Blogger Profile: Dilip Hiro
Dilip Hiro is the author of 33 books, the most recent being the just-published Apocalyptic Realm: Jihadists in South Asia (Yale University Press, New Haven and London).
April 4th, 2013
The Great Afghan Corruption Scam: How Operation Enduring Freedom Mutated into Operation Enduring Corruption
Crossposted from TomDispatch Washington has vociferously denounced Afghan corruption as a major obstacle to the U.S. mission in Afghanistan. This has been widely reported. Only one crucial element is missing from this routine censure: a credible explanation of why American nation-building failed there. No wonder. To do so, the U.S. ...
April 17th, 2012
Taking Uncle Sam for a Ride: How Pakistan Makes Washington Pay for the Afghan War
The following ingredients should go a long way to produce a political thriller. Mr. M, a jihadist in an Asian state, has emerged as the mastermind of a terrorist attack in a neighboring country, which killed six Americans. After sifting through a vast cache of intelligence and obtaining a legal ...