Category: World Opinion

Donald Trump and BJP hawks: Birds of a feather?

By Amulya Ganguli The similarities between the views of Donald Trump, the Republican Party hopeful in the US presidential campaign, and the BJP hawks in India are too...

Secret EU plan to deport 80,000 afghans

By Mathew Holehouse: More than 80,000 Afghans will need to be deported from Europe “in the near future” under a secret EU plan, amid warnings of a new influx as...

US heading for dangerous showdown with China

BY David Irnatius The Obama administration is moving toward what could be a dangerous showdown with China over the South China Sea. The confrontation has been building...

India Vs Pak: When cricket ceases to be a sport

BY SUHAIL AHMAD It’s a big day today. Everyone is excited about the India versus Pakistan T20 match to be played at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Kashmiris are...

A New Maritime Balance in Indo-Pacific Region

Recently it was reported in sections of the media that the United States and India have held talks about conducting joint naval patrols that could possibly include the...

Afghan peace talks: Pakistan’s credibility on the line

The next round of four-party talks to be held in Islamabad on Monday could well be the last if Pakistan fails to deliver the Taliban to the table. According to a...

Economic growth after Arab Spring

Five years after the so-called Arab Spring uprisings began, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia have achieved reasonable levels of political stability. Yet economic...

The US-Russia-Iran ‘Plan B’ for Syria

After Iraq, which is a de facto divided country, Syria is fast approaching the point of no return. Notwithstanding the partial ceasefire that seems to be holding at...

‘Nationalism does not allow the Hindu in India to claim primacy’

A widely respected public intellectual, Romila Thapar has groomed generations of students in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), and earlier in Delhi University. Frank in...

A viable Kashmir Policy?

This article takes further and examines the merits of the views expressed by Director General Strategic Studies Institute and MNA Dr. Shireen M Mazari, published in The...