Crunch time in Pakistan

August 26, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. It’s crunch time in Pakistan. Resolving Pakistan’s financial crisis is likely to require newly appointed prime minister Imran Khan to not only accept an International Monetary Fund (IMF) straightjacket but tackle his and Pakistan’s convoluted relationship to militancy. With the breeding ground for militancy built into the country’s…

Despite concerns, China sees a potential ally in Pakistan’s Imran Khan

July 30, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. Pakistani prime minister-in waiting Imran Khan’s ability to chart his own course as well as his relationship with the country’s powerful military is likely to be tested the moment he walks into his new office. Pakistan’s most fundamental problems loom large and are likely to demand his immediate…

Shooting oneself in one’s own foot: Pakistan’s failed effort to evade terrorism finance listing

June 29, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. The Pakistani government’s removal of a virulently anti-Shiite militant from its terrorism list at the very moment that an international money laundering and terrorism finance watchdog was deciding to put the country on a watchlist highlights Pakistan’s struggle to come to grips with militancy. The decision by the…

Supreme Court Ratifies Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’: ‘A Clear Violation of Rights’

June 27, 2018

The Supreme Court has given the President the power to discriminate against foreigners based on religious or ethnic background, says Ibraham Qatabi, of the Center for Constitutional Rights

What to do with Pakistani militant Hafez Saeed? Pakistan and China grope for ambiguity

What to do with Pakistani militant Hafez Saeed? Pakistan and China grope for ambiguity

May 24, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. Recent remarks by several senior Pakistani officials suggest that Pakistan and China are groping with how to deal with globally designated Pakistani militant Hafez Saeed as the South Asian nation gears up for elections expected in July and risks being next month put on an international terrorism finance…

Trump Admin. Says China and Russia Are Top US National Security ‘Threats,’ Not Terrorism

January 26, 2018

The US government is moving away from “war on terror” rhetoric as Defense Secretary Mattis says “great power competition, not terrorism, is now the primary focus of US national security,” Ben Norton reports.

Falsely Accused Terrorism Suspect Released After 10-Year Ordeal

January 25, 2018

Sociology professor Hassan Diab, who was accused of a terrorist attack in Paris over ten years ago, and who Canada extradited to France three years ago, was just released. Diab talks to TRNN about his ordeal in one of his first interviews upon his return

Trump Targets Hezbollah, and ISIS May Benefit

October 11, 2017

The Trump administration is offering a bounty on two Hezbollah leaders and making unfounded warnings of a potential attack by the group “on the homeland.” Author and Trinity College professor Vijay Prashad says the US targeting of Hezbollah may ultimately benefit groups like ISIS

Domestic Extremism and the Case of the Toronto 18

June 29, 2017
The Canadian and the US state is trying to manage domestically the threats they themselves have created because of their foreign policies, explains Jeremy Kowalski, author of “Domestic Extremism and the Case of the Tornoto 18”