Global Crisis Watch discusses the wave of suicide attacks, increasing instability and Musharraf’s survival game in Pakistan, and the convergence of crime and terror and how it plays into law enforcement counterterrorism strategy. Guests: B. Raman, Director, Institute for Topical Studies in Chennai, India, and former head of Indian intelligence, and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Vice President of Research, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington, DC.
Global Crisis Watch discusses al Qaeda’s Summer campaign and the growing sense of dread in Washington and Islamabad, expectation of war in Lebanon as Hezbollah rearms, and Iran’s continuing efforts to stall efforts to close its nuclear weapons program. Guests: Dr. Rohan Gunaratna, International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism in Singapore, Dr. Walid Phares, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, and Alireza Jafarzadeh, Strategic Policy Consulting.
Global Crisis Watch analyzes Musharraf’s support within Pakistan’s armed forces within the context of the continuing standoff at the Red Mosque and the attempted takedown of his plane, and also discusses the ongoing terror investigations in the UK and credibility of chatter within al Qaeda’s rank and file. Guests: Military analyst Bill Roggio in New Jersey, B. Raman, former head of India’s external intelligence agency R&AW and current Director of the Institute for Topical Studies in Chennai, and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, VP of Research, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Washington, DC.