Tag Archives: Zarb-e-Azb

Quetta Blast and A Confused Chorus

Pakistan is indeed a victim of a proxy war. Yet, it should ponder over the causes and try to address them. The selective application of its anti-terrorism strategy will hardly be credible.

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CPEC: Paradoxical Approaches

Are Pakistanis taking a whole-of-government approach to coordinate counterterrorism and counter-radicalization strategies? Actions under the National Action Plan and its anti-terrorism operation are impressive, but where is the long-term strategy to replace hard power with the soft power of the state?

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Great Guns

What does Pakistan need these F16s for? And why is the Obama administration ready ignore protests by India, which the US president had so far been calling a natural ally? Does it really reflect a new sense of justice towards Pakistan by a hitherto-skeptical United States? And what did India really want to achieve by publicly sharing its displeasure?

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Untying the Afghan Knot

As 2016 begins, leaders in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan should bury the hatchet, give up proxy wars, and give way to confidence instead of suspicion. They must share responsibilities and together defeat the enemies of peace and progress.

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Accountabilty and Pakistan’s War on Terrorism

Principles and standards for honesty and integrity must apply impartially because it is patently unfair to hold only civilians accountable and not target those in uniform. If Pakistan is to fight terrorism successfully, principles and standards for honesty and integrity must apply impartially.

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US Set to Sell Pakistan Arms Worth $1b

The weapons being sold to Islamabad include advanced AH-1Z Viper Attack Helicopters and AGM-114R Hellfire II Missiles.

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Pakistan and the Crucible of Terror

There is a formidable challenge in reversing the consequences of Pakistan’s flawed policies of ‘strategic depth’ and containing the contagion of religious radicalization. Until the government, and its entire security apparatus, drastically revises its strategic matrix, divorces itself from the radical groups it helped create and draws up an internal security strategy, it will find it hard to shake off the image that Pakistan is the crucible of terrorism.

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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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Pakistan: Quest for Homeland Security

Coordination in intelligence failure to prevent the terrorist attack near Pakistan-India border despite early warning was a major security lapse. To address lack of coordination, Pakistan must create an umbrella “Homeland Security” Command to combine all available resources of logistics, manpower, intelligence, communication, operations etc. from both civil and military resources.

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A Crucial Phase in Pakistan’s War Against Terrorism

Appeasement is not an option, terrorism cannot be wished away – and certainly not by good faith and misplaced logic when your brutal antagonists pursue their living by your deaths. There is only one solution to Pakistan's terrorist problem, and that is to eliminate it.

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