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National imperatives in a complex world

A well-thought-through response combining intelligence, the internal security apparatus and mature political initiatives are called for. The design and execution of a response that is successful will need to ensure that the response itself does […]

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US RESUMES DRONE STRIKES IN PAKISTAN

Pakistan condemns US drone strikes in Waziristan ISLAMABAD (TIP): A missile strike from a suspected US drone has targeted a compound in a northwestern tribal district in Pakistan near the Afghan border, killing at least […]

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Pakistan court orders FIR against ex-CIA station chief

ISLAMABAD (TIP): Pakistan court on June 05 ordered police to lodge an FIR against former CIA station chief for killing civilians in US drone strikes in the volatile northwestern tribal regions stretching along the border […]

United States

US secretly created ‘Cuban Twitter’ to stir unrest

WASHINGTON (TIP): In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a US government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to build a social media project aimed at undermining Cuba’s communist government. […]

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Senators vote to declassify CIA interrogation report

WASHINGTON (TIP): The US Senate‘s intelligence panel voted 11-3 on Thursday to declassify hundreds of pages of its detailed report on the CIA‘s controversial Bush-era interrogation program. The move allows Senator Dianne Feinstein, the powerful […]

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Sans US, Pak-TTP peace may disturb India’s serenity

“Both India and Pakistan gained from the US military intervention in Afghanistan, albeit in different ways. Both will face problems, though in diverse forms, after the US military exits Afghanistan”, says the author. In the […]

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INCREDIBLE COMPLEXITY

India‘s politics is in disarray at a time when Delhi needs to connect the various dots and come up with a policy matrix of incredible complexity involving several interlocking templates – security situation within Afghanistan; […]

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US Senate committee says Benghazi attack was preventable

WASHINGTON (TIP): The US Senate Intelligence Committee on January 15 released a report on the deadly 2012 assault on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, blaming the state department, the intelligence community and even the […]

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Lawyer of ‘bin Laden doctor’ flees Pakistan

PESHAWAR (TIP): The main lawyer for a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden fled Pakistan on december 11 after receiving death threats from militants, his colleagues said. The lawyer […]

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American missing in Iran worked for CIA: Report

WASHINGTON (TIP): An American who went missing in Iran six years ago worked for the CIA and was not in the country on a business trip as US officials had claimed, US media reported. In […]

United States

26/11 intended to provoke Indo-Pak war: US expert

WASHINGTON (TIP): As the fifth anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks approaches, US counter-terrorism expert Bruce Riedel says the horrific Lashkar-e- Tayyeba assault, aided and abetted by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Al Qaeda, was […]

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The Geopolitics of Nuclear Proliferation

AS I SEE IT It is not easy for Iran and the US to end mutual hostility The author sees no end to three decades of mutual hostility and suspicion between Iran and the US. […]

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The Geopolitics of Nuclear Proliferation It is not easy for Iran and the US to end mutual hostility

The author sees no end to three decades of mutual hostility and suspicion between Iran and the US. Just after the foreign ministers of the self-styled “international community” (comprising the EU members and the US) […]

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26/11 intended to provoke Indo-Pak war: US expert

WASHINGTON (TIP): As the fifth anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks approaches, US counter-terrorism expert Bruce Riedel says the horrific Lashkar-e- Tayyeba assault, aided and abetted by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Al Qaeda, was […]

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US aid needed to battle al-Qaida: IRAQI PM

WASHINGTON (TIP): A bloody resurgence of al-Qaida in Iraq is prompting Baghdad to ask the US for more weapons, training and manpower, two years after pushing American troops out of the country. The request will […]

Europe

Doctor who helped track Osama bin Laden ‘not a hero’: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (TIP): Pakistan has told the US that Shakil Afridi, the jailed doctor who helped the CIA track al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden, is not a hero and his fate will be decided by the […]

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Obama asks Sharif why trial of 26/11 accused has not started

WASHINGTON (TIP): Backing India‘s concerns over the slow pace of progress in the 26/11 case in Pakistan, US President Barack Obama, October 24, asked the visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif why the trial of […]

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CIA finds 1-in-5 job applicants hail from Hamas, Hezbollah, al Qaeda

WASHINGTON (TIP): An estimated one-fifth of all applicants for Central Intelligence Agency positions had significant ties to the terror groups, Hamas, Hezbollah and al Qaeda, a newly released document from the Edward Snowden collection revealed […]

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Pakistan overturns jail term of doctor who helped find Osama bin Laden

PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (TIP): Pakistan on August 29 overturned a 33-year jail term handed down to a doctor who helped CIA agents find al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, a decision which may result in a new […]

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Doctor who helped trace Osama bin Laden to face fresh trial

ISLAMABAD (TIP): The 33-year jail term given to Shakeel Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track Osama Bin Laden, was on Aug 29 overturned by an official who ordered a fresh trial. Frontier […]

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5 Myths Used To Justify Death By Drone And America’s Assassination Policy

America’s never-ending war on terrorism is almost always depicted in the mainstream media as a military and intelligence agency fight on a global battlefield. But it is also a propaganda war where the public is […]

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US, Pak Agree To Resume Stalled Strategic Dialogue

ISLAMABAD (TIP): Glossing over strained bilateral ties for over two years, the United States and Pakistan on August 1 agreed to resume the stalled strategic dialogue while Washington played down Islamabad’s concerns over continuing American […]

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They Thought Bullets Would Silence Us…

On Friday, July 12, the United Nations Assembly listened spellbound to 16-year-old Malala, who was shot by the Talibans in Pakistan for attending school. Malala urged the governments to ensure free and compulsory education. Excerpts […]

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Taliban Gunmen Attack Presidential Palace In Afghanistan

KABUL (TIP): An early morning insurgent attack on Afghanistan‘s presidential palace on June 25 has been put down with all the assailants killed, Kabul’s police chief said. General Ayoub Salangi told Reuters the gunfight ended […]

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Pakistan Taliban vow to avenge Waliur death

ISLAMABAD (TIP): A “shocked” Pakistani Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death of its deputy chief Waliur Rehman in a American drone strike and announced it was withdrawing its offer to hold talks with the new […]