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Osama: Impact on Indo-Pak Relations
May 16, 2011

Osama: Impact on Indo-Pak Relations

The end of Osama bin Laden will loom so big in global consciousness that anything resembling terrorism, even the cross border variety, will come under close scrutiny of the international community. Pushed thus against the wall, the mind may furnish some sensible solutions.

Pak Army's positive attidue changing scene in South Asia
May 05, 2012

Pak Army's positive attidue changing scene in South Asia

India has expressed its willingness to extend technical assistance for improving infrastructure in Pakistan. Pakistan is bound to realise that holding on to terrorism as an instrument of State policy would not be in its interests as Pakistan would be the real sufferers in the long run.

Pakistan and 9/11
Aug 07, 2003

Pakistan and 9/11

On July 31, 2003, Mr John S. Pistole, Deputy Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, testified before the Senate Committee on Government Affairs on ``Terrorism Financing: Origination, Organisation and Prevention``. One of the key findings he referred to was the link between the terrorists involved in the September 11 attack and Pakistan.

Pakistan cripples SCO’s anti-terror potency
May 20, 2023

Pakistan cripples SCO’s anti-terror potency

Pakistan’s use of terrorism as a foreign policy tool has neutralised the potency of the SCO to effectively tackle this menace at the regional level

Pakistan's Beirut, Karachi: A Terror Capital in the Making by Wilson John
Jan 20, 2004

Pakistan's Beirut, Karachi: A Terror Capital in the Making by Wilson John

Just as Lebanon's capital Beirut was under the thumb of an unbridled reign of crime, terrorism, sectarian and religious fundamentalism in the 1980s, Pakistan's port city of Karachi has hit headlines for all the wrong reasons during the decade of the 1990s.

Pakistan: Military offensive in North Waziristan
Feb 14, 2014

Pakistan: Military offensive in North Waziristan

The long-awaited military offensive in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, which began in mid-December, has raised questions about the overall objectives and intentions of the nation's army in fighting terrorism.

Pakistan’s latest nuclear antics in the form of Full Spectrum Deterrence
Jul 24, 2023

Pakistan’s latest nuclear antics in the form of Full Spectrum Deterrence

Despite Pakistan’s deployment of a wide range of nuclear capabilities as part of its FSD strategy, there is no need for India to be alarmed

Pakistan’s National Security Policy: A policy rooted in delusions and wishful thinking
Jan 21, 2022

Pakistan’s National Security Policy: A policy rooted in delusions and wishful thinking

Would the new NSP bring about much-required reform in Pakistan or will it just double down on its past rhetoric?

Pakistan’s National Security Policy: A yay or a yawn? (Part 2)
Jan 23, 2022

Pakistan’s National Security Policy: A yay or a yawn? (Part 2)

In the second of a two-part series, the NSP’s promises on the economy, security, India and terrorism are dissected through a critical lens

Pakistan’s National Security Policy: A yay or a yawn?
Jan 22, 2022

Pakistan’s National Security Policy: A yay or a yawn?

In the first of a two-part series, the NSP’s promises on the economy, security, India and terrorism are dissected through a critical lens

Partners in unfamiliarity: India-Gulf intelligence relations in a changing West Asia
Mar 14, 2024

Partners in unfamiliarity: India-Gulf intelligence relations in a changing West Asia

A fluid global security landscape does not alter the fundamentals of intelligence cooperation between India and its Gulf partners, but widens the rang

PM Meloni’s visit signals a progressive future for India-Italy relations
Mar 02, 2023

PM Meloni’s visit signals a progressive future for India-Italy relations

Prime Minister Meloni’s visit to India showcases the robust ties between India and Italy

PM Modi in Laos — Engaging East Asia
Sep 12, 2016

PM Modi in Laos — Engaging East Asia

In Laos, some of the major themes highlighted by Modi included, unified and coordinated fight against terrorism, radicalisation and extreme violence.

Preserving the slender thread in Pakistan
Jul 02, 2010

Preserving the slender thread in Pakistan

Pakistan seems ready to expand its counter-terrorism strategy. But such a break from the past needs time, and a sense of ownership. Patience, therefore, will yield greater long-term returns. So, repeated public admonishment by the US will serve to be only counter-productive.

Pressure cooker bombs: Low-intensity but greater headache than RDX
Apr 20, 2013

Pressure cooker bombs: Low-intensity but greater headache than RDX

After the Boston bombings, the big counter terrorism question for the US will be how to prevent such attacks in the future. The possibility of 'copy cat' attacks cannot be ruled out. It will be difficult to prevent or monitor the sale of pressure cookers or other utensils. Tracking the locally available incendiary materials could be a better and more effective counter action.

