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The Price Of Hyper-intervention

The price of hyper-intervention

The Syrian crisis dominated debate at an international conference last week in Stockholm that reviewed a range of global strategic issues. Organised by the London-based Institute of Strategic Studies, the…

Force Or Diplomacy?

Force or diplomacy?

President Barack Obama may well be able to secure Congressional approval for military action against Syria even if the vote appears too close to call now, as many lawmakers remain…

Dangers Of Military Intervention

Dangers of military intervention

The spectre of US military action against Syria has not diminished with the surfacing of divisions among America’s European allies and the resounding rejection of such intervention by the British…

The Secrecy Imperative Takes Its Toll

The secrecy imperative takes its toll

It can perhaps best be described as a failure of British intelligence. At more than one level. On Sunday morning, a 28-year-old Brazilian, David Miranda, was detained for almost nine…

The Truth Shall Not Set You Free

The truth shall not set you free

A Verdict in the military trial of Bradley Manning seemed imminent at the time of writing. The US army private, who has already been in detention for more than three…

Invisible Enemy

Invisible enemy

Pakistan Information Security Association (PISA) recently held a Cyber Security Conference at Islamabad. This paper analyzes key aspects of the discourse, captures important observations and recommends action points for securing…

The New Kingmaker

The new kingmaker

Since the return to Pakistan last month of the Tehreek-e-Minhaj-ul-Quran (TMQ) chief, Tahirul Qadri, strange things have happened in unexpected ways. A political analyst, thinking loudly, quoted William Cowper’s 1773…