South Asia Archive

Water Security in South Asia: Revisiting the Indus Water Treaty – by Abdul Samad:   In what has been predominantly a climate of belligerence and hostility between India and Pakistan over the past six decades, the Indus Water Treaty is one of the few instances where both countries have cooperated in a matter
India offers Pakistan electricity and economic-centric foreign policy: My Editorial published in the Daily Mashriq بھارت نے پاکستان میں جاری توانائی کے بحران کو فوری طور پر حل کرنے کے لیے 5ہزار میگاواٹ بجلی روزانہ کی بنیاد پر فراہم کرنے کی پیشکش کی ہے۔ بجلی کی یہ
America’s pacific century – by Hillary Clinton: The future of politics will be decided in Asia, not Afghanistan or Iraq, and the United States will be right at the center of the action. As the war in Iraq winds down and America begins to withdraw its
Military as an obstacle -by S. Akbar Zaidi: ACADEMICS who work on the political economy of Pakistan have no doubt in their minds that Pakistan’s military, primarily its army, remains the dominant power in any equation regarding the distribution and use of power and force in Pakistan.
Joint Statement by S.M. Krishna and Hina Rabbani Khar: Joint Statement following meeting between the Minister of External Affairs of India and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan July 27, 2011 The Minister of External Affairs of India, H.E. S.M. Krishna and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of
Comparing ASEAN and SAARC -by Khaled Ahmed: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was founded in 1967 and it has just announced that by 2015 the states included in it will have become a single market like the European Union (EU). Asean already trades 25
On Salmaan Taseer’s murder: We, the South Asian people, will never let religious fanatics to decide the destiny of future generations – by Dhirendra Sharma: The Governor of Punjab in Pakistan, Salmaan Taseer, was assassinated by a policeman who fired twenty seven bullets before surrendering himself with a sinister smile to a dozen security policemen around him. The bodyguard was assigned to protect him
Beyond nation states: Union of South and Central Asia (USCA) – by Shiraz Paracha: The death and destruction in name of nation state has taught the West to discard the narrow concept of nation state, however, in some parts of the world, the West is encouraging separatist movements and ethnic groups which aspire
SAFMA hosts seminar on Pakistan-India relations: The South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) organised a seminar titled ‘Pakistan in a South Asian Context’ in connection with Independence Day at a local hotel on Friday. Experts from India and Pakistan spoke on the occasion and expressed
Fighting terror in South Asia – By Kuldip Nayar: “THERE is no terror, Cassius, in your threats,” Julius Caesar tells him. Pakistan could have told India the same thing at the meeting of the joint anti-terror mechanism: recent bomb blasts at Malegaon and Modasa were not the doing