Preventing proliferation: Tracking Uranium on the blockchain
Aug 20, 2023

Preventing proliferation: Tracking Uranium on the blockchain

Advances in technology, the shifting sands of the global nuclear energy market, and the extant standards and practices surrounding the monitoring of radioactive materials raise important questions about the future of nuclear security. Technological advancements have enabled the retrieval of radioactive materials from unconventional sources and made fuel fabrication easier. The emergence of new players in the nuclear energy market also flags conce

Priorities of Peace Process
Jul 14, 2005

Priorities of Peace Process

One of the critical issues that seem to have missed the Indian-Pakistan peace process is terrorism. Pakistan has quietly managed to keep the issue on the backburner by raising the issues of Baglihar dam and Kashmir.

Prospects for India, Ghana defence, military, and civil nuclear cooperation
Jul 17, 2019

Prospects for India, Ghana defence, military, and civil nuclear cooperation

New avenues — fighting terrorism, nuclear energy for civilian purpose, trade in small arms — presents Ghana and India with opportunities to streng

Rajapaksa’s dysfunctional regime in Sri Lanka and its impact on South Asia
Sep 23, 2021

Rajapaksa’s dysfunctional regime in Sri Lanka and its impact on South Asia

How the island nation’s security conundrums will worsen an already threatened South Asia post the reemergence of the Taliban

Reading Hamas from an Indian security vantage point
Oct 19, 2023

Reading Hamas from an Indian security vantage point

Despite Hamas’s elevation in the scale of global terrorism, India’s reasons for banning this group are much more complex

Reclaiming the digital: Countering violent extremism online
Sep 21, 2017

Reclaiming the digital: Countering violent extremism online

While counter-speech is an integral part, it cannot be the only mechanism for a successful counter violent extremism strategy.

Religious fundamentalism Six major questions
Feb 10, 2015

Religious fundamentalism Six major questions

One of the issues is how the rest of the world reacts to terrorism that seeks to avenge perceived insults and wrongs. There have been various writings on this with respect to Islamist terror and this includes writings by Pakistanis and Muslims from other countries who urge a relook at the way Islam has been hijacked.

Restructuring the UNSC
Oct 17, 2022

Restructuring the UNSC

Greater representation of countries from Global South is required to ensure that the UNSC reflects the geopolitical realities of the 21st century

Resurgence of Al-Qaeda in South Asia Post-US Drawdown
Jul 10, 2015

Resurgence of Al-Qaeda in South Asia Post-US Drawdown

An examination of the prospects for al-Qaeda following the US drawdown in Afghanistan and the likely threats which the region, and India in particular, might face in the future. A supplementary scrutiny of ISIS, and the group's possible expansion in the region, is also proffered.

Resurgent Taliban and its implications on Kashmir
Aug 30, 2021

Resurgent Taliban and its implications on Kashmir

With a Taliban working in close tandem with Pakistan-backed militant groups, the spillover of violence into Kashmir might be a distinct possibility

Reviewing the evolution of pro-Islamic State propaganda in South Asia
Jan 06, 2022

Reviewing the evolution of pro-Islamic State propaganda in South Asia

The Afghanistan crisis has given new platforms fuel to push pro-IS propaganda in South Asia

Risk or Reward? – The Impact of Private Security Contractors and Militias in Afghanistan
Aug 11, 2023

Risk or Reward? – The Impact of Private Security Contractors and Militias in Afghanistan

To supplement the still lagging Afghan and ISAF security capabilities, alternative structures have been used or created, especially in rural or hard-to-reach areas. Two important groups among these are private security contractors (PSCs) and 'community defence' organisations or local militias. This paper assesses the impact of these entities on Afghan stability. Beginning March 19, 2003, the United States invaded Iraq, drawing both material an

Royal Succession in Saudi Arabia: Challenges before the Desert Kingdom
Feb 11, 2015

Royal Succession in Saudi Arabia: Challenges before the Desert Kingdom

With a new king in power, this paper looks at royal politics in Saudi Arabia and identifies topical domestic and regional challenges from the Saudi perspective.

Russia-Pak relations: Beyond Putin's cancelled trip to Islamabad
Oct 03, 2012

Russia-Pak relations: Beyond Putin's cancelled trip to Islamabad

While Russia is aware of Islamabad's role in fomenting international terrorism, it realises that any successful resolution of the problems associated with Afghanistan must involve Pakistan. A cancelled presidential visit cannot change the relevance of this, or of Russia's goal, in enhancing ties with Pakistan.

Saudi Arabia: A nation in turmoil
Jul 16, 2004

Saudi Arabia: A nation in turmoil

¿Unlike in Egypt, Algeria and Yemen, no well¿defined group engaged in sustained terrorism has emerged in Saudi Arabia¿i. A lot has been said and written about Saudi Arabia¿s role in the largely defunct ¿war on terror¿. The ruling family of the House of Saud has been an unabashed US ally in the campaign to hunt out terrorists.

