New U.S.-U.A.E. Deal Raises Eyebrows Amid Concern Over Iran's Nuclear Program

By Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE/RL The United States has signed an agreement to cooperate in developing a civilian nuclear energy program in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.).The deal — signed in Washington on January 15 by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her U.A.E. counterpart, Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nayhan — has been promoted by…

January 14, 2009Jihadism in 2009: The Trends ContinueFred Burton and Scott StewartFor the past several years, we have published an annual forecast for al Qaeda and the Jihadist movement. Since the January 2006 forecast, we have focused heavily on the devolution of Jihadism from a phenomenon focused primarily on al Qaeda the group to one…

Where the Terrorism Threat From al Qaeda Is HeadedThe deadly assault in Mumbai was a chilling reminder of just how effective low-tech attacks can beBy Alex KingsburyPosted January 12, 2009The attacks in Mumbai this winter shocked the counterterrorism community, not only for the brazen nature of the assault and its high death toll but also…

Mughalistan to split India?Anoop Mishra – January 13, 2009Mughalistan (or Mughalstan) is the name of an independent homeland proposed for the Muslims of India. This Mughal-Muslim state in the Indian subcontinent will include all of North India and Eastern India, and will be formed by merging Pakistan and Bangladesh through a large corridor of land…