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سولہ دسمبر کا دن ہمارے لئے قیامت صغریٰ ہی تو تھااس رات ایسی کوئی آنکھ نہ ہوگی جو اشکبار نہ ہو۔
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TTP’s Karachi Connection

Karachi attracts TTP because it is Pakistan’s largest city, with approximately 20 million people and is home to many different ethnic and linguistic groups, making it easier for them to operate clandestinely.

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Karachi Airport Attack and the Myth of Peace Negotiations

Whoever had denied the presence of the TTP in Karachi, should be reconsidering their opinion now.

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The Non-Negotiable Deal

Historically, religious indoctrination has been used as a common practice in Pakistan to produce the element of nationalism and patriotism to deter the enemies of Islam and Pakistan.

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Swat, Mullah Fazalullah and the ‘Terror Game’

The comeback of one of the most brutal commanders of TTP and his latest design to have his battleground, the Malakand division, as his headquarters raised fears on one hand and reinforced the usual conspiracy theories on the other.

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Beyond Talks or Operations

Saif Ullah Nasar With the recent rise in tide of terrorism, we are again in the maze of whether to fight the militants or to get into talks with them. The way both ‘talk or operation’ positions are framed, a

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Understanding Negotiation as a Counter-Terrorism Strategy: Are We Ready to Talk to the TTP?

Zoha Waseem Upon initial readings of literature in favour of talking to terrorists, several rather appealing elements stand out conceptually. There is the moral element: might does not make right. There is the humanitarian element: violence breeds grievances that breed

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Sectarianism: Approaching Identity Politics

Zoha Waseem Vali Nasr has explained that ‘[sectarianism] can be better understood as a form of ethnic posturing: mobilisation of a group identity for political ends in lieu of class, ideology or party affiliation’. Sectarianism, like ethnicity, is difficult to

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The Chessboard Goes to Yemen

  Zoha Waseem   Officials from the United States have argued time and again that al Qaeda has been globally weakened. The world rejoiced bin Laden’s death, handing Obama a second presidential term on a platter for fulfilling the one

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Of Holy Months and Unholy Terror

Zoha Waseem   ‘And so, the contention is, Ramadan is "the month of Jihad". Yet, there can be no moral equivalence between a battle fought in self-defence, such as those waged by the Prophet during Ramadan, and brutal militant attacks

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Post-Elections Theatre of Terror in Pakistan

Zoha Waseem Post-elections, Pakistan has offered little respite from terrorist violence and militancy within the country as is evident from the on-going spate of attacks in the summer of 2013. Trends can easily be noted in terrorist activity in comparison

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