December 06, 2020

Kanchan Lakshman

  • Speeding Into The Void
    Speeding Into The Void

    Little in the evolving scenario suggests that Pakistan’s hurtle into chaos will be halted by the trajectory...

  • Assassins From The Epicentre
    Assassins From The Epicentre

    This is the second terrorist attack on the Indian mission in 15 months, and the fourth attack in the...

  • An Education In Failure
    An Education In Failure

    Seven years after its inception, the Madrassa Reform Project has been an unambiguous failure. The state lacks...

  • Aid For Terror
    Aid For Terror

    Pakistan may have "categorically rejected" the NYT of illegally modifying the Harpoon missile and P-3C...

  • Momentary Decapitation
    Momentary Decapitation

    Within weeks of Nek Muhammad’s death, Baitullah Mehsud had emerged as the principal ‘commander’ for...

  • Complicity Uninterrupted
    Complicity Uninterrupted

    Whether or not we de-link terror from dialogue, there is ominous intelligence of LeT and other Pak-based...

  • Fighting For Survival
    Fighting For Survival

    The battle between against the Taliban has intensified and is clearly widening across Pakistan. According to...

  • Darkness Visible
    Darkness Visible

    The ongoing military operations against the Taliban have invited a predictable backlash from the militant...

  • Creating New Terror
    Creating New Terror

    The 'peace deal' in Swat will produce not more than a brief lull before a rising storm, even as Islamabad's...

  • Dying Embers Of Terror?
    Dying Embers Of Terror?

    Diminished violence does not indicate a necessary decline in the capacity for terrorism, and there are clear...

  • The Battle For Bajaur
    The Battle For Bajaur

    It is now the nerve centre for military operations targeting the Taliban- al Qaeda combine. It would have its...

  • Dropping Off The Edge
    Dropping Off The Edge

    The collapse of Pakistan's five-month old coalition on August 25, 2008, a week after General (Retired) Pervez...

  • The Slipping Frontier
    The Slipping Frontier

    In the absence of a national policy on combating the multiple insurgencies afflicting Pakistan, a currently...

  • Heavy Weather Ahead
    Heavy Weather Ahead

    By shifting the theatres of violence from J&K to elsewhere, Pakistan looks for greater 'deniability', while...

  • The Cat's Paw Again
    The Cat's Paw Again

    Despite selective military operations in the FATA and NWFP, there is no indication that Pakistan has any...

  • Inescapable Entanglements
    Inescapable Entanglements

    The peace processes with the Taliban, initiated by Islamabad, is now rapidly unraveling, under belated...

  • Negotiating War
    Negotiating War

    While the militants seek to reverse President Musharraf's "reluctant rupture with his one-time jihadist...

  • A Seething Fury
    A Seething Fury

    Balochistan, which has long remained on the periphery of Pakistan's projects and perceptions, is one of the...

  • Distress Deals
    Distress Deals

    Pakistan's new government has clearly begun on a disastrous note by caving into the demands of the Taliban,...

  • The Cat's Paw In Nimroz
    The Cat's Paw In Nimroz

    Pakistan's covert assistance to the Taliban in Afghanistan, and its efforts to recover 'strategic depth' in...

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