Coming to a grocer near you: Osama cereal
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ISLAMABAD: The death of Osama bin Laden has brought peace and tranquillity to Earth, putting an end to the decade-long war against Islamist extremists and bringing America’s enemies to justice. At the news of the death, a number of terrorism analysts, to the delight of the Arab and Muslim world, predicted a return of normalcy to the world and an end to the ‘war on terror’. Sunshine, rainbows and butterflies have swept the planet, enveloping the Earth with eternal happiness and nirvana.
Romila Thapar addresses invitees at the
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IIC, New Delhi, January 2013.
flickr / The US Army
On 1 December 2013, Afghan President Hamid Karzai accused the US of cutting fuel supplies to Afghan security forces. Despite US pressure, Karzai continues to stall the signing of a Bilateral Security Agreement.
From our archive:
Subel Bhandari looks at the Strategic Partnership Agreement, noting its avoidance of contentious issues. (April 2012)
Vijay Prashad reviews Syed Saleem Shahzad’s Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban: Beyond Bin Laden and 9/11, discussing Taliban strategy in the context of NATO withdrawal. (October 2011)
Aunohita Mojumdar explores questions of accountability in relation to the West’s “hasty exit strategy”. (February 2011)