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Pakistan: An Evolving State

Paper No. 5414                                      Dated 3-Mar-2013

By B.Raman

In our preoccupation with the anti-India activities of the Pakistani jihadi organisations,  we should not overlook the positive factors that have brought a ray of hope not only to Pakistan, but to the region as a whole.

Pakistan Army’s Graveyard of Imperial Pretensions-Afghanistan

Paper No. 5409                                           Dated 26-Feb-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

The projected drawback of United States and NATO Forces in 2014 has once again rekindled Pakistan Army’s imperial pretensions over Afghanistan. Post-2014 scenarios being discussed in the strategic community paint dismal scenarios of Afghanistan re-emerging as a global and regional hotspot with destabilising spill-over effects all around.

United States Global War on Terror: Exploding the Myths

 

Paper No. 5384                                          Dated 4-Feb-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States “Global War on Terror” launched by the United States in the wake of 9/11 Islamist terrorists’ attacks on New York and Washington marked the first decade of the 21st Century and overwhelmingly determined United States strategic, foreign policy and political policy formulations, virtually to the exclusion of anything else.

Cases of Headley & Rana: What Next?

Paper No. 5378                Dated 26-Jan-2013

By B.Raman

Pakistan in Crisis Again

Paper No. 5373                                        Dated 20-Jan-2013

By Kazi Anwarul Masud

Pakistan could have descended into chaos  if the political crisis that suddenly emerged recently had not been resolved.

Media bytes on developments in India-Pakistan relations

Paper No. 5370                                     Dated 19-Jan-2013

By Col R Hariharan

[Here is a summary of my comments to print and television media on the India-Pakistan standoff on specific issues raised by them on January 15 & 17.]

On Indian Prime Minister’s strong statement and later developments

Tahir-Ul-Qadri: Need to Reserve Judgement

 

Paper No. 5369                                        Dated 18-Jan-2013

By B. Raman

It is difficult to satisfactorily analyse and assess Allama Tahir-ul-Qadri, a Canadian cleric of Pakistani origin, who has suddenly returned to Pakistan to start a street movement against the civilian Government and traditional political parties on grounds of widespread corruption and bad governance.

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