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Sunday
, December 30, 2001
Lead Article

2001: A WORLD AT WAR WITH ITSELF

TERRORIST violence whiplashed the world in 2001, startling it out of its smugness. There were several wars in the last century, including two World Wars, but the first year of this century saw a radically different scenario — highly motivated groups of people launching attacks on nation-states. Whether it was an attack on the WTC, New York, or on the Indian Parliament, the shadowy figure of the terrorist loomed large in homes and outside, menacingly. The subcontinent specially was in turmoil with conflicts emerging sharply in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. As the year draws to a close, many hold their breath anxiously and wonder— what next?

 

 

 

 

 


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