If Muslims are responsible for the attack on America, then Muslims as never before will be in desperate need of American protection.
Instead of continuing the cycle of violence, we need to re-evaluate policies that lead to such anger and resentment.
Whatever turn events take from here onward, the Pakistani state and society is bracing for a troubling time ahead.
It would be premature at this point for anyone to come forward with a grand blueprint for America's future defense posture.
Did we make a monster out of Bin Laden?
The Bush administration looks to Central Asia for support in Afghanistan
The policies of the IMF are not only backed by the U.S. government and its allies, but also by powerful elites in low-income countries. Yet the economic case for change is overwhelming
The U.S. needs to resume its original Bretton Woods perspective.
If there is any logic to the terrorists' madness, it is to have the U.S. over-react and turn large segments of the Islamic world against the West. To launch a major military operation against Afghanistan would play right into Osama bin Laden's hands.
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.