The general political situation in the oil and gas producing regions of the Middle East is becoming more tense, especially between Iraq and Kuwait. Tensions between the two are steadily rising as Kuwait aggressively pursues restitution for the 1990 invasion by threatening to seize Iraqi assets in compensation for their losses...
The indictments carry a risk for interlocutors with Qadhafi of guilt by association, and therefore their adoption may also be a cause of concern to some as much as a cause of celebrations to others...
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...