Tag: terrorism

China’s Double Speak on Terror

By MALLADI RAMA RAO* After much humming and hawing China has joined the war against terrorism though Beijing is the first God Father of terrorists. The calibrated attempt at image makeover deftly exploits the threat posed by the Islamic State…

Where is the fountainhead of jihad?

REVIEWER: Dr Mohammad Taqi* The general elections in Pakistan scheduled in ten days from now are easily the bloodiest in the country’s history. The secular parties like the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and the Pakistan People’s Party have come under deadly…

Fire: The Overlooked Threat

By Scott Stewart* Vice President of Analysis, Stratfor People sometimes obsess over the potential threat posed by terrorist attacks that use things such as chemical weapons, electromagnetic pulses or dirty bombs. Yet they tend to discount the less exciting but…

B’desh: Mir Quasem And His Failed Mission

By Malladi Rama Rao Finally, as the long arm of law is catching up with the largest fundamentalist party of Bangladesh, it is tempting to say, Well, Hubris falls. For forty years, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) managed to survive with impunity,…

NEW THREATS FROM MONSTER CALLED LeT

by SURENDER KUMAR SHARMA* American journalist Sebastian Rotella’s twin exposes in ProPublica – America’s botched chances to stop the American Lashkar operative David Coleman Headley behind India’s 9/11 and LeT operational head, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi’s jail life with all the trappings…

Hizb-ut-Tahrir’s Penetrates Pakistan Army

By Surender Kumar Sharma* Pakistan intelligence agencies have instructed its units all over the country to constantly keep a watch on the activities of Hizb-ut-Tahrir and other religious outfits such as Sunni Tehreek, Tabligh Jamaat and Dawat-e-Islami to thwart their…

Karzai Visits Delhi, Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement

By Shubha Singh* “Breakfast in Amritsar, lunch in Lahore, dinner in Kabul and then breakfast in Teheran,” -Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai unveiled, with these words, his vision for the region as an area of seamless travel. The Afghan leader was…

Karzai unviels his vision of South Asia

New Delhi: The Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday, Oct 5, unveiled his vision of the future of Afghanistan and South Asia. Delivering the third R.K. Mishra Memorial Lecture here, Karzai who signed an agreement on  strategic partnership with India…

Islamabad fiddles while Karachi burns

By Surinder Kumar Sharma* Karachi is once again bleeding driven by a complex web of ethnic, political and social tensions. Essentially a turf war between rival political groups and the heavily armed groups linked to them, the current wave of…

Singh’s visit to B’desh and the Mamata hurdle

Dhaka: The participation of Chief Ministers of four Indian states and a large entourage of Union ministers and officials underscored the importance India’s ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government gave to the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Dhaka.…

Singh for upswing in Indo-Bangladesh ties

It should be fairly easy to travel to a neighbouring country, but not in South Asia where it is easier to travel to more distant parts of the world. Past hostilities, resentments, suspicions have long made the borders difficult to…