Christophe Jaffrelot The Indian Express Group

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Network problem

Tuesday 31 December '13

Recent assassinations of two members of the Haqqani network could indicate a rift with the ISI
Sardar and the swayamsevaks

Saturday 7 December '13

Patel appreciated some RSS attributes. But he was not in favour of letting the organisation penetrate the state apparatus.
Swat hardened

Thursday 14 November '13

Why Fazlullah’s leadership bodes ill for peace talks in Pakistan.
Silence speaks more

Thursday 7 November '13

Modi attempts a new tone towards Muslims. But facts from Gujarat tell another story.
Tortured ties

Tuesday 22 October '13

When Sharif meets Obama, the issue of drone strikes will be on his mind.
Dangerous liaisons

Tuesday 15 October '13

The problematic relationship between politicians and the police is one aspect of the dysfunction that assails Gujarat Police
Gujarat's law unto itself

Monday 30 September '13

If the Gujarat Lokayukta Aayog Bill becomes law, it will reduce the lokayukta’s independence and create inequalities among states
The other militancy

Thursday 26 September '13

In Pakistan, the Shia-Sunni conflict is causing a vertical split in society.
No model state

Friday 6 September '13

In Gujarat, growth relies on indebtedness. And relegates development.
On Kabul, take a wider view

Monday 26 August '13

It is in India’s interests to encourage dialogue between Karzai and Sharif
The parivar in America

Thursday 15 August '13

The importance of the NRIs and NRGs — for the BJP and Modi — is growing
Forests of the night

Monday 29 July '13

How Chhattisgarh became a sanctuary, and then a laboratory, for Naxals
Three to tango

Monday 8 July '13

Under Sharif, Pakistan’s equations with Saudi Arabia and Iran will change
A tale of two BJPs

Tuesday 25 June '13

Today, Advani and Modi represent two visions of the party and its possibilities
The new-old Nawaz Sharif

Tuesday 4 June '13

He might not be the man he was in the 1990s. For Pakistan, that’s a good thing
Party in the dock

Thursday 9 May '13

Citizens’ confidence in the judiciary remains strong, and their trust in the power of the vote is high. But faith in the political party is imperilled
Rule of gavel

Thursday 25 April '13

Pakistan is experiencing a government of judges by default
A class of his own

Wednesday 17 April '13

How the support of the neo-middle class has been crucial to Modi's rise
Under a Southern sun

Monday 1 April '13

But is India content with being a junior partner in the BRICS?
The missing democrats

Thursday 21 March '13

Why parliamentary democracy is still not secure in Pakistan


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