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From 'Arab spring' to a grim Arab summer

From 'Arab spring' to a grim Arab summer

  By Sol W. Sanders What a few months ago seemed an irresistible wave of rising expectations forcing a renaissance in Tunisia, Egypt and other “moderate” Muslim societies, now has been stymied.  But the uprisings have had economic and political consequences. Other consequences, still unforeseen, are bound to come along, but for the moment we […]

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Killing of senior journalist rocks Pakistan's media community

By Malik Ayub Sumbal     ISLAMABAD — A senior correspondent was found dead on May 31 near Sarai Alamgir, 150 kilometers (93 miles) southeast of Islamabad.      The killing of Syed Saleem Shahzad, a senior investigative reporter for the Hong Kong-based online newspaper Asian Times and an Italian news Adnkronos International (AKI) agency, has shattered Pakistan’s journalist’s community and is being […]

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As U.S.-Pakistan ties cool, China waits with open arms

As U.S.-Pakistan ties cool, China waits with open arms

By John J. Metzler  UNITED NATIONS — Hillary Clinton descended upon Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, in a political damage control mode. The Secretary of State arrived days after Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in a flourish of rhetoric, described the People’s Republic of China as his country’s “best friend.” And just weeks earlier, the […]

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Shanghai Cooperation Organization thwarting U.S. interests in Mideast, Central Asia

Shanghai Cooperation Organization thwarting U.S. interests in Mideast, Central Asia

By Fariborz Saremi Recently the U.S. government suffered a major diplomatic setback in the Central Asian region when Rasoul, the Afghan Foreign Minister, traveled to Beijing to discuss proposals for tightening Afghan relations with the Chinese government despite prior American warnings that it should not do so. Rasoul’s four day trip was particularly irksome as it […]

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Bin Laden successor Saif al Adel: U.S.-trained Egyptian colonel and formulator, in Iran, of long-term jihad strategy

Bin Laden successor Saif al Adel: U.S.-trained Egyptian colonel and formulator, in Iran, of long-term jihad strategy

By Yossef Bodansky, Global Information System Around May 15, jihadist circles reported that Saif al-Adel (Sword of Justice) had been appointed caretaker leader of Al Qaida until a successor for Osama bin Laden was selected and nominated by the bin Laden shura. Ayman al-Zawahiri remained the spiritual guide who would monitor international contacts of the […]

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U.S. intel: Evidence at bin Laden compound points to contacts by ISI

U.S. intel: Evidence at bin Laden compound points to contacts by ISI

 Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com The government of Pakistan, especially its military and intelligence service, are coming under intense criticism for the role or ignorance of the five-year residence of Osama bin Laden who lived near a military base 35 miles from Pakistan’s capital. U.S. intelligence agencies have uncovered evidence that Pakistani intelligence and military […]

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Why the U.S. must not allow the nuclear state Pakistan to implode

Why the U.S. must not allow the nuclear state Pakistan to implode

By Sol W. Sanders Everything about Pakistan from its very beginning has been anomalous. It was dreamed up by romantic poets but survival has depended on a stolid military drawing on British Indian Army professionalism. Its parameters were defined by Islam but its secularist elite sought a nation-state where none had ever existed. Its ethnic […]

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Congratulations Mr. President; Now it's time to rethink your approach to the Muslim world

Congratulations Mr. President; Now it's time to rethink your  approach to the Muslim world

 By Ed Koch    Everyone around the world should welcome the killing of Osama bin Laden by Navy Seals this weekend, but we know that is not to be.  However, this momentous event does not mean that our war against terrorism is over.  It will go on for years to come.  It is a war declared […]

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Dealing with a cowardly superterrorist the right way: Up close and personal

Dealing with a cowardly superterrorist  the right way: Up close and personal

 By John J. Metzler     NEW YORK — Returning to New York Sunday night, the sweeping view of Manhattan from the bridge was unusually clear; the skyline, the shimmering lights, and the still sadly gaping void where the World Trade Center once stood. I still can never view lower Manhattan without remembering the searing events of September […]

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Bin Laden killed in Pakistan in ground op based on U.S. intelligence

Bin Laden killed in Pakistan in ground op based on U.S. intelligence

Osama Bin Laden was killed not by a drone strike, but up close during a firefight with U.S. troops. He was not living in a cave when he died, but in a million-dollar mansion with seven-foot walls just 40 miles from the Pakistani capital, where U.S. forces killed him Sunday. The U.S. had been monitoring […]