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Intelligent interlocution
Oct 24, 2017

Intelligent interlocution

Dialogue is rarely easy in Kashmir.

Introducing Kashmir to the New Geopolitical and Regional Realities
Oct 20, 2021

Introducing Kashmir to the New Geopolitical and Regional Realities

Militants, most probably backed by the Pakistani state, are trying to entrap India in a three-front war

Iran and Pakistan: Another front for an already embattled Islamabad
Jan 19, 2024

Iran and Pakistan: Another front for an already embattled Islamabad

Chances are that the tit-for-tat exchange between Iran and Pakistan will not escalate; neither side wants nor can afford an open conflict

Iran cautions against trying to make America great again
Dec 05, 2016

Iran cautions against trying to make America great again

Iran Foreign Minister Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif delivered a special address on “Fighting against Terrorism and Extremism as a Global Menace” an event report

Iran, Pakistan, and the greater Baloch question
Jan 19, 2024

Iran, Pakistan, and the greater Baloch question

The Iran-Pakistan strikes are a prime example of how the absence of counterterrorism cooperation can escalate into a diplomatic and on-ground conflict

Iran’s ‘resistance front’ and its bridge with South Asia
Dec 07, 2023

Iran’s ‘resistance front’ and its bridge with South Asia

The ongoing Israel-Palestine crisis adds to the wider Israel-Iran rivalry, with Tehran’s vocal promotion of an “Axis of Resistance” that is draw

Is Hong Kong China’s Crypto Sandbox?
Apr 21, 2023

Is Hong Kong China’s Crypto Sandbox?

China's digital assets experiment in Hong Kong is an area of interest for the world as it can aid in crafting better policy

ISIS’s new target: South Asia
May 03, 2019

ISIS’s new target: South Asia

The Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka have brought the island nation to the forefront of the global terrorism discourse. The attacks further demonstrate the change in the Islamic State from a territorial group to a sponsor of terrorism worldwide.

Islamisation in Pakistan: A Case Study of Punjab
Jul 28, 2023

Islamisation in Pakistan: A Case Study of Punjab

Islam had reached Punjab along with the invasion of Muhammad Bin Qasim in the 8th Century. It spread in the province through the efforts of an array of Sufi saints who arrived in the province in the centuries that followed. Naturally, that meant that Islam in Punjab was deeply influenced by Sufi traditions. Today, both sides of the divided province are dotted with Sufi shrines or dargahs. The Sufi saints of Punjab have been venerated through the

It’s as much a ‘global war of terror’ now as ‘on terror’
Apr 30, 2019

It’s as much a ‘global war of terror’ now as ‘on terror’

The global counter-terrorism measures cannot stop with fighting religious terrorism but also need to look into the basic causes that have fanned the s

J&K च्या नवीन DGP चा जनतेशी संपर्क, शांतता प्रस्थापित करण्यावर भर
Mar 13, 2024

J&K च्या नवीन DGP चा जनतेशी संपर्क, शांतता प्रस्थापित करण्यावर भर

काश्मीर खोऱ्यात प्रभावीपणे विश्वास निर्माण करण्यासाठी

Jammu and Kashmir: On the Cusp of Change, But Challenges Remain
Jun 17, 2022

Jammu and Kashmir: On the Cusp of Change, But Challenges Remain

The recent killings of minorities, migrant workers, and local police officers in the Kashmir Valley have led to an impression that the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is once again becoming uncontrollable. On ground, however, the situation is said to be firmly under the control of the Indian State. This does not mean that terrorism has been eliminated; small terrorist groups continue to operate and attack soft targets, heightening the sen

Jihad in London & Thailand: The Link
Jul 19, 2005

Jihad in London & Thailand: The Link

Is there a link between the jihad in London and Southern Thailand? Yes, there is. Some of the terrorists involved in the London blasts as well as in the recent upsurge of terrorism in Southern Thailand were trained in the madrasas of Pakistan.

Kasab hanging: A victory for India's justice system
Dec 11, 2012

Kasab hanging: A victory for India's justice system

The sad fact is the Pakistani rulers are unable to prevent Taliban activists from targeting their own people, the Shias, whose processions have been periodically attacked in Rawalpindi and Karachi. It is high time Pakistani rulers realised the fact that terrorism would consume their own people even before it targeted others in India.

Keeping 'civilisational clash' alive?
Oct 06, 2004

Keeping 'civilisational clash' alive?

The abduction of two French journalists in Iraq citing the new French law against head-scarves in public places as the reason marks a new chapter in the ongoing US-led 'global war on terrorism'. Considering that France, along with Germany, was more sympathetic to Iraq under Saddam Hussein when US launched the 'Second Gulf War', it also marks a new phase in the 'international jihad' after 9/11.

