With respect to the subcontinent, India can benefit from greater regional cooperation, economic integration and connectivity. At this year’s Annual Conclave of Indian Ambassadors/High Commissioners, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh offered… Continue reading "A considered disentanglement"
A review of Neville Bolt’s The Violent Image. Insurgency is as old man’s first effort at organised government in the ancient river valleys of the Near East and Asia. Wherever… Continue reading "Lethal ideas and insurgent memory"
Previous governments in the region were able to “rule” the Pashtuns by exploiting tribal divisions, whether undermining individual leaders by exacerbating tribal division or simply by enacting rules that hold tribal leaders responsible for their community’s actions. The current structure of the Taliban, as a de-tribalised insurgency, means that the usual methods of working within the tribal system are far less effective, if at all.