Militarization of CIA?

There are complaints that since 9/11 the level of “militarization” of CIA reaches unhealthy level for the intelligence agency.

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What if Gaddafi will stay?

It is not impossible. Kenneth Pollack from The Brookings Institution answered my questions on the Brookings ‘s web chat.

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The CIA-ISI relations

The ISI is the CIA’s most important partner against al Qaeda but also the most difficult.

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U.S. officials confirmed Raymond Davis is a security contractor working for CIA

See here. Is it a game changer? For previous post about the case of Raymond Davis see here.

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The case of Raymond Davis and Pakistan-US relations

American diplomat Raymond Davis shot two men on January 27 in Lahore if he was threatened by them. He is in detention in Pakistan. According to U.S. State Department he should be released immediately as he enjoys diplomatic immunity. But there is a growing rumor in Pakistani media Davis was a spy and he shot two agents of Inter-Services Intelligence. Some update of this post is here.

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Will the US and Russia renegotiate New START treaty?

Russian Duma prepares five amendments for the ratification of New START. During the heated debate the US Senate voted down the amendment of Senator John McCain with argument it could lead to the renegotiation of the treaty.

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Iraq: Political stalemate and violence. Any connection?

And President Barack Obama said US combat mission in Iraq will end this month as promised.

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