Terrorism
Don’t Put Too Much in Store of US Bounty for Hafiz Saeed

Want to earn an easy $ 10 million? Just log on to the Rewards for Justice website of the US State Department, type in the submit a tip space on the website ‘116E, Johar Town, Lahore’ ... – the address of India’s and now ....

Working in Real Time

Will the long-awaited National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), which will come into existence on March 1, make a difference? Most commentators feel it won’t. They say it is nothing more than affixing a fanciful American label that had fascinated h....

India’s Tryst with Terror

How should we interpret the latest terrorist attack in India? Because it occurred when the Indian prime minister was in Bangladesh charting a new relationship with that country (which, until Sheikh Hasina came to power, had provided a safe haven f....

Government’s Credibility Seriously at Stake – Aftermath of 13/7 Mumbai Attacks

One of the infirmities of our national security discourse is our skewed approach to the issues involved. We get disproportionally focused on the threat – its intensity, manifestations, damage caused etc. than the response required to address them. ....

Pakistan’s Trajectory: Beginning of the end?

Hardly anyone will dispute that May 2011 has been a mensis horribilus for Pakistan. The events that transpired during the month – the US raid to kill Osama bin Laden and the subsequent pressure on Pakistan to start delivering on its commitments in ....

The Rose of Tora Bora

International terrorism will not be wiped out with Osama bin Laden, who had long ceased to be its driving force What is more important than Osama bin Laden’s elimination is the place where he was hiding. No remote mountain fastness concea....

Attrition Abbottabad

Osama bin Laden’s killing may have closed one chapter, but the list of Af-Pak issues is long. The US has to depend on Pakistan, but question its reliability. However emotionally satisfying for many the slaughter of Osama bin Laden, it sho....

Need to move step by step

Good sense dictates that we remain open to the possibility of settling our differences with Pakistan, but common sense demands that we do not anxiously chase solutions. We seem to believe that our over-display of readiness to engage Pakistan will goa....

The ‘Londonistan’ Phenomenon and UK Intelligence

Abstract This paper aims to explain how and why London came to be a hub for Pan-Islamist jihadism during the 1990s. It posits that the origins of the ‘Londonistan’ phenomenon lie in a long British tradition of using intelligence to obta....

Knowing when not to talk

The ministry of external affairs press release of February 10, and our foreign secretary’s press conference of February 8, clearly indicate that the latter and her Pakistani counterpart agreed at Thimphu to resume the stalled India-Pakistan dialogu....

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