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  • Al Qaeda – the Universal

    Global Phenomenon / Al Qaeda – the Universal

    It does seem to be a sarcastic guess, but the most plausible Universal Truth seems to be ‘Terror’ and its brand name - Al Qaeda. For many the story of Al Qaeda starts with Osama Bin Laden’s arrival in Peshawar, Pakistan, sometimes between 1988 and 1989. But it would really be a waste to try to comprehend Truth without going a little back into history.

  • Iran Iraq War - Roots of Malice

    Middle East / Iran Iraq War - Roots of Malice

    So fear and lust both prompted Saddam to act militarily. Though 80% of Iraq’s population is Arab but 51% is also Shia, which gives it a slight majority over the Sunnis. And if this Shia population decided to stand with Khomeini that would be an utter disaster for Saddam’s Iraq.

  • Somalia - Recipe of a Terrorist State

    Africa / Somalia - Recipe of a Terrorist State

    After the 1993 Black Hawk Down issue, Osama Bin Laden claimed it to be ‘a victory for Somali Muslims’. At this time Wadi' al-Haj, an American of Lebanese descent, was sent to set up al-Qa'ida's Kenyan base, he established an NGO, ‘Help Africa People’...

  • Yemen – Endless Impasse

    Middle East / Yemen – Endless Impasse

    The way forward for a strong prosperous Yemen is only in internal democratic unity and a total negation of external interference and interventions.

  • Pacific Rim Politics

    Asia/Pacific / Pacific Rim Politics

    Strategic maneuvers of China, US and Russia are shaping the foreign policy of each Pacific Rim state.