India and Pakistan have had hostile relations since the time of their independence. However, the recent remarks by Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, during the second day of the Islamabad Security Dialogue, shows Pakistan’s willingness to pursue a détente with India. In the analysis of the statement made by the army chief, the author questions whether peace between the rival states is actually a possibility, and if Pakistan is going through a shift in its institutional thinking.
Religious, ethnic, and cultural intolerance has become a common occurrence. Each passing year sees a greater need for interfaith harmony and tolerance.
The warlords in Afghanistan have solidified their position as an integral section of Afghanistan’s community. Their status and power has become indispensable to the state-building process in Afghanistan.
Neutrality day celebrates the neutral policy of Turkmenistan; it has become the state’s distinctive feature. The policy encompasses non-interference and neutrality with respect to other states.