Kokernag attack points to fluid terror geography
Oct 13, 2023

Kokernag attack points to fluid terror geography

The geography of terror groups is fluid. Kokernag to Kandahar is in the throes of security being provided by actors who were part of the crisis to begin with

Learning from the 'new American'
Jun 21, 2004

Learning from the 'new American'

The successive torture and slaying of individual Americans in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the Gulf region has a new message for the civilized world. Whatever be the rationale behind the decision-making at the governmental-level, the average American is ready for a long engagement with terrorism and terrorists.

Lebanon: Caught in the Regional Crossfire
Aug 23, 2023

Lebanon: Caught in the Regional Crossfire

Lebanon, the smallest nation in continental Asia, is also one of the most populous. A relatively stable, secure and democratic state, its geographical location and the growing regional crisis are leading to pressing internal and external threats that Beirut must face. This issue brief examines these contemporary threats to Lebanese security: the Syrian Civil War, the rise of the Islamic State, domestic terrorism and sectarianism, and the nation's

Lest we forget: The Islamic Emirate turns two (again)
Aug 24, 2023

Lest we forget: The Islamic Emirate turns two (again)

Two years since the fall of Kabul, the intertwining of multiple crises has only wreaked havoc on the lives of common Afghans

Let’s BIMSTEC Together
Mar 28, 2022

Let’s BIMSTEC Together

After the marginalisation of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) since 2016 owing to tensions between India and Pakistan, a search for alternative regional collaborations led India to Bimstec.

Life in Kashmir After Article 370
Jan 28, 2020

Life in Kashmir After Article 370

This special report analyses insights gathered by the author from different sections of the Kashmir public regarding the impact of the abrogation of Article 370 on their lives. The interviews were supplemented by secondary sources, primarily news reports in the national and international media after 5 August 2019, when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government of India abrogated the enforcement of Article 370 of the Constitution, which sinc

Like a Lady Macbeth
Nov 13, 2014

Like a Lady Macbeth

Throughout the 1990s, the Anglo-US duo remained obsessed with India's nuclear plans and virtually refused any discussions on Pakistani assistance to terrorism in India. The US also did succeed in delaying our missile programme even as they equipped Pakistan with nuclear capable F-16s.

London Blasts: An Analysis
Jul 11, 2005

London Blasts: An Analysis

In the recent history of terrorism, there have been four instances of well-planned, well-executed and well-synchronised multiple explosions by terrorist groups causing large casualties. These are the explosions in Mumbai (Bombay) in March,1993, which killed over 200 innocent civilians, at Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu in February,1998,

Madrid Impressions I: Pakistan, the Nuclear Walmart
Mar 29, 2005

Madrid Impressions I: Pakistan, the Nuclear Walmart

At the international summit on Terrorism, Democracy and Security held at Madrid from March 8 to 11,2005, which I attended, the foremost concern in the minds of the participants was the likelihood of an act of catastrophic terrorism involving the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

Maldives: 'Democracy-deficit' and 'coercive diplomacy'
Mar 20, 2015

Maldives: 'Democracy-deficit' and 'coercive diplomacy'

A Male criminal court's sentencing of former President Mohammed Nasheed on 'terrorism charges' for 13 years in prison has revived 'democracy-deficit' charges and consequent global (read: West) discourse, this time against the government of incumbent President Abdulla Yameen.

Maldives: Islam, nationalism and 'Islamic nationalism'
Jun 11, 2013

Maldives: Islam, nationalism and 'Islamic nationalism'

In Maldives, if the mainline polity has failed in fighting a process now being projected as contributing to religious extremism, militancy or terrorism, the global community too has failed to distinguish between a return of Islamic traditions and the advent of Islamic extremism, and act accordingly.

Maldives: Solih’s address in the 76th session of the United Nation General Assembly
Oct 06, 2021

Maldives: Solih’s address in the 76th session of the United Nation General Assembly

In the UNGA meeting chaired by Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid, Maldivian President Solih made sure to cover both international and national issues i

Mass migration, adding to Pakistan's woes
Sep 29, 2011

Mass migration, adding to Pakistan's woes

Massive migrations, triggered by natural calamities and the decade-long 'war on terror', are severely testing state's credibility and capability in Pakistan. Reeling under the cumulative effect of terrorism and economic meltdown, Pakistan, with a growing population.

Modi and Obama's war
Oct 01, 2014

Modi and Obama's war

The real issue is not about double standards on terrorism. Nor is hypocrisy a monopoly of either America or India. The problem is different. Although the US and India see terrorism as a great threat to their societies, they have different priorities in the war against it.

Modi and the Middle East: Towards a Link West Policy
Oct 07, 2014

Modi and the Middle East: Towards a Link West Policy

In the past, India avoided talking to major powers like the US and Europe on the Middle East. Modi has hinted at a change in this approach by taking forthright positions on terrorism, nuclear proliferation and other controversial issues during his visit to the US.

Modi government chooses rhetoric over substance in Kashmir
Feb 09, 2018

Modi government chooses rhetoric over substance in Kashmir

Ideology and political gain seem to play a role in the Modi government’s Pakistan policy. If it was ideology, India ought to have declared Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism instead of going around the world asking others to do so.

