Analysis of al-Qaida’s WorldviewRaymond Ibrahim – 1/4/2009By analyzing what al-Qa’ida preaches to Muslims regarding Islam’s relationship to the non-Muslim world at large, and what it states to the West are its reasons for battling it, this essay seeks to highlight the many disparities behind al-Qa’ida’s words. Juxtaposed in themes, the following excerpts are all derived…

On the trail of Pakistan’s TalibanThe authorities in Pakistan have often seemed in cahoots with home-grown terrorists. Not any more. Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark report from Islamabad and the border badlands as a new intelligence unit gets serious about tackling the bombers. Saturday 10 January 2009 As the first reports of explosions at the…

January 13, 2009, 9:32 AMSaudi Intel Chief In PakistanPosted by Farhan BokhariThis story was written by CBS News’ Farhan Bokhari in Islamabad.Saudi Arabia on Tuesday dispatched the powerful head of its intelligence service to Pakistan to press the country’s ruling regime for immediate action in dealing with militants linked to the Mumbai terrorist attacks last…

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton makes her statement at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing. Tuesday, January 13, 2009The following is Hillary Clinton’s statement at her confirmation hearing for secretary of state:Thank you, Senator Schumer, for your generous introduction, and even more for your support and our partnership over so many years. You are…

Money laundering or fiscal terrorism – 1by Ismat SabirThe State Bank of Pakistan has frozen almost 90 to 100 accounts of the directors of Khanani and Kalia and closed relatives of owners. Another report shows that details of about 18,000 accounts were also found in the 20 computers seized from the offices and franchises of…

India, a serious threat to Pakistan Kashmir Watch, Jan 3By Dr. Abdul Ruff ColachalIndia glorifies falsehood as much as its media magnify trivia to boost its “victim” image abroad. At present, emulating the US, India has described Pakistan as the epicenter of terrorism and has desired to carry out surgical strikes on the suspected targets.…

All roads lead out of AfghanistanM K BhadrakumarThe USA might have benefited a great deal from its war in Afghanistan even if the war has not gone its desired way. It is exploring new routes to Afghanistan mainly through Caucasian and Georgian region. This means Nato will be playing a greater role and thus containing…

Many Issues Still Unaddressed by Gates By Amy Butler, John M. Doyle and Michael BrunoThe story of Robert Gates’s impact in 2008 is incomplete without acknowledging that there are major issues he must still address.These range from broad policy questions, such as crafting a cohesive policy toward Iran and deciding how to close the Guantanamo…

Mumbai Attacks : The Worst Case Scenario and Pakistan’s

Option By AMICUS: Since the Mumbai attacks India has, by design, launched premeditated, malicious and vigorous propaganda campaign to project Pakistan as the epicenter of terrorism and its government as being ineffective in eliminating the alleged training camps of terrorist outfits from the country’s soil. It’s altogether a different matter that the so-called evidence is…

India asks Pak allies to step up pressureMaya Mirchandani,Senior Editor, Foreign Affairs, NDTVFriday, December 26, 2008 10:08 PM (New Delhi)India has stepped up its diplomatic offensive against Pakistan for failing to do enough to tackle terror coming from its soil.External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has again said that Pakistan is deliberately raising war hysteria to…