Can Obama administration truly break from past policy or will it just create a military-plus add-on to it? Only a total break from the catastrophe that George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld created in Afghanistan will offer pathways to a v
Its effects could be catastrophic, creating a severe crisis within the army and in Pakistan at large. It will only create a state of permanent mayhem in the region, resulting in ever more violence and terror, as well as heightened support for jihadi
Like his late wife, Zardari, too, is now being laundered, just like the money he made when last in office as minister for investment. Zardari is perfectly suited to being a total creature of Washington.
It's a tragedy for a country on a road to more disasters. Torrents and foaming cataracts lie ahead. And it is a personal tragedy. The house of Bhutto has lost another member. Father, two sons and now a daughter have all died unnatural deaths.
Our statement did not lend support to the CPM's actions in Nandigram or its recent economic policies in West Bengal, nor was that our intention. On the contrary, we asserted ... that we found them tragically wrong.
Blair's ideological zealotry has helped destroy Iraq, revive the Taliban in Afghanistan, increase the threat of terror in Britain and introduce repressive laws that were not enforced even in the second world war.
The Muslim world with two of its countries—Iraq and Afghanistan— directly occupied by Western troops does not need to be reminded of the language of the Crusades. Violence was and is not the prerogative of any single religion as the continuing Israel
This is not one of those carefully orchestrated "orange" affairs with its mass-produced placards, rah-rah gals and giant PR firms. It has nothing to do with religion. It is the culmination of decades of social, cultural and economic oppression. Somet