Indian Subcontinent

Modi's Victory and the BJP's Future

 Narendra Modi

Will Modi Remake the Party?
By Milan Vaishnav

There are victories, and then there are victories. Last weekend’s electoral triumph by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the pivotal north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) is of the latter sort. In an outcome that shocked analysts, political rivals, and even some on the winning side, an alliance led by BJP Prime Minister Narendra Modi won 325 out of 403 seats on offer in the state assembly, a humiliating defeat for opposition forces. In the four other states that also went to polls, the BJP is set to form governments in as many as three.

‘’Pakistan’s skewed ‘war on terror’ reflects bigger problems’’

Elimination of terror

Author : Salman Rafi

A massive anti-terror operation called “Radd-ul-Fassad” (Elimination of terror) has been launched in Pakistan’s most populated province, Punjab, as part of the country’s latest bid to wipe out the so-called “urban terrorism” and terror groups that, according to the official narrative, continue to receive “foreign support” both in terms of financial funding and territorial sanctuaries. 

Why the World Needs to Watch the India-Pakistan Nuclear Standoff

India-Pakistan Nuclear Standoff


Michael Krepon

Pakistan creates tension with India by ignoring its own problems.

Nuclear dangers are growing in five different regions. The least noticed is South Asia. New Delhi has not been able to figure out how to deal with militant groups that enjoy safe havens in Pakistan. So far, India’s options have been to do nothing after attacks or execute war plans that invite mushroom clouds. 

Under Erdogan, Turkey Is Going the Way Pakistan Did With Zia-Ul-Haq

Zia-Ul-Haq

BY ASIM ALI 
Turkey’s is in a downward spiral. The sweeping crackdowns and increased religious polarisation will feed resentment and hatred, which in turn will to lead to more violence and subsequently further crackdowns.

Kashmir again on the boil

Kashmir unrest


The Japan Times

Kashmir is again engulfed in violence. Over the summer, mass protests have demonstrated widespread public disaffection with Indian rule over the disputed territory. In mid-September, an attack by militants against an Indian Army camp claimed 18 lives; the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi blamed Pakistan for being behind the attack, a charge that Pakistan has denied. 

What's Next for India, Pakistan and Kashmir

Kashmir resurgency

Stratfor Middle East Analyst Emily Hawthorne and South Asia Analyst Faisel Pervaiz discuss India and Pakistan's current dispute over Kashmir.

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