Archives India and Pakistan - New Eastern Outlook
22.11.2023 Bakhtiar Urusov

The United States behaves in Asia – on a foreign continent – as hosts, and not at all as guests, and is trying in every possible way to demonstrate this to all regional states, including those capable of laying claim to leadership there, such as China. In relation to India and Pakistan, Washington generally behaves like a colonialist. Pakistan is still outraged by the September visit of US Ambassador to the Islamic Republic Donald Bloom to Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), which the US side covered up as a study of the region’s resilience to climate change…

09.10.2023 Abbas Hashemite

Pakistan and India have always been competing with each other since their inception. The two countries took different paths to outdo each other after their independence. Pakistan joined the US bloc in the Cold War, while India opted to be a part of the Non-aligned Movement. Both countries have consistently been contesting for supremacy. This competition led to the nuclearization of South Asia as India developed nuclear weapons with a claim to create a balance of power with China. The former’s nuclear power frustrated Pakistan, and it also developed the nuclear weapon to ensure its sovereignty and integrity. Recently, India successfully landed the Chandrayaan-3 mission on the South Pole of the Moon…

25.08.2023 Vladimir Terehov

India and Pakistan, the two main countries of the “South Asia” sub-region, whose physical contours are quite conventional (as with any other “political” region’s geography), are gradually entering general parliamentary elections. And, while the time of their meeting in India is likely to occur in April-May of next year, the situation in Pakistan remains questionable, as detailed below. The main act in any “democratic” country’s process of forming power structures, general elections, is always a source of many types…

19.08.2023 Taut Bataut

Pakistan’s economy has experienced a severe downturn in the past year due to a combination of factors. Bad governance, IMF loans, the political instability, the trade imbalance, the devastating floods of 2022 in Pakistan, and the Russia-Ukraine crisis are some of the pivotal factors that have worsened inflation and unemployment in the country. Many industries have scaled down or terminated operations in the country, causing widespread unemployment. Inflation is projected to reach 33% by the end of the current fiscal year. Currently Pakistan imports far more…

09.05.2023 Vladimir Terehov
Unrest in South Asia

Yet another narrative on the situation in one of the key regions, where the current stage of the “Great World Game” is taking place in its most intense form, will start with (yet another) statement of the conventionality of the terminology used. By the way, let us note that varying degrees of conventionality are characteristic of almost all words that are present in descriptions of any aspect of human activity. In each case such terminology requires at least some explanation. What is “South Asia” and what does “unrest” mean? Let’s assume that the former is made up mostly of India and Pakistan. That is, the two de facto nuclear powers, whose relations…

09.03.2019 Salman Rafi Sheikh
While the recent Indo-Pak military stand-off did turn into actual hostilities and a small air-war as well, the way major powers---specifically, the U.S., Russia and China---responded to the crisis reveals how their respective responses not only reflected the existing geo-political…
15.05.2018 Vladimir Terehov

“In order to resolve the contradictions between India and Pakistan, one should learn the experience of Korean reconciliation”. Under such heading (with reference to Pakistani publications, the popular newspaper Indian Express commented on the latest events on the Korean peninsula...