Why was the American killed?

The tragic incident of the shooting of an American worker took place in one of Riyadh's busiest streets. It was a Tuesday afternoon when hundreds of drivers visit the gas station.

Effective doctrine for dealing with terrorism

There was a time, as recently as 25 years ago, when military staff colleges around the world taught a reasonably effective doctrine for dealing with terrorism.

Mutilating the constitution

The present Constitution of Pakistan was ratified in August 1973. In the years that have passed since then it has suffered much abuse.

Assembly polls: A tricky situation for Modi govt

The results of assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana — arguably the first test by fire of the Narendra Modi government, which won an unprecedented mandate in the Indian general elections just five

Questions about a stealthy virus

The Ebola virus species that has killed more than 4,000 people in West Africa caught everyone by surprise when it erupted thousands of kilometers from its historical hotbed.

No solution to the human condition

As Alexander Pope famously wrote, “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” The estimable Pope could afford to coin such highbrow quips because he was a poet, not a chief information security officer.

Do they hate us?

There appears to be a debate currently taking place on how those living in the Gulf states are viewed by their fellow Arab brothers and sisters in other countries in the region.

Victim of mismanagement

When people discuss Yemen, they usually refer to the large southwestern area of the Arabian Peninsula strategically sandwiched between Saudi Arabia and Oman with thousands of miles of beautiful and pr

Revival of Silk Road

The phrase “Silk Road” evokes a romantic image — half history, half myth — of tented camel caravans winding their way across the trackless deserts and mountains of Central Asia.

Fear trumps wisdom in UK

For many months, government and media in the UK have been voicing concern about British Muslims who have traveled to Syria to enlist as jihadis, with the potential to return to the UK as trained terro

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