In the two and a half years since Narendra Modi took charge as the prime minister, it can be argued that his principal objective is to restructure India’s engagement with Pakistan in fundamental ways
If General Raheel Sharif agrees to head the Islamic Military Alliance, it would have major domestic and foreign policy implications for Pakistan.
After retiring as Pakistan’s chief of army staff, Raheel Sharif is taking over as director of a Saudi Arabia-led alliance against terrorism. This will help re-establish goodwill between the countries.
Recent developments in Russia-Pakistan relations seem to create a false impression of solid cooperation, which simultaneously irritates a few third countries. This is why Russia needs to rethink not only its policy towards Islamabad, but the region as a whole.
A recurring feature of U.S. policy toward South Asia is the invocation that India and Pakistan should resume their diplomatic dialogue. These exhortations are usually pronounced in the aftermath of a crisis, but the purpose of such a dialogue is often unclear.
New Delhi should not rule out change in Pakistan’s civil-military relations and examine if those changes can facilitate a more productive engagement with Islamabad.
Five elements define Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s effort to end the prolonged strategic stalemate in India’s relations with Pakistan.
U.S. policy toward Pakistan has cost the lives of soldiers and undermined the reconstruction of Afghanistan. Unfortunately, it will most likely take a major terrorist attack to change this policy.
Russia's recent military exercises with Pakistan showed that Moscow still views many international issues through the prism of its relations with the U.S. Such a position might put Russia-India relations at risk.
A more complex phase in the long-standing conflict between India and Pakistan has begun. Modi must retain strong control over the inevitable escalation that will unfold and sustain relentless pressure on Rawalpindi’s political vulnerabilities.