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Taliban makes a comeback in Pakistan’s tribal areas

With a resurgent Taliban and growing ISIS, no one is safe in Afghanistan

The silver lining is that Trump’s expanded troop presence is meant to help fill lingering gaps in Afghan security capacities—including intelligence collection.

The jihadist threat from Bangladesh is real and growing

When it comes to Islamist terrorism, Bangladesh hardly figures on the mental map of most Americans. The world needs to start taking the threat from the South Asian country more seriously.
Activists of Bajrang Dal during a bike rally

क्यों अपने आप को ISIS जैसा अतिवादी साबित करना चाहते हैं हिंदु : तसलीमा नसरीन

यह उसी तरह की राजनीति है, जिसने भारत का विभाजन एक बार करवाया था और शायद एक बार फिर करवा दे, लेखिका तसलीमा नसरीन बताती हैं.
Activists of Bajrang Dal during a bike rally

Why are Hindus trying to prove that they can become ISIS-like extremists: Taslima Nasreen

Shambhulal may be in jail, but thousands of Shambhulals are walking about free with their anger, disgust, and hatred.
Representational image of a vehicular terrorist attack.

Global Pulse: ‘Allahu Abkar’ as a terrorism-marker in a terror-numbed world

The everyday-ness of terrorism could be making people terror-numb.
Destroyed neighbourhood in Raqqa | Source: Wiki Commons

Global Pulse: Raqqa is captured, but ISIS still has time on its side; China’s National Congress: diligent or dogmatic?

American-backed forces may claim to have seized the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, but the Islamic State is not beaten and will return.
American president Donald Trump can criticise the nuclear deal with Iran, but won't be able to negotiate a better deal.

Global Pulse: The campaigner-in-chief at United Nations, the sun is finally shining on Greece

The contrast between Trump's predecessor and his approach to the UN could not have been more telling.
The Centre has told the Supreme Court that Rohingya refugees pose a national security threat to India

Rohingyas are a ‘serious’ threat, Centre tells Supreme Court

The central government is going to state its final stand on deporting Rohingya refugees in the next hearing on 3 October in the Supreme Court.
Rohingya refugees at a camp in New Delhi

The flood of Rohingya refugees can pose a security risk to India

India must work with Myanmar, Bangladesh to minimise effect of violence on Rohingya refugees so that they are not susceptible to exploitation.

Now Donald Trump Jr in trouble, Iraqi troops finally re-claim Mosul and top cardinal returns home to face sexual assault charges

DONALD TRUMP JR., PROMISED DAMAGING CLINTON INFO, MET WITH RUSSIAN LAWYER A bombshell New York Times report published Sunday revealed that Donald Trump Jr. agreed to meet a prominent Russian lawyer

On Camera

Indian origin Senator Kamala Harris

What’s in a name? A lot, if it’s Kamala Harris

Senator David Purdue's mal-pronunciation of Harris's name is emblematic of the struggle minorities have faced while fighting for their rights in US's history.

India at the doorstep of economic revival, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

Speaking at a book launch, Das said India followed the fiscal expansion path to deal with Covid-related challenges and govt will have to spell out a fiscal roadmap post-Covid.

Defence

Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane | Photo: ANI

Next military reforms should be to set up integrated theatre commands, says Army chief

Army chief General MM Naravane also said the integration of the armed forces was an inevitability as it would lead to tri-services synergy and optimisation of resources.
Illustration by Soham Sen

NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.