Bombings in Nigeria May Ignite Religious War
The murder of 40 Catholics as they left Mass on Christmas morning in Nigeria demonstrates the inability of President Goodluck Jonathan’s government to counter the rise of violent Islamist extremism, according to a new intelligence analysis at LIGNET.com. What do the extremists want for Nigeria? Jobs that they claim Christians are taking from them. And something else.
to read the full analysis of the situation in Nigeria at LIGNET.com
Israel Worried as Hamas Rejoins PLO
The Palestinian Authority seems poised to adopt a more radical posture as the two previously estranged Palestinian political factions, Fatah and Hamas, move closer to a reconciliation deal that is likely to grant the Islamist Hamas a more dominant position in Palestinian politics. Israeli-Palestinian relations, it seems, are headed for rough waters.
to read the analysis by our intelligence experts at LIGNET.com
India to Ax Independent Oversight of Nuclear Program
India’s Parliament is expected to abolish its independent nuclear regulatory board in early 2012, at the same time as the country looks to build 44 more nuclear reactors. The Western powers are right to be concerned that India, already a nuclear power, could be looking to beef up its nuclear arsenal out of sight of international overseers. One country is rethinking its plan to export uranium to India or face political defeat at home.
to read the analysis of the recent developments in India at LIGNET.com.
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