articles by Sarral Sharma


Protests in Iran highlight socio-politico-economic malaise, likely to be credibility test for Hassan Rouhani govt

What reportedly started as a small gathering in Iran to denounce recent price rise and alleged corruption, possibly ignited by the Opposition "hardliners", has turned into an anti-regime protest.


Lahore by-election: Nawaz Sharif's party retains NA-120 seat, but Right-wing outfits may pose threat in 2018

PML-N may have won the NA-120 Lahore (III) by-election, but PTI's rising vote-bank and the emergence of Right-wing parties may pose a challenge for Nawaz Sharif's party in the 2018 elections


Abu Dujana killing, bickering militant groups, uncertainty in Pakistan spell political opportunity in Kashmir

With the killing of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) divisional commander Abu Dujana in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Tuesday, the Jammu and Kashmir terror infrastructure will further dwindle as over 100 militants, from different outfits, have already been neutralised in the state till July this year.


Pakistan violence: Political instability, selective security approach catalyse recurring extremist bloodbath

The Lahore attack comes at a crucial time when the ruling Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz is facing an imminent political crisis with the disqualification of prime minister Nawaz Sharif after the Panama Papers corruption case verdict.