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Kim Sengupta



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'Lone wolf' attackers will still remain a security nightmare

The police and security services face obvious difficulties in foiling the threat, lacking the advantage offered by others affiliated to known terrorist organisations ...

World at war is good news for Kalashnikov

One wonders what Kalashnikov, the a holder of the Stalin Prize First Class, three Orders of Lenin and the Hero of Socialist Labour title, would have made of that. ...

UK has a vile tradition of complicity with extremists

The British state is culpable for what has unfolded. For years, violent radical groups were allowed to use this country as a base to carry out attacks abroad...

The West should learn to work with Karzai

When it came to Afghan politics, Karzai has been remarkably active:There is a pattern to his realpolitik, making and breaking alliances, ensuring candidates will be grateful for his support...

Price that war correspondents pay

This is particularly so for those seeking to report from rebel-held areas and the threat from Al Qaeda-linked groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant which kidnapped Javier and Ricardo...

Déjà vu is perceptibly missing in Ukraine now

We need to remember that that little corner of the world is always going to mean more, much more, to Putin than to us, and we should refrain from making threats on which we're not going to deliver...

Global response needed to contain poaching

A careful watch is also kept on the elephants as well as a group of exotic residents, white lions, which this reserve was one of the first to introduce back into the wild....

Masterminding the second phase of Syria's civil war

The man with the expression of exasperation on his face was Sergei Lavrov, the Foreign Minister of Russia, the power that has kept Bashar Al Assad's regime from collapse. ...

Geneva II talk has been a triumph of sorts

That was the beginning of the Arab Spring. Ben Ali and his avaricious wife, Leila Trabelsi, soon fled, along with most of their kleptocratic coterie. ...

Ominous will be West's exit from Afghanistan

The last day of December 2001 was an important day for Afghanistan. The agreement had been signed with the Northern Alliance to deploy an international force into the country...