Tag Archives: Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan

Hybrid Warfare

Pakistan-India border has remained tense since the rise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After suspending the peace dialogue with Islamabad, New Delhi has now suspended the bus service between Pakistan and Indian-administered Kashmirs, raising fears of further instability in one of the most militarized regions of the world. Here is one Pakistani perception about India’s strategy.

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A View From India: The Entrepreneurs of Violence

Understanding the TTP attack in Peshawar would involve looking at the group’s structure, the role of ideology and the impact of Pakistan’s counter-insurgency operations.

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US Needs New Strategy to Combat Terrorism: Study

Since 2010, there has been a 58 percent increase in the number of jihadist groups, a doubling of jihadist fighters and a tripling of attacks by al Qa'ida affiliates. The most significant threat to the U.S., a new study concludes, comes from terrorist groups operating in Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Pakistan’s Blowback Mountain

The major problem facing Pakistan is the vacillation of the government in dealing decisively with the terrorists because (1) fear of blowback in the urban areas if there is any major counter-insurgency operations in the mountains and (2) some terrorists groups in the Punjab (province) have loose links with influential political elements, they not only fear their presence in their …

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Pakistan’s War and Peace Conundrum

The March 3 Islamabad attack highlights the fact that the TTP (Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, the umbrella organization of extremists fighting the Pakistani state) either, viz (1) has no control over most of its 30 plus factions (and certainly not on the 60 or so ones criminally inclined but existing under the cover name of TTP), or worse (2) is deliberately ignoring …

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Pakistan May Launch Major Operation Against Taliban

Pakistan is on the verge of launching a major military operation in North Waziristan tribal region near the country’s porous border with Afghanistan after talks with the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (the umbrella organization of dozens of Pakistani extremist groups) for bringing peace to the country collapsed. Reports from North Waziristan, considered a bastion of TTP and its Al-Qaeda affiliates, suggests …

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