South Asia

Women Representation in Politics Merely Tokenism in Nepal

Nepal, a country where decades ago practiced “Sati”, a culture which forced women to jump into the funeral pyre of their deceased husbands, now ranks number one...
MQ-9 Guardian

The Increasing Significance of Anti-drone Technology for Pakistan

On June 5, the Pakistan Army shot down an Indian spy drone that violated Pakistan’s airspace by intruding 500 meters inside Pakistan’s side of...

Running an Emirate in Afghanistan

This comes in the wake of ghastly attack in Dasht-e-Barchi area of Kabul two weeks ago, a cold-blooded attempt to convert a maternity ward...

Scrapping of Labor Laws Won’t Solve India’s Unemployment Problem

With the ongoing lockdown since March 24th, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, India’s economy is seeing a deep slump for the upcoming years. To tackle...

India’s Strategic Dilemma: Engagement or Disengagement with the Taliban

India's unwillingness to engage in peace talks with the Taliban when other regional and global actors are actively dealing with the insurgents in the...
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi

The Perception of India Under Narendra Modi: The National-International Convolution

The national elections in 2014 and 2019 underlined a key feature of the evolving Indian political system -- absolute majority over coalition governments. Bewildered...

Gilgit-Baltistan Elections: A Reason Behind Continuous Friction in the Status of Kashmir

In a recent development, the Pakistani Supreme Court on April 30, allowed its government to conduct upcoming general elections and set up a caretaker...
Afghan refugee

Afghan Refugees in India in the Time of Coronavirus

The lockdown in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic has put all of us at risk in terms of financial, mental and physical health. However,...
NATO troops returning to base in Afghanistan

Jittery NATO in Afghanistan: A Reluctant and Discordant Coalition Partner, Part 7

In this last analysis among a seven-part study on Afghanistan, Adnan Qaiser, with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy, examines...