Monthly Archives: August 2010

August 30, 2010

Health as a Security and Foreign Policy Issue

Executive Summary:

Health has seen a decade of being incorporated into security and foreign policy. The degree to which this has occurred has varied significantly between countries however the general trend has been to incorporate health issues into the foreign and …

Posted in Briefing, Terrorism & Security
August 23, 2010

Heading Towards a Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan

Executive Summary
– With the U.S. troops scheduled to begin withdrawing from Afghanistan in July 2011, an emerging fragile state under Hamid Karzai is headed for a takeover by the Taliban. Sensing this inevitability, various regional powers are recalibrating their relationships. …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
August 18, 2010

Foreign Policy towards Libya: time to re-evaluate

Executive Summary:

Muammar Gaddafi is not only an unpredictable leader but also a master in political manipulation. He has skillfully been able to seize the upper hand in diplomatic disputes, with the result of leaving other countries utterly humiliated.
The cases of …

Posted in Briefing, Libya
August 16, 2010

Pakistan’s ISI: Still looking both ways

Executive Summary:
– Prime minister David Cameron’s recent comments on Pakistan, in which he said that Pakistan must not be allowed to ‘look both ways’ and ‘promote the export of terror’, sparked controversy and angry denials in Pakistan.
– It is widely …

Posted in Opinion Editorial