Strategic culture foundation online magazine latest publications 28 March -3 April, 2010

Rafe MAIR (Canada)
Is a US attack on Iran inevitable?
America knows that as long as the Palestinian question has not been resolved to, at least to the grudging satisfaction of the parties, Iran will get its nuclear weapons and aim them at nuclear armed Israel, thus providing two nations that despise one another the ability to destroy each other not just because of the current situation but because of fundamentally different national memories, each of which is based upon the perceived approval of God.

Aurobinda MAHAPATRA (India)
Reflections on US-Pak Strategic Dialogue and Implications for South Asia
On matters of balancing its relations with India and Pakistan, probably the US has become one of the most ambiguously successful countries in the sense that it never fails to elicit good and friendly relations from either of the countries, which are arch-rivals.

Aurobinda MAHAPATRA (India)
Russia’s Moment
“The terror attacks at metro stations in Moscow on 29 March 2010 and two days later in Dagestan bring into forefront the complex nature of terror attacks and, more importantly, the ideology behind these attacks… One of the most influential Islamic theologians of the 20th century is the Pakistani Syed Abul A’ala Maududi. He openly declared, “Islam wishes to destroy all States and Governments anywhere on the face of the earth, which are opposed to the ideology and program of Islam… Islam does not intend to confine this revolution to a single State or a few countries; the aim of Islam is to bring about a universal revolution…”