21 September 2006

Terrorism at Sheridan Circle: 30 years ago 21 September 2006
By Saul Landau

Ideology as façade for criminality 14 September 2006
By Saul Landau

War, Repression, Terrorism: Political Violence and Civilisation in Western and Muslim Societies
A study by Jochen Hippler
Commentaries by Nasr Hamid Abu Zaid and Amr Hamzawy
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart, Germany, September 2006

Global War on Terrorism Leaves Region in Turmoil 7 September 2006
By Praful Bidwai
Five years after U.S. President George W. Bush launched his "global war on terrorism", the world has become more unsafe, more divided, more strife-prone, more paranoid, and ironically, more vulnerable to terrorism, says Bidwai.

It's the foreign policy, stupid August 2006
By Oscar Reyes
The latest terrorist scare is being used to demonise Muslims and suppress dissent over British foreign policy. We should be as worried about this as we are scared by the threat of further terror plots, writes Oscar Reyes

Fighting terror with terror? 29 July 2006
By Praful Bidwai
Those who call for India to emulate Israel regarding Mumbai bombings are asking to copy a disgraceful model, rooted in illegality, gross immorality, and the terrorising of innocent civilians, writes Bidwai.

A disastrous model 29 July 2006
By Praful Bidwai
Those advocating armed attacks on Pakistan in response to the Mumbai bombings wish to emulate Israel's aggression. That is the worst model India could follow, says Bidwai.

India hamstrung on Israel 2 August 2006
By Praful Bidwai
There is a major rift between Indian government and segments of the public over Israel's actions in Lebanon and Gaza strip, writes Bidwai.

Gathering the Pieces After the Mumbai Blasts 13 july 2006
By Praful Bidwai
The Mumbai bombings were one of the gravest acts of terrorism in Indian history. But they do not pose a systemic challenge to the state, and India should avoid the temptation of passing counter-productive draconian laws, writes Bidwai.

Letter from Ground Zero
By Fred Halliday
The momentous changes in world politics provoked by the 9/11 attacks have still not been recognised in the United States itself, reports Fred Halliday in New York

Terrorism and delusion 12 April 2006
By Fred Halliday
The experts and the statistics say that the terrorist threat is diminishing. Fred Halliday takes a deeper look.

Counterinsurgency and Political Control:
US Military Strategies Regarding Regional Conflict
April 2006
By Jochen Hippler
In this in-depth study, Hippler analyses insurgencies and counter-insurgencies as basically struggles for legitimacy, both locally and internationally, using political and military means. In a context of often unilateral or even imperial US foreign policy or policies of doubtful legality, the US armed forces may be militarily superior to all potential foes, but quite vulnerable in the competition for political legitimacy. This paper describes and analyses US military doctrines as regards control of regional conflicts.

Bush's security strategy: defend the nation, change the world 31 March 2006
By Mariano Aguirre
The United States's linkage of pre-emption and failed states reflects a shift in rhetoric that leaves untouched the freedom to wage endless war, says Mariano Aguirre.

The Attorney-General comes to town 28 March 2006
Fred Halliday
Alberto Gonzales's evasions and apologetics about torture expose the United States administration's wider moral blindness, says Fred Halliday. However, the pervasive, institutional and sanctioned misconduct witnessed in Iraq goes further than this, and speaks to the endurance of the mentalities the US and Britain have inherited from their history of military conduct worldwide.

The Torture Line
By Naima Bouteldja and Robin Virgin
There is mounting evidence that the UK Foreign Office, armed forces and intelligence services are complicit in the illegal removal of suspects from one country to another for questioning and, in some cases, torture. Bouteldja and Virgin report.

Spain's 11-M and the right's revenge 13 March 2006
By Mariano Aguirre
The Madrid massacre of 11 March 2004 was the prelude to the political defeat of Spain's political right. Two years on, says Aguirre, it is deploying a conspiracy theory about 11-M as part of its comeback.

