May 14, 2021
Ajai Sahni

Ajai Sahni

  • The Lowest Form Of Politics
    The Lowest Form Of Politics

    It is ironic that, while we worry about Pakistan-backed Islamist terrorists coming to India, policemen are...

  • New Digits In The Alphabet Soup
    New Digits In The Alphabet Soup

    Would it also remain a non-starter, like the DIA and the DNA: marred by a confusion of mandates and severe...

  • Get To The Basics
    Get To The Basics

    Structural infirmities and manpower and material deficits of policing and intelligence systems need to be...

  • Fractured Futures
    Fractured Futures

    Given the history of the fractious democratic polity in Nepal, spoilers are certainly expected to play a...

  • Clueless Against Terror
    Clueless Against Terror

    Beyond the utter inanities of condemning the 'dastardly deed', wisely informing the public that this is a...

  • Shattered Haven
    Shattered Haven

    Colombo is clearly readying for a final showdown, and the LTTE has limited capacities to resist the state's...

  • The Mangled Jackboot
    The Mangled Jackboot

    Musharraf gains little--beyond his personal continuance in power. A course correction will eventually be...

  • A Tactical Engagement With Democracy
    A Tactical Engagement With Democracy

    The Maoist withdrawal from the interim government on September 18, and their announcement of an escalating...

  • The Red See-Saw
    The Red See-Saw

    The state advances, the Maoists retreat -- but despite several gains in counter-insurgency operations, the...

  • Heart Of The Red Corridor
    Heart Of The Red Corridor

    Yet another official assessment. Yet another underplaying of the threat in Jharkhand that has virtually its...

  • Been There, Not Done That...
    Been There, Not Done That...

    Twin blasts. 44 dead. 54 injured. After the familiar media-storm and the incident-led patterns of response...

  • Crouching Tigers...
    Crouching Tigers...

    This is the first time in nearly two decades that the initiative appears to have slipped entirely out of...

  • A Contagion Of Disorders
    A Contagion Of Disorders

    The orchestrated spectacle of the 'peace jirga' notwithstanding, the real risk is that Pashtun nationalism...

  • The Knife-Edge Of Failure
    The Knife-Edge Of Failure

    Musharraf's brinkmanship and manipulations have brought Pakistan's inherent contradictions to a knife edge,...

  • So Who's Losing Sleep Over Chhattisgarh?
    So Who's Losing Sleep Over Chhattisgarh?

    It is not clear whether the PM was able to sleep after he heard the news of the 24 Policemen slaughtered by...

  • The State Of Confusion
    The State Of Confusion

    There is an influential stream of opinion in Pakistan that suggests that the Lal Masjid crisis, like other...

  • The Red Spreads
    The Red Spreads

    Maoist incidents of violence and disruption continue to be seen as discrete events, demanding no more than...

  • Terror In The Wings
    Terror In The Wings

    L'affaire Dera Sacha Sauda only highlights the terrorist calculus in Punjab: that at some stage, a...

  • Reluctant Hegemon
    Reluctant Hegemon

    While Delhi battles to balance the pressures of local sentiments and strategic projections, Colombo needs...

  • Targeting The Devout
    Targeting The Devout

    The public response to this latest outrage has demonstrated that the terrorists' strategy continues to fail....

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