By Raja Farrukh Zeb The two states Pakistan and India started their formal dialogue at the end of 1947, to talk about the payment of money to Pakistan along with a share in the assets, which India denied at first. The two countries also held meetings in 1972 to discuss the issue of the […]
Posts Tagged ‘9/11’
By Cynthia M. Lardner A Conversation with Jamie Shea, NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges
AFP photo By Cynthia M. Lardner Many different radicalized extremist groups operate in Afghanistan, including the Afghan Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and ISIS. While ISIS and the Taliban share an ultraconservative interpretation of Islam with the avowed purpose of advancing radicalized Islam, the difference stops there. Whereas ISIS and al-Qaeda have adopted a global jihad against […]
By Ogunniyi Abayomi An ideology of a malignant affair that eludes a destabilizing compromise to fulfil the fanatic verse of the book in the name of religious belief.
Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters By Mica Rosenberg Families of Sept. 11 victims and others who may seek to sue foreign governments accused of supporting terrorism in the United States still face significant legal hurdles, despite a boost from passage of a law allowing such cases to proceed.
Alex Smailes By Don Krieger
Timothy A Clary/AFP By Sabena Siddiqi Donald Trump is quite a well-known personality around the world, even before his election campaign most people would have identified him as the host of the NBC show ‘The Apprentice’. Last year he resigned from his contract at NBC to start an election campaign. Having no great achievement to his […]
Bill Pugliano By Tom Arms So much of diplomacy is common sense. You make a promise. You keep it. That is a simple and easily understandable rule of life. You break the promise and you suffer the consequences.
KPBS photo By Don Krieger Six weeks after 9/11, the Patriot Act passed, granting police and federal authorities broad rights to search and hold American citizens without due process. As a nation, we willingly submitted to this sacrifice of our freedoms, and so handed our tormentors a far greater victory than they could have imagined.
Francois Lenoir/Reuters By Cynthia M. Lardner The fight against violent extremism is being fought by a shift in global consciousness resulting in a collective effort by governments, NGOs and stakeholders, including individuals at the local level. Radicalized extremism, which has nothing to do with religion, is an ideology founded on inducing fear of imagined […]
EPA photo By Rupen Savoulian The Washington Post published an article in mid-October 2015, stating that the American government’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is finally redressing the growing terrorism problem inside the United States – no, not the much-hyped and exaggerated threat from the Islamist camp, but the real and growing menace of ultra-right […]
AP photo By Ratnesh Dwivedi One of the largest military engagements the United States has been involved in after the second world war is in Afghanistan. The war in Afghanistan began on 7 October 2001 as the armed forces of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, France, and the Afghan United Front (Northern Alliance) launched Operation Enduring […]
Reuters/Fayaz Aziz By Kay Johnson (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Pakistan angrily criticised Donald Trump, frontrunner for the U.S. Republican presidential nomination, for saying he would force the country to free a jailed Pakistani doctor believed to have helped the CIA hunt down al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
By Rupen Savoulian A group of heavily armed anti-government militia members, having taken over several government buildings, are currently destroying archaeological sites of critical importance and building their own infrastructure in defiance of the laws of the land.
By Sattar Rind European security has failed badly and is not working, something we have for a long time been hearing, especially after 9/11, when European countries’ security measures had supposedly been increased. This was proved further following the 7/7 attacks in London, the tallest claims of any such strengthening falling for the world to see.
By Shakeel Haider It’s no more a unipolar world but a world with a total breach of peace and harmony. History either repeats itself or not but the world situation looks like very much like the decade of the 1980s.
By Tom Arms Brussels was devastating. So was Paris, London, Madrid and of course the horrific destruction of the soaring twin towers of New York. Now just think how much more worse it would have been if the suicidal religious fanatics had a nuclear bomb.
By Semra Dehamna Muslim women stand out in the Western media as a tool employed to distort the image of Islam and Muslims, helping the interests of the huge media machine run under a Zionist influence with the objective providing distorted stereotypes of Muslim women.
By Sattar Rind Many writers, intellectuals, government or non-governmental think tank personnel and scholars are writing about and discussing the cause of ISIS’ birth.
By Shakeel Haider Peace in Afghanistan is an old dream, much as its history. Tumultuous circumstances have remained present in Afghanistan for ages but after the Russia-Afghan war and American invasion following 9/11, matters have been made worse.
By Adisa Amanor Wilks …not forgetting Syrian refugees and two other prisoners from Rwanda Ghana is feeling benevolent early in the new year, with the announcement that it will welcome displaced refugees from Syria, resettle two Guantanamo detainees and two other prisoners from Rwandan.
By Sattar Rind The second phase of the Cold War started on September 30, 2015 when Vladimir Putin gave his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
By Ahmed Tharwat In a time of crisis and in the absence of rational thinking, people express grievances differently. In America, the mass shooting in San Bernardino has further radicalized anti-Muslim feeling.
By Sattar Rind ‘Politics of the 90s’ is a popular phrase for the people of Pakistan who had observed their country’s activities throughout that decade. It could be characterised as the politics of conflict and confrontation between the Pakistan Peoples Party, PPP and the Pakistan Muslim League, Nawaz Sharif‘s group, PMLN.
By Don Beukes
By Sattar Rind Does anyone learn from history? I guess not, as it seems to be a preverbal axiom, everyone phrasing it solely for the sake of dictum without understanding the corporal meaning of concealed or revealed persuasion it requires most.
By Sattar Rind One can hardly believe that all three world renowned and dangerous terrorist organisations are currently at extreme loggerheads and quarrelling, killing each other’s fellow commanders in Afghanistan; each attempting to gain the upper hand over one another.
By Fehmeedah Khalid The Peshawar incident is not a mere terrorist attack on our children but an attack on our future.
By Sattar Rind The US was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Pakistan, doing so within two months and six days of the country’s independence in 1947. Since then both have observed many ups and down in their correlation.