Tag: Terrorism

Russian Terrorism: A New Angle

By Joe Kleine While the smell of smoke still lingers in the air and the body count rises, there are already at least 2 popular theories on the Moscow bombing. The most well-known theory is that the Chechen Rebels bombed the airport. A precursory look at the Wikipedia history of […]

The Sufferings of a Chinaman in China

Konstantin PENZEV (Russia) If someone had asked me a month ago, “Who Is Liu Xiaobo?” I would have answered: “I don’t know, but judging by the name, he’s probably Chinese.” And if someone had asked me a month ago, “What is the Nobel Peace Prize awarded for?” I’d have said: […]

Restoring Trust in India-Pakistan Relations

Aurobinda MAHAPATRA (India) The prime ministers of India and Pakistan met on the sidelines of the 16th SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) summit in the Bhutanese capital, Thimpu on 29 April 2010 with the main objective of resuming the composite dialogue process that was stalled after the Mumbai […]

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 […]

Outside Sources of Afghanistan’s Woes

Sherhasan Hasan (Afghanistan) When the world media addresses any issues involving Afghanistan, it invariably mentions military clashes, bombings, killings, disruptions, refugees, deprivation, poverty, disease, terrorism, etc. For the last several decades, the Taliban, al-Qaeda, drugs and other fear-inducing concepts have been associated with the name of my homeland—Afghanistan.

Don’t Blame Russia

Few days ago Moscow was shocked with another suicide bomber Metro attack. The global and Russian internal media were swift in accusing ‘Islamic rebels from the North Caucasus’ in perpetrating this action. For us, Russian independent analysts, the matter is not so clear.