SCO is not an anti-Western club. India’s presence is a guarantee against it
May 02, 2024

SCO is not an anti-Western club. India’s presence is a guarantee against it

The SCO is critical for India to advance its priorities for peace and prosperity in its northern periphery and broader Eurasia.

SCO under India’s presidency
Aug 14, 2023

SCO under India’s presidency

India’s presidency of the SCO assisted it in gaining recognition as a crucial regional power and establish itself as a reliable partner for all SCO

SCO की संभावित आतंकवाद सूची की भावी डगर कठिन
Sep 26, 2022

SCO की संभावित आतंकवाद सूची की भावी डगर कठिन

SCO को आतंकवाद के खिलाफ किसी भी संभावित सूची को तैयार करने क

SCO च्या दहशतवादविरोधी शक्तीला पाकिस्तानने केले अपंग
May 26, 2023

SCO च्या दहशतवादविरोधी शक्तीला पाकिस्तानने केले अपंग

परराष्ट्र धोरणाचे साधन म्हणून पाकिस्तानने दहशतवादाचा वापर केल्याने प्रादेशिक स्तरावर या धोक्याचा प्रभावीपणे सामना करण्यासाठी SCO ची क्षमता कमी झाली आहे.

Scoring own goals
Oct 16, 2015

Scoring own goals

Normal relations and peace with Pakistan are not possible unless Pakistan stops supporting terrorism and there is verifiable evidence. Even then, what the Shiv Sena goons did to Sudheendra Kulkarni preceding Kasuri's book launch was a national shame. This action does no credit to any Indian.

Securing peace in Afghanistan: A primer on Japan’s role
May 24, 2023

Securing peace in Afghanistan: A primer on Japan’s role

The so-called ‘War on Terror’ launched by the United States following the September 11, 2001 attacks in its soil has had far-reaching implications to the pursuit of peace across many parts of the world. One of the crucial areas where the war is being fought is Afghanistan, which has been both a breeding ground of terrorism and a victim of violent terrorist attacks itself. This brief analyses the role played by Japan, a major ally of the US, i

Security backsliding for US in Sahel
Aug 02, 2023

Security backsliding for US in Sahel

The recent coup in Niger potentially places the United States in a security muddle

Self-serving nations
Jun 17, 2019

Self-serving nations

National interests are taking precedence over international issues such as terrorism

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: The only way to tame a belligerent Taliban
Jul 23, 2021

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: The only way to tame a belligerent Taliban

The SCO and Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) have been at the forefront to fight terrorism, separatism, and regional extremism.

Shifting public opinion sees US as the enemy number one
Jul 08, 2013

Shifting public opinion sees US as the enemy number one

In Pakistan, the debate today dominating the military and civilian circles is how to tackle the threat of terrorism, and not India. There is a growing feeling among the military leaders about the gravity of the threats posed by these terrorist groups to Pakistan.

Should India continue to stay out of ICC?
Nov 24, 2010

Should India continue to stay out of ICC?

Terrorism and the use of nuclear weapons could be taken up for consideration for inclusion in the International Criminal Court's purview. Effective participation by India, even as an observer, could influence the evolution of the ICC in the course of such discussions.

Should Obama go to Sochi Olympics?
Jan 15, 2014

Should Obama go to Sochi Olympics?

US President Barack Obama should go to Sochi and send out the message to the world that despite differences, the two countries are together on the issue of terrorism. This would be a diplomatic win for him and resurrect the position of US in the international arena.

Social Evolution & Militancy: Past and Prospects
May 12, 2004

Social Evolution & Militancy: Past and Prospects

The recent US decision to blackball People¿s War (PW) and the Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) may have revived interest in the naxalite movements, nearer home in India. While there can be no two ways about the State and the society fighting militancy, insurgency or terrorism, there is need to study the social causes and implications of such a trend. That way, we can reduce such incidents and instances, if not totally eliminate them.

Somalian Piracy: An Alternative Perspective
Nov 10, 2010

Somalian Piracy: An Alternative Perspective

The tendency of nation States to attempt solving the problem of modern piracy exclusively through the employment of their naval and military might is a flawed effort and has, more often than not, proved unsuccessful. At best, it has resulted in a temporary suppression of the problem that has inevitably re-manifested itself at a later stage.

South Asia South Asia Weekly 17
May 04, 2008

South Asia South Asia Weekly 17

The US State Department, in its latest report on terrorism, came down heavily on LTTE for its extortionist activities. The terrorist group, despite world-wide ban on its various activities, has been raising funds by forcing business houses to pay tax in areas they dominate.

South Asia South Asia Weekly 25
Jun 23, 2008

South Asia South Asia Weekly 25

Pakistan is struggling with two monumental crises--one is political and another is terrorism. On the political front, there is a prolonged drift with PPP and PMLN not quite willing to move forward from their respective positions.