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Osama's demise and Zawahiri's rise : weakening of Al Qaeda
Ayman Al Zawahiri’s rise as leader of Al Qaeda could increase internal disunity and weaken the terrorist organisation. Outside the Afghan-Pakistan theatre its threat will be limited to instigating associates in the Arabian ...
Solving the Libyan quagmire : exile option for Gaddafi?
The current crisis in Libya requires quick resolution. Otherwise it may have a serious impact at a global level. The least costly and quickest solution is to allow Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi to live in exile as has happened ...
Abu Bakar Bashir's imprisonment : what next?
The conviction of Abu Bakar Bashir is an important milestone in the fight against violent radicals in Indonesia. However, its effect on the radicalisation problem on the ground may not be significant unless Bashir’s influence ...
The Egyptian uprising : waning threat of the jihadists
The Egyptian uprising is showing no sign of abating. Amidst the Western paranoia that Islamists will rise to power, is the prospect of this uprising turning into a jihadist threat real or imagined?
Osama's burial : how it should have been
The hurried burial at sea of Osama bin Laden’s body after his killing by US special forces has provoked negative perceptions among Muslims. The battle to win the hearts and minds of the Muslim masses has not been served. ...