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Owen Bennett-Jones
Owen Bennett-Jones

  • April 14, 2015

    New president, new policies

    Until a few months ago Obama seemed to be living proof of the claim that no matter who wins the White House, not much changes. But the cynics may...

  • March 31, 2015

    More control than destruction

    There are two questions about Pakistan authorities’ recent moves against the MQM. Why is it happening and how far will it go? There are a number...

  • March 17, 2015

    The bomb

    Countries possess nuclear weapons for all sort of different reasons. For the US, China and Russia the bomb is a military and technological...

  • March 03, 2015

    Ambush

    Last year I was lucky enough to visit the Shahur defile or tangi in South Waziristan. A few miles from Jandola, it is the perfect place for an...

  • February 17, 2015

    Local or global?

    The Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris and the attack in Copenhagen have intensified and sharpened the debate in Europe about the sources of violent...

  • February 03, 2015

    Targets

    Ever since the 9/11 attacks violent jihadists have displayed an almost stubborn inability to select targets that suit their purposes. Was the...

  • January 21, 2015

    A complex of cases

    There have been a number of reports in the Pakistan press in recent months that the UK authorities are about to drop the cases against Altaf...