Enter the nightmare scenarios: Global Crisis Watch explores the dangerous days ahead in the post-Benazir Bhutto environment in Pakistan with Dr. Rohan Gunaratna, author of Inside al Qaeda and director of Singapore’s International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, military analyst Bill Roggio, editor of The Long War Journal, in New Jersey, and B. Raman, former chief of India’s Research & Analysis Wing and current director of the Institute for Topical Studies, in Chennai, India.
Robert Spencer, Director of JihadWatch, and Marvin Hutchens, cofounder of ThreatsWatch, debate on approaches to Muslim reform within the counterterrorism community. Moderated by guest host Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Vice President of Research, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
Global Crisis Watch discusses the significance of AQ #2 Ayman al-Zawahiri’s latest propaganda and frustration with the Iraq theater, the assassination of Brig. Gen. Francois al-Hajj in Lebanon, and the continued politicking in Pakistan. Guests: Dr. Walid Phares, author of The War of Ideas and Director of the Future Terrorism Project at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, and military analyst Bill Roggio of the Long War Journal.
Global Crisis Watch discusses the coming assault on Musa Qala, Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan, Nawaz Sharif’s politicking in Pakistan, significance of the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran, al-Qaeda’s desperate situation in Iraq and the recent audio tape of “Abu Omar al-Baghdadi,” and the threat to Somali security from the Somaliland secessionist movement. Guests: B. Raman, Director of the Institute for Topical Studies in Chennai, India, Steve Schippert, Managing Editor of ThreatsWatch.org in New Jersey, Dr. Abdiweli Ali, Niagara University in Buffalo, and Dr. Ali Bahar in Houston.
Global Crisis Watch gauges the significance of Osama bin Laden’s latest message and the latest terror risks in Europe, reviews the situation in Sudan in context of the Gibbons fallout, and covers the deteriorating situation in Eastern Chad amidst the rising influence of Wahhabis. Guests: Olivier Guitta, editor of The Crossaint in Washington, and Ramadji Doumnande, leading Chadian political activist and editor of Ramadji.com in Rochester, NY.