Osama Bin Laden

  • Four more years!

    Delhi Musings |  Shormishtha Panja
    Now that Barack Obama has won a second term, let's look at some of the reasons for his victory in what was predicted as a...

  • I was not privy to the US OBL operation

    Diplomat's Diary |  Wajid Shamsul Hasan
    Ever since the Memo scandal broke, our media mongers, whose previous almost daily predictions over the past four years about the demise of the democratic...

  • In the line of fire: Pakistan's Army, post-Osama

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Not only is the Pakistani public angry, but this is the first time in the country's 63 years that the Army chief and the head...

  • OBL: Victory out of the jaws of defeat

    Diplomat's Diary |  Wajid Shamsul Hasan
    Dead Osama bin Laden's (OBL) ghost has struck again claiming over 80 lives in Charsaddah. As a consequence of May 2 Abbottabad episode such incidents...

  • Dealing with an untrustworthy neighbour

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    While practical considerations may rule out India doing a Geronimo EKIA on the 26/11 kingpins, Dr. Singh's extra pacifist approach is nothing short of a...

  • People of Pakistan have done no wrong

    In Conversation |  Hemender Sharma
    The American discovery of the Abbottabad mansion from which Osama bin laden was directing his al-Qaeda operations for the past five-six years has brought Pakistan...

  • Operation Blackjack: Lessons for India

    Neighbourhood watch |  Subir Bhaumik
    The surgical commando strike that killed Osama Bin Laden at his Abbotabad mansion has demonstrated that the US is prepared to do whatever it takes...

  • Pakistan: Beyond the Crisis State

    Diplomat's Diary |  Wajid Shamsul Hasan
    Since Pakistan has been in the eye of the storm, many books are being published on the future of the state. Not many are objective...

  • Another Osama: will natural resources be a reason?

    Renju's Space |  Renju Joseph
    Beaming all over the Indian media is the Pakistan flag freshly branded 'the suspect state', after the much rejoiced and equally condemned Osama killing. Pakistan,...

  • Osama's death no reason for India to cheer

    Reverse Sweep |  Priyarag Verma
    Osama bin Laden is dead, the US has achieved what it set out to after 9/11 and Pakistan is red-faced that the world's most wanted...

  • Osama's death: conspiracy or co-incidence?

    Gill & Tonic |  Gillian Marie Hooper
    US President Barack Obama announced on May 2 that the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden, was killed in a pre-dawn helicopter-borne secret operation...

  • Bad choppers, fake pilots: no Geronimo please

    Sanguine Symphony |  Pragati Ratti
    The world watched as the biggest news of the year broke: the most wanted terrorist and Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is dead. US...

  • Pakistan: An Absent State

    ON THE ROCKS: No Watering Down |  Ipsita Shome
    The late Al-Qaeda chief's hideout was a $1-million mansion in Abbottabad in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan, not a menial cave on the rugged terrains...

  • Osama, US humanitarian aid and a helpless world

    In Conversation |  Hemender Sharma
    "The people of Afghanistan, with their blood, courage and faith, are an inspiration to the cause of freedom everywhere" This was President Reagan in February...