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March 20, 2003

Iraq: D-Day and After
'In the immediate and short term, there is a strong possibility of anti-US demonstrations and terrorist attacks.'

March 18, 2003

Iraq war will strengthen jihadi forces
'India cannot hope to remain insulated for long from the impact of this anger on its own Muslim community.'

March 14, 2003

Lessons from the Mumbai blasts
'For every successful act of terrorism there are many which were prevented by timely and precise intelligence, but the public will always judge the intelligence agencies by what they could not prevent,' says B Raman.

March 7, 2003

Is the net closing in on Osama?
'There is palpable nervousness in Pakistani official circles that he may ultimately be found in their territory, thereby adding to American suspicions about their links with Al Qaeda.'

March 4, 2003

The curious case of Khalid Sheikh
Is the Al Qaeda leader in US or Pakistani custody? B Raman examines the evidence.

March 3, 2003

How significant is Khalid Sheikh's arrest?
'It is doubtful if his arrest will cause any major disruptions in AL Qaeda's operations.'

February 26, 2003

The Karachi Attack: The Kashmir Link
'The attack on the Kashmiri Shias from Gilgit is probably in retaliation for what the Lashkar views as their collaboration with US intelligence,' says B Raman

February 20, 2003

The Intelligence game
While US intelligence agencies are willing to help India deal with terrorism, they are not willing to help prove that Pakistan sponsors terrorism, says B Raman

January 13, 2003

'We should leave Pakistan to stew in her own juice!'
'Pakistan deserves to be declared a rogue state. How I wish that geography could be changed.' Remembering R N Kao, the legendary spymaster.

December 12, 2002

The North Korea-Yemen connection
'The US has been closely monitoring all ships originating from North Korea to detect missile shipments bound for the Gulf region, lest some of these missiles find their way into the arsenal of Saddam Hussein, or Pakistan.'

November 29, 2002

Wakeup call from Mombasa
'By targeting foreign travellers and civil aircraft, bin Laden's organisations are trying to create a fear of travel and insecurity in the emerging markets of the world.'

November 22, 2002

Terrorism's Enduring Threat
'It is important for the States countering terrorism to keep the focus on terrorism as a scourge and on the human tragedies in the form of large civilian casualties perpetrated by the terrorists.'

October 14, 2002

Indonesian terrorists want to establish Islamic Caliphate in South East Asia
'The pan-Islamic organisations blame Hinduism for making Islam soft in Indonesia.'

September 18, 2002

Al Qaeda's new home
'The sanctuaries now enjoyed by Al Qaeda in Karachi would not have been possible without the complicity of the ISI and Karachi's underworld. Since 1994, Dawood Ibrahim has emerged as the godfather of Karachi's underworld.'

August 27, 2002

Pak's devious ploy
'Musharraf has shown a disturbing determination not to act against pan-Islamic organisations active in J&K. Their objective is to bring J&K under the sway of pan-Islamism.'

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