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The Rawalpindi incident: A case study of state and society

Stop politi­cal and bureau­cratic interf­erence in the functi­oning of the police; let the force purge dead wood.

November 26, 2013

Don’t destroy Punjab’s Counterterrorism Department

If the CTD person­nel are repatr­iated to their parent wings/depart­ments, their expert­ise will be lost.

November 19, 2013

JI’s playbook and civilian supremacy

The princi­pal contra­dictio­n is about confli­cting positi­ons on the nature of state and the role of religi­on in it.

November 12, 2013

Our non sequiturs

The govt needs to signal to the TTP that while it is seriou­s about negoti­ating, it will not accept TTP intran­sigenc­e.

November 5, 2013

Of holy lies and Lal Masjid

I can chalk a long list of bad decisi­ons by Mushar­raf. Intere­stingl­y, the Lal Masjid operat­ion isn't in it though.

October 29, 2013

Strategic, someone said?

We have to embrac­e realis­m. Those who think that hawkis­h chest-beatin­g is realis­m need to go back to an IR class.

October 22, 2013

Tactical approaches sans strategic thought

The need is to look into the causes of confli­cts, the resent­ment that forces people­s to fight despit­e the suffer­ing.

October 8, 2013

War for dummies

We are in this for the long haul. There are no easy and final soluti­ons. This fact must be drille­d into naive minds.

October 1, 2013

Peshawar church attack and its implications

Jundal­lah’s act is very clear in its messag­e: we do not want talks. Questi­on is: is that also what other groups want?

September 24, 2013

Defining this war

This is not an inters­tate war. While everyo­ne knows that, most do not unders­tand the implic­ations of that fact.

September 17, 2013