Afghanistan in TroubleTuesday, December 16, 2008 12:59 PM(Source: Japan Times)By Japan Times, TokyoDec. 16–The Taliban, which was ousted from power by U.S.-led coalition forces seven years ago, is stepping up its efforts to regain power in Afghanistan. Coupled with an increase in militant attacks in Pakistan and the November terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, the…

The British ended colonial rule in the subcontinent in 1947 by partitioning Pakistan and India, and the two have been antagonists ever since. Despite the tangled history of the two nations, the latest episode of a seaborne assault on 10 targets in Mumbai requires the world to take a fresh look at the nature of…

China: Two myths and one in the makingBy Bill SharpPOSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 14, 2008(Single Page View) Return to Paginated View The study of China is exciting because of its long history of great cultural achievements and often mysterious, spellbinding politics. After all, its influence has greatly affected many Asian neighbors through Buddhism, Confucianism,…

Secure AfghanistanWritten by Mary Kaldor Marika Theros Friday, 12 December 2008 17:10Human security ought to be the goal of any Obama surge in Afghanistan, not defeat of Al QaedaDuring the election campaign, Barack Obama made much of the situation in Afghanistan. Indeed he argued (rather disappointingly since the war in Iraq should be regarded as…

Front PageWar no solution against Pakistan, says IndiaDelhi has not handed Mumbai evidence, says Islamabad; two top Lashkar members heldAfp, New Delhi/ IslamabadIndia yesterday ruled out military action against Pakistan following the carnage in Mumbai, but described its neighbour as at the “epicentre” of the attacks.”That is not the solution,” foreign minister Pranab Mukherjee responded…

Dawood message to Zardari: cooperate with U.S. and India in extradition and more of your trucks will be toasted By Wayne MadsenOnline Journal Contributing WriterDec 11, 2008, 00:25Email this article Printer friendly page(WMR) — The recent arson attack against a Pakistani supply depot used to supply U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan has, according to…

Police uncover Dawood link to Mumbai terror Zeenews Bureau Moscow, Dec 10: Investigations into the Mumbai terror attack have pointed to the possibility of involvement of the underworld don Dawood, police revealed on Thursday.Related StoriesDawood behind Mumbai terror attacks: RussiaGrenades used by the terrorists, found at the Oberoi hotel, have the same markings as the…

Role of alleged CIA asset in Mumbai attacks being downplayedBy Jeremy R. HammondOnline Journal Contributing WriterDec 10, 2008, 00:24Email this article Printer friendly page(FPJ) — The role in the terrorist attacks in Mumbai last month of an underworld kingpin that heads an organization known as D-Company, has known ties to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), and…

Dec 11, 2008India’s polls cool war feverBy Siddharth Srivastava NEW DELHI – The unexpected performance of India’s ruling Congress party in this month’s state assembly elections has gone some way towards dampening the likelihood of armed conflict between India and Pakistan, which had peaked since the November 26 terrorist attacks on Mumbai. Government officials have…

Militants strike as Pakistan cracks down 12/9/2008 By Syed Saleem Shahzad KARACHI – Pakistan is taking action against the banned militant group Laskhar-e-Taiba (LET), which has been linked to the attacks in Mumbai in India last month in which nearly 200 people died. Several people against whom evidence has been provided by the Indian authorities…