In the age of instant communication, news of Osama Bin Laden's death spread quickly. Almost as instantaneous was the reaction from various quarters of the region.
In May 2005, I paid a visit to Iran, where I talked about the "War on Terror" as well as the U.S.-led interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq in several settings — including a seminar with a group of clerical scholars in Qom (which is usually referred to as a "holy city" but struck me as being more
Yemen has witnessed many conflicts since the early 1960s. Currently, there is conflict taking place between the Saleh regime and the Houthi rebels in the north. There is also tension between the Saleh regime and southern secessionists.
If serious disputes arose between Islamic revolutionary actors, America and others might be able to exploit them. But will such serious disputes arise?
The phrase "War on Terror" was popularized by President George W. Bush and his administration in the aftermath of 9/11. It has been widely criticized ever since then. Terror, after all, is a tactic. How, many asked, can war be waged against a tactic?
The “War on Terror” was launched by President George W. Bush in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. At first, the “War on Terror” appeared to go quite well for the United States and its allies.