South Asia

Bhasha Dam: A Tomb Stone of Gilgit-Baltistan’s Aspirations

January 31, 2009

This year Pakistan is facing an acute water shortage and the shortage during the current Rabi crop is estimated to be around 35 to 40 per cent, which will adversely affect the wheat output, critical f

Violence in Pakistan: Trend Analysis December 2008

January 31, 2009

Amidst apprehensions of a conflict between India and Pakistan after attacks on Mumbai on 26 November, as Pakistani security forces ostensibly diverted their attention from the Western to the Eastern b

Indus Water Treaty: Zardari ups the ante on Water Issues

January 30, 2009

In an article published by Washington Post on January 28, 2009, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari hinted that Pakistan regards water as a major issue in bilateral relations with India.

Will The Fall Of Killinochchi End Ethnic Crisis In Sri Lanka?

January 12, 2009

After nearly four months of intense conflict, the Sri Lankan military has finally taken control of Killinochchi, a key northern Sri Lankan town and the de facto capital of the Liberation Tigers of Tam

Towards Better India-Bangladesh relations

January 9, 2009

The landslide victory of the Awami League led by Sheikh Hasina in the December 29, 2008 parliamentary elections ended the two-year old political uncertainty in Bangladesh and marks the return of a dem

Pakistan’s Accountability and International Obligations

January 6, 2009

Undoubtedly, the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks was an international tragedy.

Involvement of Major Powers in Nepal Since the 1990s: Implications for India

January 2009

Nepal being a poor landlocked country with a fragile and unstable political system, major external powers providing aid and assistance to Nepal tend to carry an influence on domestic politics, foreign

Making of the New Afghan National Army: Challenges and Prospects

January 2009

The paper attempts to examine diverse challenges to the making of the new Afghan National Army (ANA), and its future prospects.

‘Transformational Elections’ in Bangladesh

December 29, 2008

As Bangladesh is holding its most closely watched general elections, the apprehension remains whether democracy would prevail in the country.

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