How 2019 is likely to be, in terms of ongoing conflicts and peace processes in South Asia? Will the region be peaceful in 2019 when compared to 2018?
Will the latest UN report and other reports (past and present) ensure accountability for the perpetrators...READ MORE
The earlier approaches of “resolve Kashmir”, leading to a top-down political process have...READ MORE
Those who would like to reshape the Afghan policy and willing to walk the Afghan talk within Pakistan...READ MORE
What is Peace? How to achieve it?
Peace in South Asia is defined more as "absence of violence". Hence the predominant approach is to bring the violence to an end, as a part of pursuing peace. End of an "armed" conflict or the disappearance/decline of a militant group is equated as the "return of normalcy".
While violence and the intensity of armed conflict are variables, they cannot be seen as sole factors in defining peace. It is easier to arrest violence in a conflict situation, but converting the same into a proactive peace has been a challenge in South Asia.
What specific measures need to be taken to achieve positive peace? How to convert a "post-violence" society into a "post-conflict" one? More importantly, how to prevent the recurrence of violence and conflicts in the same society?
What measures to pursue to walk the last mile in South Asia?
South Asia is unique in managing its waters and the conflicts arising over its sharing. No other region in the world has as many conflicts over water as South Asia has – both at the bilateral levels and domestically within provinces.
It is ironic that the rivers that gave an identity and name to many civilizations and communities within the region have today become bones of contention.
How to address the water conflicts?
How to ensure, that the region moves from the existing confrontational stage to the next one, where they collaborate to harness and make maximum use of available waters? How to ensure rivers become bridges and connectors, instead of being a source of conflict? Finally, how to create “water communities” in South Asia, cutting across provincial and national boundaries?
The above three questions will be the primary focus of CR’s focus on waters.
Talat Masood, "India’s hawkish posture", The Express Tribune, 18 January 2018
"Terms of endearment", The Indian Express, 17 January 2018
Ram Madhav, "The hesitations of history", The Indian Express, 17 January 2018
Jammu & Kashmir
"Rawat right on J&K: Can’t ignore ‘politics’", The Asian Age, 16 January 2018
India and Israel and Middle East
C. Raja Mohan, "Raja Mandala: The art of balance", The Indian Express, 16 January 2018
Herb Keinon, "Bibi doctrine and why India visit is important for Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu", The Hindustan Times, 15 January 2018
"PM announces to abolish quota system in public service", The Daily Star, 11 April 2018
"Students cripple Dhaka demanding quota reform", The Daily Star, 11 April 2018
"Minor critically hurt in Gaighat bomb blast", The Himalayan Times, 11 April 2018
"Cheers and jeers as lawmaker freed", Maldives Independent, 28 March 2018
"Maldives state of emergency lifted", Maldives Independent, 22 March 2018
"Maldives government has ‘entered its death spiral’", Maldives Independent, 17 March 2018
We love our followers. Subscribe for Monthly CR Newsletter.