Where was Osama bin Laden on September 11, 2001?
History

Where was Osama bin Laden on September 11, 2001?

The following article was first published 14 years ago on the 9th of September 2006, in the context of the 2006 commemoration of the tragic event of September 2001.   *** “Going after bin Laden” has served  to sustain the legend of the “world’s most wanted terrorist”, who  “haunts Americans and millions of others around the world.”…

Pakistan Picked The Right Spy Chief And Got The Right People Upset
Opinion

Pakistan Picked The Right Spy Chief And Got The Right People Upset

Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed was chosen to head Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency last week, infuriating the country’s liberals and indirectly drawing the ire of India as well, with the infowar pushback against him strongly suggesting that he’s the right man for the job because his appointment got the right people upset. The appointment…

Right on Cue, Indian Media Blames Pakistan for the Sri Lankan Terrorist Attacks
Opinion

Right on Cue, Indian Media Blames Pakistan for the Sri Lankan Terrorist Attacks

It was bound to happen sooner than later, but Indian media finally decided to play the “Pakistan card” by attempting to connect their neighbor’s ISI intelligence agency to the Sri Lankan terrorist attacks, a desperate narrative move that says a lot more about the Indian incumbent’s political vulnerability during the ongoing month-long electoral process than…

Mythbusting Pakistan: Here is the Reality of Asia’s Most Resilient Nation
Opinion

Mythbusting Pakistan: Here is the Reality of Asia’s Most Resilient Nation

Whenever the Kashmir crisis re-enters international headlines, India’s perpetual narrative regarding the Pakistani state tends to get amplified outside of south Asia and unfortunately, Pakistan typically does little to counter the propaganda in a point-for-point manner. Below are some frequently repeated but unsubstantiated and materially false accusations against Pakistan (almost all of which are Indian…

Iran is Wrong to Let Its Anti-Saudi Frustrations Out on Pakistan
Opinion

Iran is Wrong to Let Its Anti-Saudi Frustrations Out on Pakistan

The facts Hours before a plane carrying Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and de-facto ruler Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), along with a Saudi delegation of 200 men landed in Islamabad, Iran formally summoned Pakistan’s Ambassador in Tehran. According to Iran, the summoning of Pakistan’s Ambassador had nothing to do with the MBS visit to Pakistan during…

Election Results Could be Good for Pakistan, Bad for US
Opinion

Election Results Could be Good for Pakistan, Bad for US

A bold new political face has come to power in the recent Pakistani elections, possibly offering the US a new opportunity in that country. Sadly the opportunity will likely be squandered—again. There’s something about Pakistani and US interests that seem doomed to collision course—mainly because Pakistan’s national interests are rarely what the US thinks they…