Ajai Sahni on Canada and the Khalistani Movement
By Sudha Ramachandran
“The present ‘movement’ is diaspora-led, fed by the ISI and implicitly supported by some countries, most prominently Canada, for geostrategic reasons and domestic political imperatives.”
Climate Change and Poor Planning Combine in India’s Devastating Monsoon Season
By Sibi Arasu
The devastation of this year's monsoon season in India has been unusual, as the problem of climate change-boosted rain is worsened by unregulated development.
Opposition’s Mohamed Muizzu Wins Maldives’ Presidential Election
By Mimrah Abdul Ghafoor
In opposition, Muizzu was part of the “India Out” campaign. Will he take this forward as president?
Even Before the Latest Bombing, Mastung Was a Hotbed for Violent Insurgency
By Kiyya Baloch
There is a widespread belief in Balochistan that the authorities in Pakistan have deliberately allowed Islamic fundamentalism to flourish in the province in general – and in Mastung in particular.
Can Sri Lanka Afford to Go Green?
By Michael Iveson
Sri Lanka will not fulfill its renewable energy commitments under current economic conditions. But what if the government could simultaneously tackle its climate, energy, and debt crises?
Pakistan’s Outdated Counterterrorism Framework Requires Major Revamp
By Abdul Basit
Talks with the TTP, for example, allowed some factions to return to Pakistan and gain legitimacy as well.
Hasina, Macron Seal Deal on Aircraft that Bangladesh Doesn’t Need, Cannot Afford
By Zia Hassan
The French PM secured a lucrative contract for Airbus. In return, his lips will remain sealed on a likely undemocratic election.
India’s Stake in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
By Seamus Duffy
Armenia is a crucial player in the planned International North-South Transportation Corridor. Its defeat will require India to adjust its strategy for the South Caucasus.
Russia Hosts Taliban for Talks on Regional Threats and Says It Will Keep Funding Afghanistan
By Associated Press
The talks in the Russian city of Kazan came as Moscow is trying to maintain its influence in Central Asia even as it wages war on Ukraine.
Myths and Realities of ‘Gender Apartheid’ in Afghanistan Under the Taliban
By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
Can U.N. efforts ever work to reverse the policies of the Taliban?
Dozens Dead in Bomb Attack in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province
By Abdul Sattar
The bomb ripped through a crowd of 500 people who had gathered at a mosque for a procession to celebrate the Prophet’s birthday.
Wind Is Back in the Sails of India’s Congress Party
By Kavita Chowdhury
Over the past decade, the party seemed like a rudderless ship. That has changed. There is a new-found aggression in the party.