Modi@Davos: A new kind of challenge
Jan 15, 2018

Modi@Davos: A new kind of challenge

Mr Modi was one of the first to warn the developed world that terrorism was a hydra which strikes rich and poor alike.

Modi’s visit could bring fresh energy to India-Egypt ties
Jun 27, 2023

Modi’s visit could bring fresh energy to India-Egypt ties

The diversity of engagements planned during PM’s visit suggests that after a long hiatus, relations between two of the world’s oldest civilizations are on an upswing

More than 80 percent of terrorist activities are state-sponsored
Dec 27, 2014

More than 80 percent of terrorist activities are state-sponsored

The biggest challenge in dealing with terrorism is the 'double-standard' approach that many nations, including the US, at the policy-level internationally, according to Dr K V S Gopalakrishnan, former Special Director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB).

Moving towards a stronger India-Japan partnership
Jun 17, 2013

Moving towards a stronger India-Japan partnership

The India-Japan partnership has matured into an important component of the new security and economic architecture of the Indo-Pacific region. For a long time, the partnership was centered on economic matters. But it has diversified to cover a wide spectrum of interests including security, counter terrorism, sea-lanes, UN reforms, energy security and climate change.

Muizzu’s Maldives is missing the ‘Geo’ in geopolitics
Jan 11, 2024

Muizzu’s Maldives is missing the ‘Geo’ in geopolitics

The island nation has bigger problems than tourism and India-Out—it is getting crushed in an Islamist-China pincer

Mumbai attacks: Time to Rethink CT Strategy
Jul 16, 2011

Mumbai attacks: Time to Rethink CT Strategy

The coordinated serial bombings in Mumbai on July 13, 2011, have raised serious questions about India's counter-terrorism (CT) policies which rely more on technology enablers and not as much on robust intelligence gathering and analysis at the local as well as national level.

Mumbai Blasts: Time to Act
Jul 21, 2023

Mumbai Blasts: Time to Act

The Mumbai serial train blasts that killed over 200 persons on July 11, 2006 is the most serious attack on the Indian state and its people since the attack on Parliament in December 2001. To assure the people that they will be protected, the government should immediately formulate a National Counter-Terrorism Strategy, create a separate Ministry of Internal Security affairs.

Mumbai terror attack: Six years later, are we ready?
Nov 27, 2014

Mumbai terror attack: Six years later, are we ready?

Terrorism follows no rules and is not likely to disappear suddenly. Counter-terrorism can be harsh but is required to follow some rules. We need state-of-the-art intelligence but we need the freedoms. It is always going to be a difficult choice.

Myanmar operation strengthens Modi's no-nonsense reputation
Jun 15, 2015

Myanmar operation strengthens Modi's no-nonsense reputation

One needs to be cautious in pronouncing that the recent Myanmar Operation by the Indian army is a new, all-purpose security and counter-insurgency/counter-terrorism doctrine for every eventuality, circumstance and geography. In the case of Pakistan and the Kashmir theatre, for example, things will not be as simple.

NATO’s Eighth Strategic Concept: Changing force posture in Europe
Aug 20, 2022

NATO’s Eighth Strategic Concept: Changing force posture in Europe

NATO’s strategic concept may be well-timed but since it harps on defending every inch of allied territory, it may also become its biggest test.

NATO’s Vilnius Summit: Key takeaways
Jul 18, 2023

NATO’s Vilnius Summit: Key takeaways

Though the recent summit failed to meet the expectations regarding Ukraine’s membership, it was able to double down on its commitment to Ukraine in

Nawaz Sharif and India
Jul 17, 2013

Nawaz Sharif and India

Nawaz Sharif's return as the Prime Minister of Pakistan in early June this year marks a signpost from where a more meaningful relationship between India and Pakistan could be forged. The bilateral relationship had of late been mired in mistrust and often meaningless rhetoric. The previous civilian government in Pakistan was paralysed by its own ineptitude. An equally incoherent position in New Delhi has allowed the crucial relationship to drift.

No, Justin Trudeau's India visit was not a failure
Feb 26, 2018

No, Justin Trudeau's India visit was not a failure

Canada went out of its way to reassure India on the issue of terrorism and both sides agreed to respect each other's 'sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity'.

On the wrong track
Jul 18, 2009

On the wrong track

In the aftermath of the serial train blasts in Mumbai on July 11, in which 179 people were killed and 772 wounded, the question uppermost in public mind is ¿why has India become the most affected target of terrorism?¿ Ever since June 1985, when Air India¿s ¿Kanishka¿ was blown up over the Ireland coast, India¿s share of terrorists¿ incidents and civilian casualties has risen to become the highest in the world.

Open Letter to Senator Edward Kennedy
Jun 27, 2005

Open Letter to Senator Edward Kennedy

I am addressing this open letter not only to you, but also to other members of the US Congress, who have expressed their concern over the course of the US-led war against international terrorism in Iraq and have started suggesting, if not demanding, the withdrawal of the US troops from there.