A Dangerous Dimension of the US Drawdown in Afghanistan

April 05, 2014

An overly hasty exit from Afghanistan could embolden terrorist groups. In just over a decade, what started as the War on Terror instead morphed into a badly delayed and compromised exercise in nation-building in Afghanistan. This failure, based on an inadequate appreciation of ground...

India: A Perfidious State

July 19, 2013

Political correctness has corroded the edifice of Indian democracy. Ishrat Jahan, a 19-year-old college student, was killed along with three accomplices in an encounter with police on June 15, 2004. The incident took place on a road connecting the cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar in Gujarat....

Ishrat Jahan: The Politics of a “Fake Encounter”

July 09, 2013

The ongoing Ishrat Jahan fake encounter saga epitomizes India’s incoherence in tackling terrorism. Ishrat Jahan, a Mumbai college student, was killed on June 15, 2004, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat. Three other individuals, Javed Shaikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Amjadali...