Terrorism Then and Now 11 August 2005
By Saul Landau
Michael Townley, who killed Orlando Letelier and several anti-Pinochet Chileans in the '70s, got a generous plea bargain from the US government, and walks freely on US streets after serving only five years. Meanwhile, other people sit in Guantanamo on suspicion that they might just be thinking of planning terrorism. Apparently, Washington has changed its criteria for evaluating terrorism, writes Landau.

The Crisis of Universalism: America and Radical Islam after 9/11 16 September 2004
By Fred Halliday
In a trenchant analysis of the post-9/11 world, Fred Halliday documents the two-sided assault both by the United States and its fundamentalist enemies on universal principles. Can citizens of the world retrieve a confident, humane politics from beneath the rubble?

Abu Ghraib Shows Moral Degradation 27 May 2004
By Boris Kagarlitsky

Terrorism in Historical Perspective Open Democracy, 22 April 2004
By Fred Halliday

50 kilometres down the road, you find a totally different kind of Islam Development and Cooperation 2/2004
Interview with Jochen Hippler

The Threats of Empire: Mexico, Watch Out! 20 March 2003
By Saul Landau

Lessons from Spain 18 March 2004
By Praful Bidwai
Three big factors underlie the momentous change that has occurred in Spain, writes Bidwai: the powerful sentiment against the war and occupation of Iraq, anger against the Aznar government for lying about the identity of the agency behind the March 11 attacks, and growing popular sympathy for the cause of regional autonomy and decentralisation of power.

