It is almost seven months since Pakistan was ravaged by the largest flood in its history, beginning on 27 July 2010. While the Swat Valley and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa are today well on their way to recovery, the real disaster is still happening far to the south. It is a catastrophe that has gone largely unnoticed, and could get worse.
The road ahead: Flooding in Dadu district of Sindh, October 2010.
Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam
Romila Thapar addresses invitees at the
Southasian relaunch of Himal Southasian,
IIC, New Delhi, January 2013.
flickr / The US Army
On 1 December 2013, Afghan President Hamid Karzai accused the US of cutting fuel supplies to Afghan security forces. Despite US pressure, Karzai continues to stall the signing of a Bilateral Security Agreement.
From our archive:
Subel Bhandari looks at the Strategic Partnership Agreement, noting its avoidance of contentious issues. (April 2012)
Vijay Prashad reviews Syed Saleem Shahzad’s Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban: Beyond Bin Laden and 9/11, discussing Taliban strategy in the context of NATO withdrawal. (October 2011)
Aunohita Mojumdar explores questions of accountability in relation to the West’s “hasty exit strategy”. (February 2011)