South Asia and Beyond

Will Pak Army Chief Bajwa Do More Than Sacrifice Shah

NEW DELHI: In a week that saw the fluttering to life of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), a political party that had been all but written off because of the indifferent health of its founder Nawaz Sharif, a rift out in the open between Pakistan and its long-time mentor Saudi Arabia could presage the end of […]Read More

U.S.-Taliban Deal: For All The Wrong Reasons… Or The Right

NEW DELHI: As U.S. troops marched into Kabul alongside the rag-tag militia of the Northern Alliance in 2001 and the Taliban melted away into the countryside, Afghan émigrés from across the world came flooding back into the city. Kabul Inter-Continental hotel was a hive of activity; the well-heeled, foreign-educated Afghan rubbing shoulders with powerful warlords […]Read More

The Quad In The Indian Ocean

NEW DELHI: Keep your friends close but your enemies closer. That old dictum may have to be completely revisited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after back to back visits of two world leaders to India this February. The first being Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka whom Delhi would like to qualify as […]Read More