Durand Line is the root of the AfPak conflict

The killing of Osama bin Laden in a Pakistan compound was a major success for the US. It may make the commitment for the troop withdrawal easier, but will have no significant effect on the Afghan problem. I had written this piece during the very hours when the operation in Abbottabad was still going on. [...]

Saleem Samad’s triptych (part 2): Bangladesh, the next epi center for Islamic terrorism*

Bangladesh is a country, which has increasingly been worrying the international community, but more importantly South Asian countries including India and Pakistan, for the meteoric rise of militant Islamism which has been biting into the secular identity of the second largest Muslim democracy.  The new independent state of Bangladesh emerged as a secular polity with [...]

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