When Nawaz Sharif took oath as Prime Minister for the third time, he turned a chapter in Pakistan’s political history.
It feels like yesterday when everything looked hunky-dory for Recep Erdogan's Turkey.
Most contemporary research on China and India is focused on the 1962 conflict and its aftermath, or on the strategic and foreign policy issues in Sino-Indian relations. Few are aware of the substantial late 19th and early 20th century interactions between the two nations.
With global diplomacy playing its part and an army showing signs of resilience, the Assad regime in Syria seems to be regaining its composure once again, says Saurabh Kumar Shahi
Imran Khan has continued doing what he has basically done in his 17 years of political life - give simple, stupid solutions to complex problems. Meanwhile, a generation that could buy his message has taken shape, says Saurabh Kumar Shahi
A well-prepared China is testing Indian nerves on the border after widening the gap in military capability and economic strength, writes Mayank Singh
The culture of arresting and torturing political prisoners in Pakistan, something that has continued with a certain impunity, has left a deep impact on the psyche of the nation, says Shahid Husain
This was supposed to be an easy victory. But when it came, it turned out to be a bitterly contested one. One that brought in its share of worries and introspection.
While Zardari's PPP has had a very hard time convincing the people of Pakistan on the governance front, the Sharif brothers have woken up from their stupor to mend their bastion, Says Saurabh Kumar Shahi
A couple of weeks ago, the Palais des Nations in Geneva, which is no stranger to diplomatic dramas, witnessed probably the most stunning of them all in the recent years.
More than 45 innocents, including those hailing from the majority Muslim Sunni sect, were killed and 135 injured when marauders struck again at the thickly-populated entrance of Abbas Town on Abul Hasan Ispahani Road in Karachi at about 6.50 pm on Sunday evening.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez finally lost the battle against cancer that he fought so bravely for over two years. Vice-president Nicolas Maduro, who is also pegged as his successor, made the announcement on public television shortly after emerging from the Military Hospital in Caracas, where Chavez was being treated. "Those who die for life can’t be called dead,” a tearyeyed Maduro said.
Nepal's Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi's decision to become prime minister has been by and large welcomed but its actual impact will be felt once the modalities are clearly enunciated between the political parties and the apex court. It will also help in allaying both constitutional and political fears.
The Annual Munich Security Conference is generally a mundane affair. A nice photo-op with sumptuous Bavarian meals, the conference does little more than improving the balance sheet of Hotel Bayerischer Hof, which has hosted it since the days people did take a little interest in it.
In the recent political history of the United States of America, none of the administrations have been so dependent on its Secretaries of State and Defense for its future course as President Obama's administration is dependent on John Kerry and Chuck Hagel. And as things stand, it won't be an exaggeration to say that how history will remember President Obama will largely depend on how these two perform, especially so after a rather dispirited and lackluster first term by the president.