Geopolitics

Osama bin Laden: Significant pointers

Osama bin Laden: Significant pointers

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 May , 2011

It used to be said that Osama bin Laden moved around with a large number of bodyguards to protect him. They had instructions to kill him to prevent his being captured. It would be diificult for...

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Can Pakistan unilaterally renounce US assistance?

Can Pakistan unilaterally renounce US assistance?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 May , 2011

Can Pakistan unilaterally renounce US assistance in protest against the violation of its sovereignty by the US naval commandos who raided Osama bin Laden’s house at Abbottabad on the night of...

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Did General Kayani and Pasha give shelter to Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad?

Did General Kayani and Pasha give shelter to Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 May , 2011

  Gen.Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, the present Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), Gen.Nadeem Taj, who retired recently, and Lt.Gen. Ahmed ShujaPasha, who is on an year’s extension after having...

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Pakistan: The cost of two-nation theory

Pakistan: The cost of two-nation theory

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Book Excerpt: Reassessing Pakistan | Date: 06 May , 2011

  Mohammed Ali Jinnah is on record, claiming that he brought about Pakistan single-handedly. Had he not been born would Pakistan exist today? Historians have always found the ‘Ifs’ of history...

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Bin Laden’s reported death in Islamabad

Bin Laden’s reported death in Islamabad

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 May , 2011

In connection with news that Osama bin Laden has been  killed in a missile strike—possibly in or near Islamabad— I am reproducing below an article written on June 28, 2010, on the hunt for him....

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US Ambassador: Our cooperation has taken off

US Ambassador: Our cooperation has taken off

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Apr , 2011

  Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer while addressing AMCHAM Annual General Meeting at New Delhi said: We have had many big events this year and it seemed that Amcham was involved in most of them. From...

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Incriminating spotlight on ISI in the US

Incriminating spotlight on ISI in the US

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2011

Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Directorate has come under incriminating spotlight in the US as a result of the ongoing judicial proceedings in a Chicago court against Tahawwur...

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China starts demonisation of Kirti Monastery Monks

China starts demonisation of Kirti Monastery Monks

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Apr , 2011

The authorities of the Aba County in the Aba Tibetan-Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of the Sichuan province where the Kirti monastery is located, have started a demonisation campaign against the...

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Third Jihadi Attack on Pak Navy since Lal Masjid Raid

Third Jihadi Attack on Pak Navy since Lal Masjid Raid

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Apr , 2011

Two Pakistani naval personnel— a commissioned officer of the rank of Sub-Lieutenant and a sailor— were among four persons killed in two separate but coordinated explosions in Karachi on April...

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Pak gimmicks deprive Baloch of a real solution

Pak gimmicks deprive Baloch of a real solution

By: Nidhi Bhardwaj | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Apr , 2011

In what is being portrayed as yet another attempt by the Pakistani government to appease Balochistan, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Parvez Ashfaq Kayani has announced to replace...

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 Suppression of monks in Sichuan

Suppression of monks in Sichuan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Apr , 2011

 Reports received from the Sichuan province of China speak of the arrest of about 300 Buddhist monks belonging to the Kirti monastery in the Ngaba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of the province...

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Pakistan Armed Forces: The Other Pillar

Pakistan Armed Forces: The Other Pillar

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Book Excerpt: Reassessing Pakistan | Date: 25 Apr , 2011

  The Muslim League whose campaign led to the birth of Pakistan could hardly be called a grass roots party until after 1940 when the Pakistan Resolution was adopted. The League might have operated...

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Worsening Violence in Syria


Worsening Violence in Syria


By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Apr , 2011

” Good Friday” on April 22,2011, saw violent protests against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad all over Syria. For the first time since the protest movement started in the southern city...

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‘Pak army wants Imran as next PM’

‘Pak army wants Imran as next PM’

By: Tejas Patel | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Apr , 2011

    The man who led the 1992 World Cup winning Pakistan cricket team, Imran Khan, is the choice of the Pakistan military establishment to take over as the next prime minister of the country.  ...

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Waziristan: Fedayeen-e-Islam Training 1000 suicide bombers

Waziristan: Fedayeen-e-Islam Training 1000 suicide bombers

By: Nidhi Bhardwaj | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Apr , 2011

  A fourteen year old boy, a suicide bomber in the making was captured after he failed to detonate his vest in an attack at the Sakhi Sarwar shrine in the district of Dera Ghazi Khan in Punjab...

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Sympathy grows for LTTE internationally

Sympathy grows for LTTE internationally

By: Nidhi Bhardwaj | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Apr , 2011

  A United Nations report leaked recently, estimates thousands of civilians were killed during the fighting between Sri Lankan forces and the LTTE – known as the Tamil Tigers in 2009. The...

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ISI’s Strategic Blackmail

ISI’s Strategic Blackmail

By: Nidhi Bhardwaj | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Apr , 2011

  Taking advantage of the political controversy in Pakistan over the Raymond Allen Davis case, the ISI has strategically capped intelligence cooperation with and operations by the CIA. Davis, a...

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An Ocean of Instability

An Ocean of Instability

By: Tejas Patel | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Apr , 2011

The recent reports of the presence of Chinese troops in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) have set the alarm bells ringing in New Delhi. Despite its neutrality on the Kashmir issue, Beijing is...

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China leads Great Game in Afghanistan

China leads Great Game in Afghanistan

By: Tejas Patel | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Apr , 2011

Almost 10 years back, Taliban destroyed statues of Buddha in Afghanistan’s Bamyan province and now around 1000 workers are working hard to excavate artifacts at another Buddhist site in the...

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Somali Pirates say they are at war with India

Somali Pirates say they are at war with India

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Apr , 2011

According to the Wikipedia,Information Dissemination is a weblog covering international and United States naval affairs. It was founded in 2007 by Raymond Pritchett, who edits it under the...

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