Southern Asia

India Pakistan Detente Can Transform Eurasia,...

4534534352In recent months, India’s dynamic new president Narendra Modi and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have opened first tentative steps in the direction of resolving some 70 years of border tensions. Were the two great Eurasian nations to come…

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe Visits Ind...

20140901_JAPAN-INDIA_01_620_415_100An official visit of Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe to India on December 11-13 and his talks with his colleague Narendra Modi are said to be one of the three landmark events of the outgoing year, which have been shaping the political situation…

China and India in the New Global Political G...

345345444The shifting of the world economic and political centers of gravity from the Euro-Atlantic to the Asia-Pacific region has been a long process resulting in the emergence of such Asian countries as China, Japan and India as the core global players. Their…

Pakistan and the Imperial Ambitions of the Un...

79867843In the last two decades, the world has had a chance to see what tragedies and absurdities can be instigated by the imperial ambitions of Washington and the connivance of the international community. It was the White House’s desire to expand its political…

Sri Lanka: The Long Way to Recovery

23095444On September 16, 2015 the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) finally published its report on the agencies investigation into the 2002 – 2011 civil war in Sri Lanka. The report documents abuses committed by all sides during…

Who Rules Pakistan?

45345435The question of who rules Pakistan: a parliamentary democracy or the army, has always interested observers both inside the country and abroad. In August, the Pakistani media was again flooded with publications about the military’s imminent rise to power in…

Narendra Modi and Oceania

narendr87797Why did N. Modi invite the leaders of the Pacific island countries to the “pink” city of Jaipur? The answer is both simple and complicated. At first glance it may seem that the Indian Prime Minister, who met with the participants of the second Summit of the Forum…

Pakistan – Iran: a Betrayal of National...

872223The lifting of sanctions from Iran was the latest challenge for the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Navaz Sharif, after the signing by Tehran on July...

Pakistan and Afghani Refugees

503f137c6The problem of Afghan refugees in Pakistan has lasted for several decades. For the first time, world media started talking loudly about three million Afghans who passed through the Hindu Kush to the territory of Pakistan in the early 1980s. In those years, Soviet troops were…

Negotiations Between Kabul and the Afghan Tal...

345345223333At the beginning of July 2015, Pakistan hosted a meeting of representatives of the Afghan Government and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan, as part of the commitments to support the Afghan peace and reconciliation process headed by Afghanistan...

Pakistan – Afghanistan: the End of the “Honey...

pa35345345345The honeymoon between Afghanistan and Pakistan has ended,” according to a Pakistani journalist, who spoke those words at a briefing in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad shortly after a terrorist attack on the Afghan parliament building. The events of…

India: The Revolution You Didn’t Hear About

aam-aadmiThe municipal elections in Delhi, capital of India, on February 7th raised interest in a few journals but not nearly as much as they should have done. There is a reason for this. Many countries are struggling to cope with non-traditional parties challenging…


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