Tag: Al-Qaeda

Geopolitical Dimension of the Rebellion in Yemen

A tide of extremism is sweeping across Yemen. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the group seeking to overthrow the pro-Western regimes in Yemen and the nearby Saudi Arabia, is regarded as the number one terrorist force in the region. The group’s activity increasingly bothers Washington whose list of priority […]

Libya: Will It Follow Sudan’s Track?

It would obviously be problematic to transfer power in Libya as it was done in Egypt. Therefore, the country can expect to take either the hard “Iraq” or soft “Sudan” option. In either case, however, there will be far-reaching consequences for the entire continent. Virtual Islamists and the “Egyptian” option […]

The Convoy Attacks in Pakistan

Evgeny Kirsanov (Russia) The recent events in Pakistan are an excellent illustration of the serious crisis in American foreign policy. Six NATO convoys have been set on fire in Pakistan over the last two days in areas located different distances from the border with Afghanistan. That in itself is unprecedented, […]

Afghanistan: The Last Six Months

Nikita MENDKOVICH (Russia) The International Conference on Afghanistan held on July 20 was to take stock of the first half of 2010. It addressed the successes and failures in bringing stability to the country, and also served as a platform for discussing solutions to current problems. The main theme of […]

Afghanistan after McChrystal

Najmuddin A. SHAIKH (Pakistan) For the last few days following on the “Rolling Stones” interview by Gen. McChrystal and President Obama’s decision to replace him with Gen. Petraeus there has been a great deal of attention paid to the current situation in Afghanistan and what the change in command will […]

Terrorism Born in the West

Konstantin Novikov (Russia) Research indicates that 70% of Al-Qaeda’s members come from Western Europe and America. It is generally thought that Islamic terrorism and the terrorists who have declared war on America, Israel and Europe are somehow alien to Western civilization, attacking it from outside. Research by Professor Mark Sageman […]

Al-Qaeda Is Crippled, Forget It

Evgeny Kirsanov (Russia) CIA Director Leon Panetta recently issued a public statement saying that American intelligence has managed to inflict serious damage on the Al Qaeda hierarchy and has reduced its capabilities to their lowest level in its history. He said that Al Qaeda has been transformed into a poorly […]