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How global events can affect the Muslim vote

Fri, 07/18/2008 - 12:00

As the date for the vote of confidence government nears and the possibility of a premature general election looms large, a question often debated is the attitude of the Indian Muslims to the Indo-US nuclear deal.

The Evolution of Espionage: Beijing's Red Spider Web

Thu, 07/17/2008 - 12:00

The fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War had a profound impact not only on how security and intelligence professionals viewed the world of espionage but also on the motivations of the players and the targets of their espionage activities.

Beijing has hijacked 'terrorism'

Tue, 07/15/2008 - 12:00

A day after Radio Free Asia announced the execution of two Uighur “terrorist” suspects in Xinjiang, the People’s Daily newspaper wrote that “These incidents [riots in Tibet and unrest in Xinjiang] show … that the Beijing Olympics is facing a terrorist threat unsurpassed in Olympic history,” adding that as a result Chinese authorities had “built the most strict prevention and control system in Olympic history, adopting a series of security measures rarely seen.”

Inside China: Games warned of terrorist threats

Sun, 07/13/2008 - 12:00

Beijing has been put on red alert with the countdown to the Olympics quickening. As we report on these pages, some 100,000 troops and police will mount an unprecedented security operation, backed by a volunteer force of over half a million.

Chinese Security Interests in Central Asia

Fri, 07/11/2008 - 12:00

The sudden change in the geopolitical configuration in and around Central Asia caused by the collapse of the USSR came as a considerable surprise to China.

Analysis: Controlling Tibet

Tue, 07/08/2008 - 12:00

The eruption of riots in Tibet in March reflected an increasingly complicated political situation there, involving both internal and external factors.

Don't Trust Me on Guantanamo, Read This: Ann Woolner

Tue, 07/08/2008 - 12:00

Because of the close, ideologically divided vote, you may give slim credit to last month's 5-4 Supreme Court decision slamming the U.S. handling of suspected enemy combatants.

Free This Detainee

Tue, 07/08/2008 - 12:00

There's someone I'd like to introduce to President Bush. Also to Chief Justice John Roberts and Sen. John McCain. His name is Huzaifa Parhat, and that get-together might be tricky to arrange. Parhat is also known as ISN (Internment Serial Number) 320 at Guantanamo Bay.

Uighur detainees faced Chinese torture methods at Gitmo

Sun, 07/06/2008 - 12:00

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has released declassified portions of a June 20 decision that a Combatant Status Review Tribunal had improperly designated a Chinese Uighur detained at Guantanamo Bay as an "enemy combatant."

PLA's rapid reaction capability in Tibet

Sat, 06/28/2008 - 12:00

The eruption of riots in Tibet in March reflected an increasingly complicated political situation there, involving both internal and external factors.

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