The United States is sending contradictory signals to Pakistan in connection with the war on terror after the advent of the new democratic government in Pakistan as a result of the February 18 national polls that sent President Musharraf’s political castle crumbling down with PML(Q)’s humiliating defeat. It’s [Read more]
The words of CIA director, Michael Hayden, in an interview with the NBC television network are ominously reminiscent of the dark days of 2003 when one heard the drumbeat of war incessantly emanating from the White House, Pentagon and 10 Downing Street.
At that time, it was claimed that Iraq presented ‘a clear and [Read more]
The people's mandate of February 18 has ushered Pakistan into a new era of democratic order, which demands a fresh look to establish a meaningful Pak-US relationship. However, we have to be mindful of some US scholars and opinion makers, such as Arnaud de Borchgrave, the editor of Washington Times and United Press who [Read more]
Ambiguity surrounds Wednesday’s missile strike in North Waziristan by the American-led coalition forces based in Afghanistan. The attack killed two women and two children and none of the militants. The Pakistan Army spokesman says the army has launched a protest with the coalition forces; the latter say they had [Read more]
It is regrettable that just a day after Pakistan lodged protest over the firing of missiles by the US-led coalition forces into Pakistan's Tribal Areas, which killed two women and two children, four more missiles were fired into the village of Boraki in Kurram Agency. However, the recent wave of attacks from across the [Read more]
The contrast could not have been more glaring. On March 5, Senator John McCain, the nominee of the Republican Party, visited the White House fresh from his victory over his last remaining opponent, conservative Mike Huckabee, to receive the formal endorsement of President Bush. The party all united behind him is now [Read more]
On Monday, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approved a third round of sanctions against Iran with near unanimous support, sending a strong signal to Tehran that its refusal to suspend uranium enrichment was unacceptable.
Out of the fifteen members, fourteen voted for the resolution with Indonesia abstaining. [Read more]
A Gallup survey of Muslims the world over has emphatically put paid to the notion that views Muslims, the
religious community as a whole, as ‘radicals’, and Islam as the driving force of the current wave of violence
and radicalism. The poll brings out that an overwhelming number of Muslims (as many as 93 percent) [Read more]