A review of ISIS: the State of Terror by Jessica Stern and JM Berger. Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold, Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world. The blood-dimmed tide is… Continue reading "ISIS: the State of Terror"
An important signifier of a liberal democracy is its power to introspect and retain its identity, especially when its politics shifts. A government in a liberal democracy that comes into… Continue reading "The Turkish conundrum"
The primary threat to India emanates not from ISIS, but from Pakistan in the form of jihadi groups aided and abetted by that country’s military-security establishment. The dramatic rise of the group… Continue reading "The gathering storm"
While liberal democracy may be the least imperfect system yet known to man, it is not very clear whether mankind will pursue this desirable destination without long and costly detours.… Continue reading "No end to history?"
Leaders hunting for a rationale to take action against ISIS could consider the risk of it serving as an incubator for future domestic terrorists. Is ISIS a risk to international… Continue reading "Riding on tigers"
The movement of IDPs and potential militants into Balochistan will prove to be disastrous for the province with serious implications for regional security. On June 15th, 2014, the Pakistani Armed… Continue reading "Impact Balochistan"