Just who was behind last week’s terrorist attack in Mumbai, India? Of all the players involved, everyone seems to have been advantaged by the carnage. It may be too early to determine just who the mastermind is, but a careful analysis of quickly unfolding events ought to reveal just who had the most to gain – and, in geopolitics, the player with the most to gain is usually the culprit.
The resignation of hundreds of Pakistani police personnel due to fear of Taliban reprisals, and escalating tension along the Indo-Pak border eclipsing Islamabad's focus on militancy along its Afghan border, may result in Pakistan's NorthWest Frontier Province (NWFP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) falling to Pakistan Taliban control.
Wednesday, November 24th's dramatic terrorist attacks and siege of Mumbai, India’s commercial capital, threatens to unravel the precarious progress towards peace between nuclear rivals India and Pakistan.
Bomb explosions rocked the Thai capital, Bangkok, with multiple injuries, as anti-government protesters continue their occupation of the Prime Minister’s compound and Bangkok International Airport.
President-Elect Barack Obama has signalled his desire to continue outgoing lame duck President George W. Bush’s foreign policy agenda by floating candidates for top US security posts closely aligned with the latter.
Recent brazen anti-American militant attacks on supply convoys in Pakistan have succeeded in capturing a number of U.S. military vehicles destined for the Afghan war. The attacks underscore the importance of Pakistan, as both an ally and supply route, for the American war in Afghanistan.
Following the December 1991 cancellation of elections by Algeria’s governing National Liberation Front (FLN), Islamist guerrillas launched a decade-long civil war of horrific brutality that claimed upwards of 200,000 lives.
The U.S.' planned European missile defense shield, a principal feature of the Bush administration’s foreign policy, appears destined for the dustbin after Barack Obama’s recent presidential election victory.
This reports examines the 2002 Bali bombings in Indonesia, focusing on the roles played by Indonesian and western intelligence agencies.
U.S. Special Operations Forces have conducted nearly a dozen covert operations inside friendly and neutral countries as part of the "war on terror", authorized by presidential level secret orders.