Pakistan and its Sinister Web of Terror

By Sanchita Bhattacharya The US continues with its policy incoherent on tackling terrorism in Pakistan, and purportedly promoting regional stability in the AfPak and wider South Asian region. On March, 2017, “the Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Act of 2017” (HR1449), was introduced in the House of Representatives proposing that Pakistan be declared a state-sponsor […]

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Are India and China Drifting Apart?

By Bhaskar Roy Indian and Chinese National Security Advisors (NSAs) Ajit Doval and State Councillor Yang Jiechi are scheduled to meet in Hyderabad, India in the first week of November to review bilateral relations and regional developments. Hugging and selfie diplomacy is over. It is back to the brass tracks. Core interests are to the […]

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Pakistan: Tale of Religious Intolerance, Censorship and Violence

The targeted killing of alternative voices, intimidation, religious bigotry, suppression of women, intimidation and killing of artists, State censorship, and fear of terrorism have done serious and irreparable damage to culture and freedom of expression in Pakistan, and have created the conditions for the further exacerbation of the ongoing war within Islam, says Ambreen Agha […]

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Insider tears into Muftis and Family Party!

His life trajectory might imitate shades of Feroze Gandhi’s. Married to the ambitious daughter of a political eminence, then estranged. Uncomfortable with his spouse’s foray into politics and unafraid to publicly voice contrarian views. Cynical, even bitter, about political dynasties and their ways, quite content to plough a lone furrow. Javed Iqbal Shah, estranged husband […]

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Punjab: Increasing Vulnerabilities

By Ajai Sahni Two major terrorist attacks – the assault on the Indian Air Force (IAF) Base at Pathankot through January 2, 2016, and January 3, 2016; and the strike at the Dinanagar Police Station in adjacent Gurdaspur on July 27, 2015 – have not only exposed tremendous vulnerabilities in Punjab, but gaping holes in […]

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