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Militancy And Technology

Militancy and technology

The almost two-year-old merger of Saudi and Yemeni jihadists into a Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) seems to have been a success. Certainly, that is what the…

After Rabbani

After Rabbani

Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani is the first of the seven leaders who represented the face of the Afghan jihad against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1980s to be assassinated. He…

Of Delusions And Narratives

Of delusions and narratives

Going through the various available material on the jihadis’ role in Kashmir and Afghanistan since the 1990s, some of it in verbatim interviews, one ends up with the feeling that…

Living In The Respectorate

Living in the Respectorate

Truly, we live in strange times. Of late, a spate of odd, purportedly Islamic injunctions have landed in my inbox. Let me start with the oddest: in Somalia, the group…