January 25, 2021

Kanchan Lakshman

  • The Expanding Jihad
    The Expanding Jihad

    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

    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

    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

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

  • On The Brink
    On The Brink

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

  • The Second Coming
    The Second Coming

    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

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

  • Edge Of The Wedge
    Edge Of The Wedge

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

  • FATA On Fire
    FATA On Fire

    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

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

  • The Neglected Insurgency
    The Neglected Insurgency

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

  • Extremist Encroachment
    Extremist Encroachment

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

  • Instant Deals, Lasting Peace?
    Instant Deals, Lasting Peace?

    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'

    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

    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

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

  • New Confrontations, Old Coercion
    New Confrontations, Old Coercion

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

  • Darkness And Light
    Darkness And Light

    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

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

  • An Insurgency Falters
    An Insurgency Falters

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

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