The selection of Anwar al-Awlaki as leader of AQAP has all the hallmarks of a counter-propaganda campaign plan: Al-Qaida Core is seen to be fighting back through the appointment of a media-savvy, articulate and charismatic leader - everything in fact Ayman Al-Zawahiri is not...
The impact of the sanctions-- imposed in response to the alleged Iranian nuclear weapons' program -- is playing out in a way that is having a growing impact on the physical and economic security of the Gulf states, the military posture in Israel, and the energy security of the West. The effects radiate as far as Latin America...
In the early hours (Pakistan time) of May 2, 2011, a date which will likely become as iconic as 9/11 - President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden was killed near the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, following a targeted operation by U.S. Special Forces. These may have been deployed from Tarbela Ghazi - an area close to bin Laden's villa in Abbottabad - used by U.S. Marines. The impact of this action will be profound. The shockwaves will play...
The outcome of this conflict will have a domino effect that will impact not only on Africa, but the Middle East, Russia, the Far East, Europe and the US. It is an outcome that has to be very carefully managed for those reasons...
Elements of the US forces may remain in Iraq for longer than might have been expected or announced?