The Next Al Qaeda? Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Future of Terrorism in South Asia

The November/December 2011 issue of the World Affairs Journal contains a paper of mine on militancy in South Asia.

“The Next Al Qaeda: Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Future of Terrorism in South Asia” describes a major shift in South Asian militancy that has occurred largely under American radars. I argue that Lashkar-e-Taiba has morphed from a militia operating in Kashmir to a regional broker with designs on becoming the next global terror network. But in its narrow search for “Al Qaeda,” the United States has ignored LeT and its local affiliates, allowing LeT to step into any void left by bin Laden’s group.

The paper is available on the WAJ website here and in PDF form here.

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