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After Osama Bin Laden

After Osama bin Laden

I had repeatedly written and stated that that “Al-Qaeda is a reality and its leader Osama is alive.” In the process I faced heavy odds and losses, which I am…

The Bin Laden Questions

The Bin Laden questions

Four years after Bin Laden’s death even his bookshelf has the power to fascinate. And as the interest in Seymour Hersh’s latest London Review of Books article has shown, so…

The Post-Osama Terror Factory

The post-Osama terror factory

I must confess I was among the feckless journalists that wouldn’t believe for days after the event a year ago that Osama bin Laden was killed or could be killed…

Bin Laden And The Al-Qaeda Story

Bin Laden and the Al-Qaeda story

Last Wednesday marked the first anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden. Within three days of his death the myth that he commanded the absolute loyalty of all Al-Qaeda…

Osama Or No Osama

Osama or no Osama

It’s been one year since Osama bin Laden was killed in a Hollywood style operation in the picturesque town of Abbottabad. But his shadow still hangs over Pakistan and Afghanistan…

After Bin Ladenr

After Bin Ladenr

The killing of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden is indeed a triumph in the global war against terrorism, but for Pakistan its implications should be more a cause for concern…

The Osama Myth

The Osama myth

Since the emergence of Osama bin Laden as the terrorist leader-in-chief of the 9/11 attacks, a significant chunk of the US military effort in the subsequent war on terror has…

‘Frosty’ exchanges

Perhaps it is appropriate that these lines are being written on April Fool’s Day. What lends this credence is the exchange of letters between US President Joe Biden and Pakistan’s…

‘Frosty’ exchanges

Perhaps it is appropriate that these lines are being written on April Fool’s Day. What lends this credence is the exchange of letters between US President Joe Biden and Pakistan’s…