"Do not just correct Libya's rotten system step by step but make a clear cut with the past and a large leap into the future based on radical reforms from the beginning, quick privatization, minimum national debt, and a strong, new currency."
In only a few months a long-serving dictator was ousted by his people with the strong support of NATO. Now it is time to look for the right decisions for the future of Libya and to focus on taking the first steps.
Here my 17 points of an action plan for a better future in Libya: Continue reading Action Plan For Libya
Dr. Hubertus Hoffmann
The continuation of the killing of more than 1000 civilians in Syria by dictator Bashar al-Assad must now be answered by innovative actions by the Arab states and the West.
Words are not enough anymore, he does not listen to them. Continue reading Proposals for innovative Actions in Syria
Habib Malik Orakzai, Chairman of the Mutahida Qabail Party (MQP) and President of Pakinstan's International Human Rights Organization (PIHRO): "There are strong feelings all around the Muslim world that Afghanistan is under deadly occupation. As those installed by the US - including Karzai - have no legitimacy, the writ of the "government" is nowhere prevalent beyond the "city state" of Kabul. America and NATO have now realized that they should talk to Taliban but there seems to be no quick way out. The way out has to be found. One can argue that the FATA situation will hardly stabilize unless the occupying forces get out of Afghanistan."
Habib Malik Orakzai is the Founder and Chairman of Mutahidda Qabail Party (MQP), the first political party to represent and serve the tribal people of the Federally Adminstered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan next to Afghanistan, and President of Pakistan’s International Human Rights Organization (PIHRO). He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the World Security Network Foundation (WSN). In his discussion with Dr. Hubertus Hoffmann, President of WSN, he explores the current situation of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan and talks about prospects for Afghanistan.
Hubertus Hoffmann: How dangerous is the situation now in Pakistan’s tribal areas (FATA)?
Habib Malik Orakzai: Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) had been peaceful before 9/11. The ongoing insurgency is not a local phenomenon; rather things have spilled over into Pakistan from across its Western borders where American and Allied Forces have drastically failed in achieving any of their stated targets. NATO and America have been launching military operations without informing Pakistani authorities and this has resulted in foreign militants being pushed into Pakistani areas. Agreements with militants that could ensure peace in the area were sabotaged with airstrikes and propaganda – resulting in expansion of the militancy. Youth of the area are fast in joining the militants, which is one of the reasons that FATA is underdeveloped, with scarce social services and virtually no job opportunities, despite the territory having vast potential for development, particularly in the mineral sector. For immediate and long-term peace and development in the region, dialogue should precede military action. National strategy about the “War on Terror” itself needs a review and the development potential of FATA needs to be exploited. Today, FATA is being labeled as a cause and center of militancy by many, not only in Pakistan but in the entire region. While the Afghan government and the international community is blaming Pakistan for providing a safe haven to militants in its tribal belt, the government of Pakistan believes that the growing number of suicide attacks and other violent incidents have their roots in this area. Meanwhile, the people of FATA feel that they are being subjected to killings and forcible displacements not only by the US and NATO forces but by the Pakistani army and the militant groups as well. While the international community and global media are describing FATA as the cause of instability in the region, most people in the country and even outside believe otherwise; that is, it is basically the consequence of the presence of foreign forces in Afghanistan. Pakistan has deployed 100,000 troops to the border area to control cross border militancy; however, the Afghan government is not taking serious action for stopping the militants from Afghanistan to carry out terrorist activities in border areas of Pakistan. Continue reading “Education is key for development of FATA in Pakistan”
Dr. Hubertus Hoffmann
Under the command of the brilliant U.S. General David Petraeus, the 133,000 soldiers strong NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) – operating under the UN Security Council mandate resolution 1386 from December 20, 2001 with 48 nations and in partnership with the government in Kabul and its Afghan National Security Forces . . . → Read More: Afghanistan: Why the UN via ISAF will win
Gen (ret.) Ehsan ul Haq, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Pakistani Military and director of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), and now a member of the International Advisory Board of WSN, discussed with WSN President Dr. Hubertus Hoffmann the current political difficulties in Pakistan and Afghanistan, explained . . . → Read More: Former Pakistani Chief of Staff and ISI Director Gen. Ehsan ul Haq on Afghanistan and Pakistan
Germany, February 11, 2011
A special team of the World Security Network Foundation participated in the most important Munich Security Conference yet. Hot-spots like Egypt, Afghanistan, Cyber Warfare and the implications of the financial crisis for defense were discussed by more than 300 experts:
1. One milestone was the New START Agreement . . . → Read More: World Security Network reporting from the 47th Munich Security Conference in Munich
Dr. Hubertus Hoffmann
President and Founder
World Security Network Foundation
When Al Qaeda or other radicals attack and kill Christians in Muslim countries like Egypt, Pakistan, Iraq or Indonesia “in the name of Allah and the Koran” they offend the Holy Book of more than one billion Muslims, they offend the Prophet and they offend Allah in the worst way possible as well.
