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December 15, 2003

What after Saddam's capture?
'So long as the feeling of injury and anger continue, the motivation for resistance is likely to remain strong despite the capture of Saddam.'

September 10, 2003

The Guilty Men of 9/11
Definitely Ehansaul Haq and most probably Musharraf himself, were aware of Al Qaeda's plans for the terrorist strikes in the US, but for reasons not clear, they chose not to alert the US about it.

August 26, 2003

Why is Mumbai a tempting target?
'It would be incorrect to see the blasts merely as an act of reprisal for the Gujarat riots. They have to be seen as part of the ISI's plan to weaken the Indian economy by destabilising Mumbai.'

July 23, 2003

Beware the Maulana!
There is concern that wooing Maulana Fazlur Rehman might prove counter-productive and lead to an aggravation of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

June 27, 2003

The politics of aid
'Pakistan's religious and Opposition parties have ridiculed the over-projected results of Musharraf's meeting with Bush and the readiness with which Musharraf accepted the new aid offer despite the conditions.'

June 26, 2003

The handshake at Camp David
'Many Pakistanis -- particularly religious, fundamentalist elements -- suspect the US has been using Finance Minister Shaukat Aziz to keep a watch on the goings-on in the nuclear and missile establishments.'

June 12, 2003

Taming the Tamil Tigers
'The LTTE is keeping open the possibility of renewed hostilities at an opportune time if it is not able to achieve its unreasonable demands at the negotiating table.'

May 21, 2003

Al Qaeda: The threat to India
Osama bin Laden's recent reference to the US and Kashmir throws open the danger of a terrorist strike against US and Israeli nationals/interests in India.

May 12, 2003

Jamali: ever the yes-man of Pakistan's rulers
'While Jamali has been doing all the talking on India's proposal for the resumption of bilareral talks, the directions are coming from Musharraf.'

April 22, 2003

LTTE proves Chandrika right
'The lack of transparency surrounding the peace talks and the prime minister's reluctance to clearly articulate the government position and seek the president's concurrence for it remain major roadblocks to a successful outcome.'


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