Issues / War & Peace
Whatever turn events take from here onward, the Pakistani state and society is bracing for a troubling time ahead.
If Muslims are responsible for the attack on America, then Muslims as never before will be in desperate need of American protection.
Ever since hijacked aircraft smashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, the White House and the Pentagon have been devising a menu of retaliatory strikes against those deemed responsible.
Did we make a monster out of Bin Laden?
The Bush administration looks to Central Asia for support in Afghanistan
I think its almost impossible for us in this country to conceive of what would drive people to this state of rage.
Not a shot has been fired--yet--at Afghanistan's Taliban, but the country's beleaguered population already is paying a heavy price for the ruling militia's pariah status as host to alleged terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.
The violence associated with small arms abuse is linked to criminality and can be best addressed by controlling the trade in illicit arms
Global warming is an example of an environmental issue that is perhaps not as obviously vital to national interests as terrorism, but which--like terrorism--has the potential to affect the entire world and not just the United States.
Instead of continuing the cycle of violence, we need to re-evaluate policies that lead to such anger and resentment.