After a long period in which corruption garnered little public or political interest—it was considered an occasional blemish on a fundamentally sound system—corruption is becoming a topic of high-level interest.
The success of the Urumqi meeting between the representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban, also attended by Chinese and Pakistanis, is doubtful. The role of Pakistan in the organization of the meeting is the most controversial issue.
There is increasing evidence that corruption undermined the international mission in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to New Delhi offers an opportunity for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to recalibrate India’s Afghan policy toward greater realism and more modest goals.
Islamabad’s efforts to combat terrorism are vital for both domestic security and regional stability.
Chinese President Xi’s travel to Islamabad, coming three weeks before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China, raises interesting questions about New Delhi’s changing approach towards Beijing.
There is a lot to unpack in terms of how New Delhi and Washington each views Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s upcoming visit to India will not resemble those of his predecessor. In contrast to Hamid Karzai, the new Afghan president does not seem to have the image of a great friend of India.
In his first visit to Washington since taking over as the U.S. ambassador to India, Ambassador Richard Verma discussed how the bilateral strategic partnership has moved into a new “strategic plus” phase, and what must be done to sustain the momentum that is transforming and deepening the two countries’ ties.
India’s latest budget has generated huge interest in its ability to set the country on a path of sustained and rapid growth.