  • Saul Landau Interview with Ricardo Alarcon, Cuban Vice President (en español) Progreso Weekly, 13 February 2003
  • Walden Bello The Reemergence of Balance-of-Power Politics Focus on the Global South, 10 February 2003
  • Saul Landau Terrorists on the Run. Some Away From, and Others toward Bush Progreso Weekly, 6 february 2003
  • Saul Landau The Quiet American Returns on Film Progreso Weekly, 26 December 2002
  • Saul Landau The Bush Vision and the Culture of Power Progreso Weekly, 19 December 2002
  • Saul Landau Bush Appoints Kissinger to Head ‘Warren Commission’ on 9/11 Progreso Weekly, 12 December 2002
  • Boris Kagarlitksy Zakayev Out of the Game The Moscow Times, 10 December 2002
  • Praful Bidwai We don't need a Putin!, Rediff.com, 13 November 2002
  • Boris Kagarlitsky Using the Chechen Enemy The Moscow Times, 12 November 2002
  • Saul Landau The Source of Terror Progreso Weekly, 1 November 2002
  • Boris Kagarlitsky Was It Necessary to Storm? The Moscow Times, 29 October 2002
  • Saul Landau The DC Sniper and the War Against Terrorism Progreso Weekly, 24 October 2002
  • Boris Kagarlitsky Swallowing the Official Line The Moscow Times, 10 September 2002
  • Achin Vanaik The Ethics and Efficacy of Political Terrorism Social Science Research Council, Sptember 2002
  • Fred Halliday New World, but the Same Old Disorder The Observer, 10 March 2002
  • Joel Jocamora The World After September 11: Burning the Haystack TNI Website, 15 March 2002
  • Saul Landau I Don't Got to Show you no Stinkin Reasons Progreso Weekly, 14 March 2002
  • Fred Halliday New World, But the Same Old Disorder The Observer, 10 March 2002
  • Joel Jocamora Setting Up the MILF TNI Website, 10 March 2002
  • Saul Landau A Quick Lesson in History and Liberty Progreso Weekly, 28 February 2002
  • Brid Brennan Turning the Philippines into another Afganistan ASEM Watch 72, February 2002
  • Walden Bello In the Eyes of the World Yes! Winter 2001/2002
  • Mariano Aguirre La hora de la intervención en Oriente Próximo El País, 6 December 2001
  • Mariano Aguirre Time to Intervene in the Middle East El País, 6 December 2001
  • Jochen Hippler Terrorismus und Islam - Einordnung eines komplizierten Verhältnisses Gewerkschaftliche Monathefte, December 2001
  • Fred Halliday Aftershocks that Will Eventually Shake us All The Observer, 25 November 2001
  • Ricardo Soberón Garrido La guerra internacional contra el terrorismo, el Plan Colombia y la region andina TNI Website, 15 November 2001
  • Achin Vanaik Shadow of a Free Press The Telegraph (Calcutta), 9 November 2001
  • Ricardo Vargas La nueva era mundial: amenazas e incidencias sobre el caso colombiano TNI/Acción Andina Briefing, November 2001
  • Ricardo Vargas The New Global Era: Threats and Impacts for Colombia TNI/Acción Andina Briefing, November 2001
  • Fred Halliday Beyond Bin Laden The Observer, 23 September 2001
  • Boris Kagarlitsky A Need for Honest Answers The Moscow Times, 30 October 2001
  • Praful Bidwai Winning the Battle, Losing the Peace Frontline, 27 October 2001
  • Peter Weiss The Two Richards TNI Website, 23 October 2001
  • Jochen Hippler Die Konzeptionslosigkeit wird sich langfristig rächen Frankfurter Rundschau, 22 Oktober 2001
  • Hillary Wainwright Challenging US Power Politically TNI Website, 17 October 2001
  • Boris Kagarlitsky Facing WTO Life Sentence The Moscow Times, 16 October 2001
  • Praful Bidwai India The Nation, 15 October 2001
  • Praful Bidwai Missing an Opportunity Frontline, 13 October 2001
  • Praful Bidwai The War Within Hindustan Times, 12 October 2001
  • Achin Vanaik The Unfolding Design The Telegraph (Calcutta), 10 October 2001
  • Boris Kagarlitsky Lessons in Passing the Buck The Moscow Times, 9 October 2001
  • Saul Landau Fast Track for Fast Track? Radio Pacifica, 6 October 2001
  • Jochen Hippler Ökonomie des Krieges Rheinischer Merkur, 5 October 2001
  • Jochen Hippler War Economy Rheinischer Merkur, 5 October 2001
  • Saul Landau The Impact on the Mexican Economy Radio Pacifica, 3 October 2001
  • Theo Roncken Los fabricantes de la guerra TNI Website, 1 October 2001
  • Walden Bello How to Lose a War Focus on Trade, October 2001
  • Susan George For journalists who ask: How do the events of 11 September affect the protest movement? October 2001
  • Praful Bidwai Follies Compounded Frontline, 29 September 2001
  • Jochen Hippler Das Modell 'Afghanistan Plus' Freitag, 28 September 2001
  • Praful Bidwai The Coming, Terrible, War India-syndicate.com, 28 September 2001
  • Amira Armenta Políticas para drogas: un vistazo a los hechos recientes TNI Website, 28 September 2001
  • Amira Armenta On Politics and Drugs: A Look at the Recent Events TNI Website, 28 September 2001
  • Achin Vanaik Fortress America The Hindu, 26 September 2001
  • Fred Halliday Beyond Bin Laden The Observer, 23 September 2001
  • Praful Bidwai Meeting the Terrorist Challenge India-syndicate.com, 21 September 2001
  • Mariano Aguirre Contra el discurso de la represalia El Diario Vasco, 21 September 2001
  • Peter Weiss War: Metaphor or Reality TNI Website, 19 September 2001
  • Walden Bello Endless War? Focus on the Global South, 18 September 2001
  • Hillary Wainwright People to People TNI Website, 18 September 2001
  • Phyllis Bennis The Newest World Order TNI Website, 17 September 2001
  • Fred Halliday No Man is an Island The Observer, Sunday 16 September 2001
  • Mariano Aguirre Los usos de la violencia espectacular El País, 14 September 2001
  • Praful Bidwai Terrorism: India's New "Strategic" Chance InterPress Service, 13 September 2001
  • Mariano Aguirre Un atentado contra la política y la democracia El correo digital, 12 September 2001
  • Mariano Aguirre An Attack on Democracy El correo digital, 12 September 2001
  • Mariano Aguirre El nuevo modelo de las guerras de expoliación La República, 15 August 2001
  • Eqbal Ahmad Terrorism: Theirs and Ours, October 12, 1998
  • Fred Halliday Kabul's Patriarchy With Guns The Nation, 11 November 1996