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Kanchan Lakshman

Articles by Kanchan Lakshman

The Expanding Jihad

The Expanding Jihad

Feb 23, 2008 Kanchan Lakshman

Terrorist violence was down in J&K in 2007 but it was paralleled by a shift in the Pak-backed Islamist...

Respite From A Proxy War

Respite From A Proxy War

Feb 06, 2008 Kanchan Lakshman

Though violence levels are down -- as the terrorist focus shifts to the Indian heartland -- and there is a...

The Sledgehammer In Swat

The Sledgehammer In Swat

Dec 03, 2007 Kanchan Lakshman

It is a reflection of the crisis that afflicts Pakistan. While the march of radical Islam has been rapid and...

The NWFP Meltdown

The NWFP Meltdown

Nov 15, 2007 Kanchan Lakshman

Musharraf's "combination of incompetence and brutality" has little capacity to restore order in the NWFP--or,...

On The Brink

On The Brink

Oct 22, 2007 Kanchan Lakshman

It is ironical that the very radical forces that Musharraf and Benazir spawned could now be the greatest...

The Second Coming

The Second Coming

Oct 08, 2007 Kanchan Lakshman

Musharraf may, with some help from USA, succeed in clinging to power, but his diluted authority and lack of...

With Or Without Him

With Or Without Him

Oct 03, 2007 Kanchan Lakshman

Pakistan’s problems will not vanish with the October 6 ballot and General Musharraf’s almost...

Edge Of The Wedge

Edge Of The Wedge

Sep 06, 2007 Kanchan Lakshman

While the direction and outcome of the churning process in Pakistan remains uncertain, what is beyond doubt...

FATA On Fire

FATA On Fire

Aug 30, 2007 Kanchan Lakshman

With military victory ruled out by Pakistan army, and the strategy of cease-fires and intermittent truce...

The Knife-Edge Of Failure

The Knife-Edge Of Failure

Jul 24, 2007 Kanchan Lakshman

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

The Neglected Insurgency

The Neglected Insurgency

Jun 07, 2007 Kanchan Lakshman

More pressing developments elsewhere in Pakistan have tended to overshadow the Baloch insurgency in the...

Extremist Encroachment

Extremist Encroachment

May 24, 2007 Kanchan Lakshman

The NWFP is swiftly crystallizing at the core of the Islamist militant mobilisation in the...

Instant Deals, Lasting Peace?

Instant Deals, Lasting Peace?

May 01, 2007 Kanchan Lakshman

No, said the PM, in his closing statement at the recent J&K Roundtable, in response to General Musharraf's...

Indoctrinating 'Holy Warriors'

Indoctrinating 'Holy Warriors'

Apr 26, 2007 Kanchan Lakshman

The collapse of the madrassa reform project in Pakistan is a clear indication that Islamabad is either...

Back Against The Wall

Back Against The Wall

Apr 19, 2007 Kanchan Lakshman

Gen. Musharraf has opened far too many fronts, his troops are overstretched, and there has been a...

Taliban's War Within

Taliban's War Within

Apr 05, 2007 Kanchan Lakshman

The Taliban consolidation and violence on both sides of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, which shows every...

New Confrontations, Old Coercion

New Confrontations, Old Coercion

Feb 22, 2007 Kanchan Lakshman

Even as Nepal prepares for a landmark election in its transition process, a new conflict, inherently...

Darkness And Light

Darkness And Light

Jan 01, 2007 Kanchan Lakshman

2,765 victims of terror in 2006: 41% J&K, 27% from Left Wing Extremism across parts of 14 states and 23% in...

A Decade Of War

A Decade Of War

Dec 21, 2006 Kanchan Lakshman

Deception, political maneuvers and desperate struggle to conserve, secure and seize power have marked year...

An Insurgency Falters

An Insurgency Falters

Nov 20, 2006 Kanchan Lakshman

But General Musharraf's bravado notwithstanding, there is obvious concern in the Pakistani establishment...