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Viewpoint: Anti-terrorist Operations In Punjab

Viewpoint: Anti-terrorist operations in Punjab

The Punjab government has been reacting angrily to suggestions that security operations by the Rangers, like in Sindh, are needed to eliminate violent extremist organisations from the province. The government…

Poverty And The Terrorist

Poverty and the terrorist

Poverty is constantly on the rise in all South Asian countries. So is the rise of religious fundamentalism; and there is a close link between the two. Australia recently hosted…

SCO and Afghanistan

The changing circumstances in Afghanistan have been advancing a new stress test for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member-states. Seemingly, an effective multilateral response to emerging security threats from Afghanistan…

Lawmakers & CT

THE role of parliaments in counterterrorism (CT) and addressing the underlying causes of Violent Extremism (VE) carries significance, which adds credibility. Parliamentarians enact laws, set policies, allocate budgets, and oversee…

Uneasy peace

IT has been 10 months since America’s exit from Afghanistan last August. The world now engages with the Afghan Taliban as the country’s de facto government. But there’s no move to recognise…

Hidden agenda and ‘deal’ with Taliban

On September 11, 2001, nineteen years ago, humanity at large witnessed one of the most gruesome and heinous crimes in history. The wanton attack on twin towers of World Trade…