South Asia

Forces Regrouped in World Politics?

The BRICS summit will convene in China’s Sanya beach resort on April 14.For the first time in the alliance’s relatively short history, South Africa will participate in the forum as a member along with Brazil, Russia, India, and China, while the disquieting political settings of the early 2011 reinforce the […]

Cablegate and South Asia Politics

Aurobinda MАHAPATRA (India) The recent leaks by the whistle blower website Wikileaks indicate the surreptitious nature of diplomacy which can have wider consequences. Reportedly, out of 251,287 cables that are with WikiLeaks, 3,038 originated from the US embassy in New Delhi.The leaks, despite throwing light on complex politics of South […]

Pak-Afghan Trade Transit

Ashfak Cyal (Pakistan) Introduction Pakistan and Afghanistan finally concluded trade Transit agreement. According to the agreement Pakistan would allow Afghanistan to trade with India through Wagha border but same facility will not be enjoyed by India as Pakistan showed reservation that India might influence in the region and maintained that […]

Time to Gather Stones

Andrei VOLODIN (Russia) The deepening crisis in countries in Southern Europe (Greece, Portugal, Spain and, perhaps, Italy), the political stalemate in Britain requiring drastic decisions (the pressing need to revise the electoral system of the relative majority), the revival of destructive processes in post-Soviet space (the de facto collapse of […]