Chahbar Port
Why has India not been able to make significant progress in the Chabahar Port?

Ahmad Reza Taheri

The Chabahar Port presents itself as an alternative route for India that circumvents Pakistan, thereby alleviating India's reliance on Pakistani transit corridors. India and Iran have been engaged in negotiations to implement the Chabahar project for several years since 2003 without much success so far. This comment, from an Iranian scholar, dwells on the reasons for the tardy progress on the project since last two decades.

India Election Result
Pakistani Urdu Media’s Coverage of India’s 18th Lok Sabha Elections Results

Afroz Khan

The aim of the piece is to acquaint the reader with the thought process amongst commentators in Pakistani vernacular media regarding the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections in India (conducted in April-June 2024).

From Autonomy in GB to Rights Movement in AJK: The State vs The People in PoK

Zainab Akhter

In Pakistan, it has been the norm to address issues only when they have ballooned into a full-blown crisis; be it the GB protests or the rights movement in AJK. Only few month have passed since the local population of GB had staged protests along similar lines. It remains to be seen whether the government’s steps satisfy the people in both regions in the long term.

Jaish al-Adl and Pak-Iran Exchange of Fire: The Underlying Condition

Syed Eesar Mehdi

The militant ethnic assertion in the Baloch majority region straddling Iran and Pakistan is a function of the apathy shown by the states towards the people inhabiting the area which has pushed them towards violence. Rather than addressing the underlying causes of ethnic unrest, the two states have episodically exchanged missiles and diplomatic barbs against each other, which is certain to keep the Pak-Iran border region disturbed in future.