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Al Qaeda, The Taliban & The US Presidential Elections-International Terrorism Monitor—Paper No. 768


Paper No. 5230                                                                    29-Sept-2012

By B. Raman

Pakistani Intelligence Base in Colombo


Paper No. 5226                                                                                29-Sept-2012

By B. Raman

In an article written on June 12, 2004, I had inter alia stated as follows:

“For its intelligence-collection and covert action operations directed against India, Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) uses four external bases - Kathmandu, Dubai, Bangkok and Colombo.

Al Qaeda’s First Comment on Benghazi Attack comes from Yemen - International Terrorism Monitor---Paper No. 767


Paper No. 5219                                                          17-Sept-2012

By B. Raman                                                     

Al Qaeda’s first comment on the commando-style attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi in Libya has not come from its command and control in North Waziristan in Pakistan headed by its Amir Ayman al-Zawahiri, but from its Yemen branch called Ai Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), also referred to as Ansar al-Sharia (Supporters of Sharia)

New books throw fresh light on Osama’s killing


Paper No. 5215                                                   14-Sept-2012

Guest column by Rajeev Sharma 

Two new books have been published in the United States on the killing of al Qaida founder chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on May 2, 2011. The books’ launch coincided with the 9/11 anniversary and have already ignited politics in the US as well as Pakistan. 

New Winds of Jihad: Simplified & from the Global to the Local - International Terrorism Monitor—Paper No.765


Paper No. 5211                                                              13-Sept-2012

By B. Raman

Denial of Pakistani Visa to Praveen Swami

Paper No. 5204                                                             10 Sept 2012

By B. Raman 

There are no saints in matters relating to visas. And there are no heroes either.

2. We should avoid an immature and juvenile song and dance over the refusal of a visa by the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi to Shri Praveen Swami, who heads the Delhi office of “The Hindu”, to enable him to accompany Shri S. M. Krishna, our Foreign Minister, during his just concluded visit to Pakistan.


Paper no. 1080             08. 08. 2004

by B.Raman


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