The Musharraf Road Show: Strategic Implications

PAKISTANI president General Pervez Musharraf has returned after a high profile three week long international tour that took him to Germany, Britain, USA and France. Surely much to the disappointment of General Musharraf himself, this … Read more

Battle For Baghdad Begins

ON the third Sunday of the war in Iraq (April 6), US forces made rapid and dramatic progress in and around Baghdad, loudly announcing the commencement of the battle for the Iraqi capital, even as … Read more

Iraq War: Second Phase Unfolds

AS the US-led war on Iraq enters its third week, the contours of a revised strategy, necessitated by the serious reverses suffered by US and British forces due to fierce Iraqi resistance over the first … Read more

The Dogs Of War

AS the war on Iraq enters 6 day, the earlier smug complacence of the US and British military circles of a quick victory, is evaporating. The brutal reality of war, crumbling buildings, little children dying … Read more

Kalam’s Disturbing Vision

APJ ABDUL KALAM clearly has the support of the majority of the Electoral College that will elect the president and looks destined to be the next occupant of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. This is at a … Read more

Indo-Pak Nuclear Exchange?

WHILE Indo-Pak tensions reached an apparent zenith last week, with over a million troops facing each other eyeball to eyeball, mortar and artillery fire across the LOC and international border at their fierciest for years, … Read more

US-India Military Links: Heads They Win, Tails We Lose- II

THE US publication Defense Monitor reported an unnamed Pakistani defense ministry source as saying, during General Musharraf’s US visit, that Pakistan wants “the kind of relationship the United States has with Egypt in terms of … Read more