Indus-tan by Sushant Sareen
Forecast 2016: Another Year at the Crossroads for Pakistan
Sushant Sareen · 21 Jan, 2016 · 4966
Much like in all the previous 67 years of its existence, Pakistan finds itself on the crossroads even in the 68th year. The good things that happened in 2015 on the economic, security, diplomatic and political fronts are fragile and not ...
IPCS Forecast: Pakistan in 2015
Sushant Sareen · 19 Jan, 2015 · 4807
This edition of the IPCS Column, 'Indus-tan', is the precis of a larger document titled 'Pakistan in 2015', published under the IPCS Forecast 2015 series.
Click here to read the full report.
Islamic State: Prospects in Pakistan
Sushant Sareen · 17 Nov, 2014 · 4740
In recent weeks, there has been a lot of activity taking place in various parts of Pakistan in the name of the abominable, but also ineluctable, Islamic State (IS). Apart from some senior commanders of the Mullah Fazlullah-led Tehrik-e-Ta ...
Pakistan: The Futility of Internationalising Kashmir
Sushant Sareen · 22 Oct, 2014 · 4712
Ideally, Pakistani efforts to internationalise the Kashmir issue should draw big yawns, not just from India but also the international community. After all this is a script that has played out before, and except for a short period in the ...
Pakistan: Why is Army against Nawaz Sharif?
Sushant Sareen · 15 Sep, 2014 · 4661
It appears Nawaz Sharif has managed to survive the first major attempt to oust him from office. A series of fortuitous developments – the whistle-blowing by Javed Hashmi about Imran Khan’s links with the Pakistan Army stands a ...
Pakistan: Degraded Democracy
Sushant Sareen · 18 Aug, 2014 · 4609
At the time this comment is being penned, the Imran Khan’s ‘Azadi’ March and Tahirul Qadri’s ‘Inquilab’ (revolution) March are besieging Islamabad. The former is demanding the resignation of Prime Minis ...
Domestic Politicking in Pakistan: It's Not Cricket, Stupid!
Sushant Sareen · 21 Jul, 2014 · 4567
For someone whose understanding of politics is limited to drawing banal cricketing analogies, the phrase ‘it’s not cricket’ aptly describes the sort of politics Imran Khan is indulging in these days. His threat of leadin ...
India-Pakistan: The MFN-NDMARB Debacle
Sushant Sareen · 16 Jun, 2014 · 4515
In the irrational exuberance that is invariably on display in the media every time leaders of India and Pakistan meet, the subtlety of some of the signals that are sent out is often lost. Something similar happened after the Indian Foreig ...
Modi-fying India-Pakistan Relations
Sushant Sareen · 19 May, 2014 · 4449
Given the decades of hostility between India and Pakistan, animosity and prejudice is entirely understandable; even natural; but the sheer ignorance about each other never ceases to surprise. The Pakistani reaction to the victory of Naren ...