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Kanchan Lakshman

Articles by Kanchan Lakshman

Speeding Into The Void

Speeding Into The Void

Oct 20, 2009 Kanchan Lakshman

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

Oct 12, 2009 Kanchan Lakshman

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

Oct 02, 2009 Kanchan Lakshman

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

Aid For Terror

Aid For Terror

Sep 10, 2009 Kanchan Lakshman

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

Momentary Decapitation

Momentary Decapitation

Aug 10, 2009 Kanchan Lakshman

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

Complicity Uninterrupted

Complicity Uninterrupted

Jul 21, 2009 Kanchan Lakshman

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

Jun 16, 2009 Kanchan Lakshman

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

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible

Jun 01, 2009 Kanchan Lakshman

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

Creating New Terror

Creating New Terror

Feb 25, 2009 Kanchan Lakshman

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?

Jan 30, 2009 Kanchan Lakshman

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

Oct 17, 2008 Kanchan Lakshman

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

Sep 04, 2008 Kanchan Lakshman

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

Aug 21, 2008 Kanchan Lakshman

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

Heavy Weather Ahead

Heavy Weather Ahead

Aug 04, 2008 Kanchan Lakshman

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

Jul 09, 2008 Kanchan Lakshman

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

Inescapable Entanglements

Inescapable Entanglements

Jul 01, 2008 Kanchan Lakshman

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

Negotiating War

Negotiating War

May 28, 2008 Kanchan Lakshman

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

A Seething Fury

A Seething Fury

May 15, 2008 Kanchan Lakshman

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

Distress Deals

Distress Deals

Apr 30, 2008 Kanchan Lakshman

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

Apr 16, 2008 Kanchan Lakshman

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