The world is no longer unipolar . A cluster of powers is emerging now .While US remains pre-eminent but it is not the same hyper power as before. As predicted earlier by SAI , alliances are now being formed with or against US. An analysis of basic global power equations indicates “West versus Rest” clusters [...]
By Tazeen Javed In the wake of the cross-border Nato attack in November that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in Salala, the whole country was up in arms against the aggression of the allied forces. From the political parties to lawyers associations, from banned militant outfits to student organisations, from the head of the armed forces [...]
These are delicate times and need to be handled as such. If the Egyptian model works well the region might change for the better. Our posts Arabian Knights – where are they headed and Will the military save Egypt ring true today.
The narrative of this article is to highlight impact of current turmoil in the Arab world, more specifically the three important countries of Egypt, Libya and Syria. A detailed analysis of various ramifications on Asia, apart from spread of radical Islam, has also been discussed. As Richard K. Betts, an academic with close contacts with US intelligence agencies puts it, “the priority [right now] is collection and analysis about what’s going on”.
Af Pak Clinton Predicts Violent Spring in Afghanistan – Washington Post Spring Fighting Season to Test Gains in Afghan War – Associated Press Condolence Payments for Afghan Civilians – Los Angeles Times editorial Pakistan Militants Killed 2,500 in 2010, Report Says - BBC News Arab World Operation Libyan Freedom – United Press International opinion NATO Made Right Call [...]
Af Pak Why It’s Time to Negotiate With the Taliban – The Atlantic opinion Official: Pakistani Troops Kill 54 Militants in NW – Associated Press Al Qaeda Returns to Afghanistan - PBS opinion Pakistan’s Problem: It’s Not British Enough – Daily Telegraph opinion Arab World Keeping Ahead of Qaddafi – New York Times editorial U.S. Faces a Libya [...]
Japan Will the Crisis Create a New Japan? – Washington Post opinion The Stranded Await the Merciful – New York Times Radiation Levels In Japan Causing Concern in Other Countries - VOA Af Pak House Rejects Quick Drawdown from Afghanistan – Associated Press Afghan Institutions Making Strides, Petraeus Says - AFPS CIA Drones Kill Civilians in Pakistan – [...]
Japan Earthquake / Tsunami Toll Rises, Stocks Plunge, Foreigners Flee – Washington Post Japan Says 2nd Reactor May Have Ruptured – New York Times New Fire Reported at Nuclear Plant – Washington Post Setback in Reactor Fight – Wall Street Journal The Arab World Mid-East Unrest: Syrian Protests in Damascus and Aleppo - BBC News The Freedom [...]
Af Pak Clinton warns against US abandonment of Pakistan - Associated Press of Pakistan: “U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned against abandoning Pakistan again as she urged Capitol Hill to back the administration’s request for assistance for key allies including Islamabad. …. Clinton noted that the U.S. standing in Pakistan is difficult. ‘When I [...]
Af Pak The US Pakistan Relationship in Disarray FP For the immediate future, the best-case scenario is that U.S.-Pakistan relations will simply continue to muddle along. With too many fundamental differences to consummate a healthy, sustainable relationship, yet with too much at stake for both sides to sever ties, a very shaky status quo may well [...]