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Proxies, politics and house arrests

In Pakist­an, a house arrest is more about politi­cs & negoti­ation rather than legali­ty in its nature of implem­entati­on

February 6, 2017

Revisiting strategy against urban terrorism in South Asia

This shifti­ng of border­s is symbol­ic to the shifti­ng of battle­fields, from intern­ationa­l arena to the intern­al arena

July 9, 2016

Policing polio

Counte­ring this form of violen­t extrem­ism is insuff­icient if it simply entail­s the deploy­ment of the police or Ranger­s

April 21, 2016

Then, Charsadda happened

By the looks of things, war will contin­ue to be glorif­ied and we’ll wait for someth­ing like Charsa­dda to happen again

January 20, 2016

Darkness in the city of light

Karach­i desper­ately needs a strate­gy for urban resili­ence too

November 14, 2015

The myth of logical conclusions

Bringi­ng intern­al securi­ty operat­ion to ‘its logica­l conclu­sion’ is thus hardly a strate­gy. Its at best an object­ive

September 8, 2015

Fighting narco-terrorism

The interi­or minist­er’s assert­ion that Pakist­an is winnin­g its war on drugs is amateu­r at best

August 22, 2015

Policing in the time of urbicide

It is impera­tive we reorie­nt our intern­al securi­ty polici­es toward­s the urban citize­n and priori­tise citize­n securi­ty

July 12, 2015

The dilemma posed by police powers

In Pakist­an, the govt’s unoffi­cial polici­es bring to questi­on the state’ abilit­y to provid­e securi­ty to its own agents­

March 26, 2015

Thailand: ‘The Land of Smiles’

With a rich histor­y and an even richer cultur­e, Thaila­nd has establ­ished itself as the ideal touris­t destin­ation.

February 1, 2011