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Mainstreaming or cornering Fata?

Fata, known for its elusive terrain and fabled tribesmen, has been turned into an untenable area purportedly to eliminate terrorists’ cubby holes. The success of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, launched in 2014,…

Notes On The Taliban

Notes on the Taliban

Part - V Afghanistan blames Pakistan and firmly believes that the Taliban insurgency persists due to the continuous support shown by Islamabad. But the Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan (TTA)’s perceptions against Pakistan…

Benazir: Leader Par Excellence – II

Benazir: leader par excellence – II

The theory propounded by Dr Sachithanandam got credence as proved by later events. Dr Sachithanandam aptly highlighted that "the earliest foreboding surfaced in the backroom manoeuvres by United States and…

Back To The Beginning

Back to the beginning

Seven years after the valley of Swat was liberated from the tyrannical rule of the Taliban – hundreds of schools were bombed and people were terrorised across the area as…

Goa To Amritsar

Goa to Amritsar

After the October 2016 Brics summit, another multilateral forum to which India has played host has provided the occasion to discredit and isolate Pakistan. At the Heart of Asia ministerial…

Ghani’s Blame Game

Ghani’s blame game

In a TV interview, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani emphasized the historic bonds between Pakistan and Afghanistan and the need for both countries to work together to fight terrorism. But, in…

The Torkham Clash

The Torkham clash

The recent clash between Pakistan and Afghanistan security forces on the Torkham border was the most serious such clash for the past 15 years including the one at Yaquby Kandao…

The Many Faces Of Pakistani Sovereignty

The many faces of Pakistani sovereignty

The mother of all embarrassments was the taking out of Sheikh Osama bin Laden. General Headquarters went into deep shock and commanding generals lost the use of their tongues. Mullah…

A Contradictory Approach

A contradictory approach

Despite going all out against the militants, Pakistan’s commitment to weed out terrorism remains under question. Of late, in the wake of one of the deadliest Taliban attacks on Kabul,…

Remembering Benazir Bhutto

Remembering Benazir Bhutto

December 27, 2015 marks the 8th death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto. She sacrificed her life courageously. She resisted the agenda of fanatics. Certain forces want to make Pakistan a theocratic…