Terrorism and US Global Strategy
As the sole superpower, the United States is in the unique position to
choose a foreign policy that best supports its interests. After September
11, 2001, defending itself against terrorism is clearly one of the most
significant items in US national interests. Once the immediate peril in
Afghanistan had been neutralized by spring 2002, choosing a grand strategy
became imperative in determining the course that would best mitigate risks
of major terrorist strikes against the United States.......More...
Supernatural Basis of Islam
Part V -
Dr. Somersí diagnosis of Mohammed
Dr. Koenraad ELST
Mohammedís first preachings, people have tried to pinpoint the psychic
ailment accounting for his prophetic self-delusion. Thus, some Christian
polemicists described him as an epileptic, citing episodes in which he
foamed at the mouth and rolled on the floor. This was a meritorious
guess, but its explanatory power was limited because the neurological
disorder of epilepsy need not be accompanied by hallucinations and an
The Dangers of External
Mediation - Misreading Local Code Words
Dr. Subodh Atal, Ph. D.
He talked about independence for Kashmir. I asked him
what kind of independence would it be - independence for turning Kashmir
into a new Pakistan or Afghanistan? Where Hindus and other minorities
would be permanently exiled? Where the Sharia would become the law of the
land and anyone questioning it would be hounded out?....More...
With Nehru a known socialist,
Anglo-American lobby cultivated Pakistan as a dependable bulwark against
communism in South Asia. British policy planners working through their
lobbies wanted independent Jammu & Kashmir to remain within the sphere of
their influence. It was part of the policy of containment of communism.....More...
War as Peace: A Dangerous Concept
Analysis of President George W Bush's State of the Union Address
Campbell and Sreeram Chaulia
In his State of the Union address
delivered before the joint houses of Congress in Washington D.C, President
George Bush drove home that he was going to war in order to achieve peace.
Outlining why it was necessary for the US government to launch a war
against the state and people of Iraq, he noted, "We seek peace. We strive
for peace. And sometimes peace must be defended......".....More...
Jihad in India
Ever since the attacks
on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon by Islamic inspired Al-Qaeda
"What is Jihad" has become one of the hotly discussed topics. Even in
India, where Jihad has been going on for centuries it has generated new
interest. The call for Jihad in Kashmir is not a new phenomenon......More...
Issue: The Pandit Dimension
Minister Mufti Sayeed Sahib has been speaking
internally displaced Pandits in private and
public. In comparison to the policy and approach of the previous
government, it seems he is concerned
issue. This is a healthy sign, and it is the duty of the internally
displaced Pandits to put their
case before him
in right perspective. Now as the Chief Minister, he has many opportunities of
interacting with the Pandit
also with some of his Pandit friends