Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Anand Kumar’s article on recent developments in India-Pakistan relations, titled ‘India-Pak ties: We need to act more, talk less’ was published in The Tribune on September 29, 2016.
The sensational attack in the Dhaka café may have been intended to either cause international opinion to put pressure on the Hasina government to go for early election or incite the Army to take over political power.
A comprehensive approach is needed to deal with the problem of illegal migration from Bangladesh. All the affected states would have to adopt a uniform policy, in the absence of which any amount of effort is bound to deliver only partial results.
Maldives is the smallest country of South Asia. But its significance is no less because of its crucial geo-strategic location in the Indian Ocean. It sits astride on major sea lanes of communications (SLOCs). However, the crucial geo-strategic location of the Maldives has also caused problems for the country as it has aroused interests of major world powers.
Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Anand Kumar’s article on war crimes trial in Bangladesh, titled ‘War crimes trial in Bangladesh: Pakistan stands exposed’ was published in South Asia Monitor, on December 25, 2015.