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?
The defection of Mousa Kousa from Libya to the UK bears the fingerprints of a classic intelligence operation. The timing of his flight, literally, is also noteworthy as it came the day after the expulsion of five Libyan diplomats from the UK on the grounds they represented a threat to UK national security...
It is these broader themes that will set the security and business trajectory in the years to come...