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Pakistan: Soft Coup Appears Imminent

January 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Analysis

No democratic government has survived the full term in Pakistan. Something which the Pakistan Army takes great pride in having ruled Pakistan for half of its existence directly and the rest indirectly. In the worst face off between the civil government and the military, both of which are suffering legitimacy crisis in Pakistan, the scales […]

Kashmir 2011: The Turning Point

December 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Analysis, internal security

Editor’s Note: Kashmir has reached a turning point because of the dint of hard work by leaders and people operating to make Kashmir safe. Personalities are important but secondary to the doctrines and people friendly strategies they have implemented. These strategies need to be evolved further by all stakeholders to make Kashmir what it is […]

AFSPA – The Larger Picture

November 16, 2011 by  
Filed under internal security

Pakistan, therefore, is using the current period to consolidate by silently building constituency for a popular support base. Currently it finds violence counter productive to its overall aim as it would suck away its Afghan resources and make it fight two proxy wars to its east and west.

Water For Peace

September 2, 2010 by  
Filed under geopolitics

Analysts are an intriguing lot. They want to analyse, dissect and lay bare all aspects of an issue till the issue pleads for mercy. Indus Waters are one such issue which analysts are very fond of raking up as it attracts eyeballs being an Indo Pak affair. More so, the floods have focussed attention of […]

Politics of Pakistan Floods

August 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Analysis, geopolitics, war on terror

This is a satellite picture of the devastating path of the Indus that has rendered 4 million homeless and affected 20 million. This NY Times imagery gives a bird’s eye view of the extent of the calamity. Putting the pieces of this devastation back would be a herculean task for any government. Especially a government […]

SAARC 2010 – Towards Mutual Disagreements

April 26, 2010 by  
Filed under foreign policy, geopolitics

The 16th SAARC summit has arrived with India exhorting member states to adopt a futuristic agenda in its 25th year. The theme is “Towards a Green and Happy South Asia.” The summit is likely to come up with declarations on trade and a green South Asia amongst host of other mutual and bilateral issues. China […]