राष्ट्रपति डॉनल्ड ट्रंप की ‘अमेरिका फर्स्ट’ नीति के असली चेहरे को सामने ला ....

By discussing retribution for Pulwama, the element of surprise is lost

When a nation virtually announces that it is going to do something in reprisal it compromises one of the basic principles of war — surprise. It is patient and planned operations that will hobble Pakistan. The Pulwama incident has created a natio....

Imran Khan's Pulwama Statement: Indecent and Insensitive

Imran Khan's brief televised address on 19th February 2019 on the Pulwama terror attack provides an invaluable insight into his persona. It reveals a leader short on common decency and sensitivity, devoid of statesmanship and gravitas, and completely....

Pulwama, Imran Khan’s ‘Naya Pakistan’ and Pakistan’s ‘New Mind-Set’

The Pulwama attack has to be seen against the background of events in the wider region. On 13th February, a suicide attack on killed 27 Iranian soldiers in Sistan Balochistan province of Iran. The Iranian National Guards Corps (IRGC) ground forces c....

Surrenders Cripple India’s Maoists

Surrender causes huge damage to Naxalites of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) or CPI-M. Possibly, the impact is greater when a person ranking high in the hierarchy of the rebels surrenders. On February 11, 2019, a Central Committee member (C....

The Asian Venture – Visit of Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS) is on his Asian tour starting with Islamabad. Saudi Arabia has been a major benefactor of Pakistan and once again being driven by Pakistan PM Imran Khan he even declared himself to be the Ambassa....

India's Response to the Pulwama Bombing

The 14 February Pulwama suicide bombing resulting in the death of about 40 CRPF personnel is the latest in an incessant series of horrific Pakistan terror attacks on India starting with its 1947 action in Kashmir and inter alia including Operation Gi....

FATF and Pakistan

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), set up in 1989 following a G-7 resolution, provides the international standards for anti-money laundering and combatting terrorist financing (AML/CFT). An Inter-governmental organisation with 38 members and two....

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