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Pakistan’s Water Woes and India Bashing:

Paper No. 5689                      Dated 25-Apr-2014

Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

A month ago, one of the water experts in Pakistan warned that the "most dreaded water scarcity ever" has at last hit the country. The warning came not too soon and the surprise if any is that the warning has come too late.

IP Gas Pipeline: A road to stability

Paper No. 5547                                         Dated 19-Aug-2013

Guest Column by Muhammad Nawaz Khan

Pakistan is facing an acute energy crisis and there is a huge gap in demand and supply. Pakistan, being an energy deficient country, is hugely suffering both economically and socially.

Can a Civil War in Afghanistan be Prevented?

Paper No. 5533                                       Dated 23-Jul-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

The clock on Afghanistan will not stop ticking to give extra time to the main stake holders to arrive at a reasonable conclusion.

Pak PM Nawaz Sharif under Multitasking

Paper No. 5507                                        Dated 13-Jun-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

Pakistan made history on May 05 when PML (N) leader Nawaz Sharif was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.  Sharif’s government took over from another democratic government led by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), which also created a record for being the first civilian government to have completed its full five year tenure. 

Can 1996 Repeat itself in Afghanistan?

Paper No. 5459                          Dated 13-Apr-2013

By B.Raman

As the US troops prepare to thin themselves out of Afghanistan starting from next year, India has to worry whether 1996 can repeat itself in Afghanistan, when the Taliban, with the help of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), captured power from the Afghan Mujahideen in Kabul and enforced its rule.

Will Pakistan Collapse?

Paper No. 5418                                     Dated 5-Mar-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

The fact that a civilian government in Pakistan is completing a full five-year tenure is a hopeful sign. There is another fact, which is worrying.  Army Chief Gen. Parvez Asfaq Kayani recently stated that the army will back peaceful elections and a civilian government.

Pakistan: An Evolving State

Paper No. 5414                                      Dated 3-Mar-2013

By B.Raman

In our preoccupation with the anti-India activities of the Pakistani jihadi organisations,  we should not overlook the positive factors that have brought a ray of hope not only to Pakistan, but to the region as a whole.

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