Af-Pak Digest by Ambassador Sharat Sabharwal | April 2021

I Overview Pakistan:​• Pakistan Democratic Movement on the brink of breakup• Economy• ‘Gilgit-Baltistan’• Pakistan-India• Pakistan-US Afghanistan:​• Peace and Reconciliation• Afghanistan-India• Afghanistan-Pakistan II Developments in Pakistan Pakistan Democratic Movement on the brink of breakup Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of opposition parties, came to the brink of a breakup in March. The month began with Yusuf Raza Gilani, the former […]

Special Issue | Russia Goes to War | 5th April 2022

SPECIAL ISSUE RUSSIA GOES TO WAR Russia leaps over the cliff After four months of Russian troops massed on Ukraine’s borders, President Putin announced his decision to launch a “special military operation” into Ukraine, early in the morning on 24 February. This was preceded by an equally dramatic announcement on 21 February of Russia’s recognition of the two […]