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Epos converses with Fariba Nawa

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Fariba Nawa is an award-winning Afghan-American journalist and frequent speaker on Middle East and South/Central Asian issues. She lived and reported from Afghanistan from 2002 to 2007, and witnessed the U.S.-led war against the Taliban and al Qaeda. She is currently teaching journalism at San Francisco State University. In this exclusive interview for EPOS, Fariba Nawa comments the results of the first round run-off vote in Afghanistan. She talks about the issue of security, the question of the Taliban and the political participation of women in the elections. She also analyzes the challenges and the political measures that the new President of Afghanistan will have to take

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Al Qaeda after bin Laden

Wednesday, 04 May 2011 09:07
by Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra (EPOS)
EPOS Insights

It will be naive to believe that the menace of terrorism will wither away with the death of Osama bin Laden in the morning hours of 2nd May 2011. At present juncture it will be difficult to predict what exact course the international terror menace will take in the era after Osama bin Laden, the most inspirational figure among the terrorists worldwide. In fact, the value of Osama was not in his person himself, but rather in the inspiration he was evoking among the terrorists worldwide...

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by Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra (EPOS)
EPOS Insights
The 21st century in its first decade has witnessed strengthening and mushrooming of terrorist activities across the globe. The fact remains that like any massive organisation terrorist groups having wider networks can not work effectively without adequate funding. The massive international network of terrorism cannot be sustained without huge funding whether raised from state actors or non-state actors.
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From Lenin to Bin Laden

Friday, 24 April 2009 23:20
by Franz Gustincich (EPOS)
EPOS Insights

How can a terrorist operation like that of the 11th of September, be financed? Which are the channels used by Bin Laden’s ‘multinational’ of terror to subsidize the peripheral offices (the cells), which guarantee the supply of (arms, explosives, counterfeited documents) and maintain the high level of specialization of its members (terrorist training)? The answers furnished in this article might hold some surprises.

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A State within a State

Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00
by Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra (EPOS)
EPOS Insights
With the Taliban writ running large in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan a retrograde medieval practice has come to life with utmost impunity with the imposition of religious tax (Jizya) on the minorities in the region. The Sikh families living in Qasim Khel and Samma Feroz Khel areas of Orakzai agency in FATA have reportedly fled the area as the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) devastated their houses and shops because they could not pay the tax fixed to the tune of 50 million Pakistani rupees, about one million US dollar
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by Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra (EPOS)
EPOS Insights
Imagine terrorists with nuclear weapon in their hands! The recent developments in Pakistan point at the feasibility of such a scenario with horrendous consequences for the world. These developments are going to add a new dimension to international terror discourse. Pakistan’s Dera Ghazi Khan nuclear site and its adjacent compound has become the target of terrorists on many occasions. It has faced at least one ground attack by more than a dozen gunmen.
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