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  • Afghanistan – the Next Decade

    Afghanistan / Afghanistan – the Next Decade

    The question is, how long can the US survive in Afghanistan. This essay will also endeavor to reassess the geopolitical imagination that enshrouds Afghanistan with negatives like its having a ‘cursed geography’ or its being ‘unable to become a nation-state because of its strong ethno-nationalisms’ and to demystify its real standing in the global arena.

  • Iran – Geopolitical Phantasm

    Asia/Pacific / Iran – Geopolitical Phantasm

    Iran’s foreign policy, though opportunistic and intrusive, has been neatly played by them. Iran, being a sole flag-bearer of Shia Islam, has for once shown its ability to lead and change the page of history to its liking. Yet, Iran might just be making the wrong move now by playing the same foul game... that has failed humanity bitterly.

  •  Kashmir - the Historical Context

    Kashmir / Kashmir - the Historical Context

    The Quaid had visited Kashmir in 1926, 1929, 1936 and 1944; the Quaid knew that the political awakening of this undermined people was not going to be easy, especially under the strict Dogra Raj.

  • How to End Insurgency in Kashmir

    Kashmir / How to End Insurgency in Kashmir

    Indian failure to confront the issue of insurgency in Kashmir has eventually aggravated the issue, making what might be called an insurgency in 1947 into a freedom movement, more deep rooted in the hearts and minds of the people of Kashmir with every passing year and decade.

  • Winds Change - Washington to Delhi to Kabul

    India / Winds Change - Washington to Delhi to Kabul

    The Afghan elections thus serve to keep the divide and instability permanent, which helps exclude the Zero Option and necessitates the need for the Northern Alliance to strengthen its ties with Iran.