Killing civilians because they follow the religions of Abraham is blasphemy against Islam, and even during jihad is never allowed under Islamic rules.
These severe sins are even more punishable than burning the Koran. Continue reading Muslims & killing Christians: Defend the Prophet & Punish the Sinners!
Most Muslim and Western countries continue to be engaged in conflicts against ‘Islamist’ militant movements, including Al Qaeda, both inside and outside their own borders. This will continue over the next decade. These militants are a threat first to other Muslims, and second to the open societies of the West.
The ‘hard’ factors of security are required and important, but are not enough to win.
To win, we urgently need a smart new double strategy of hard and soft factors, of de-radicalisation and peace-making. Continue reading Punish terrorists according to Sharia as they offend the Prophet and Allah
“French President Nikolas Sarkozy should take the lead, together with the UK’s personally influential Prince Charles, to negotiate a dignified exit for Afghan President Karzai within the next few months. This is no time to leave the status quo and ‘wait and see’.”
Four months ago the World Security Network . . . → Read More: Get Karzai out of the line of fire in Afghanistan now!
written by: Dieter Farwick, Benedikt Franke, Hubertus Hoffmann, Michael Kueppers and Benedikt Wahler, 12-Feb-10
BrigGen (ret) Dieter Farwick, Global Editor-in-Chief of the World Security Network, met Dr. Henry Kissinger in Munich who was promoting his www.globalzero.org project with the objective of a world free of nuclear arms.
Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger welcomed more than 300 . . . → Read More: World Security Network reporting from the 46th Munich Security Conference
U.S. Foreign Policy: Dangerous – Destructive? Hubertus Hoffmann speech at Trinity College Dublin written by: Dr. Hubertus Hoffmann, 25-Oct-07
“The foreign policy of the Bush Administration was not carefully, cleverly and deeply politically planned and handled – it was power-centric, mismanaged, and dominated by U.S.-centric provincialism.”
The world’s oldest debating society, the University Philosophical . . . → Read More: U.S. Foreign Policy: Dangerous – Destructive?
Is Islam tolerant ? written by: Dr. Hubertus Hoffmann, 20-Oct-06
Dr. Hubertus Hoffmann, Founder and President of the World Security Network Foundation visiting the Vatican promoting tolerance between Islam and Christianity: “Both in the West as well as in the Muslim world, the central aspect of Islam as a progressive and tolerant religion has . . . → Read More: Is Islam tolerant ?
Obama’s new Foreign Policy needs a Double Strategy of Power and Diplomacy – a mix of creativity, imagination, excellency, brilliant strategies & power – to be better than Bush written by: Dr. Hubertus Hoffmann, 10-Nov-08
Dr. Hubertus Hoffmann, President and Founder of the World Security Network Foundation: “The foreign policy of the Bush Administration . . . → Read More: Obama’s new Foreign Policy needs a Double Strategy of Power and Diplomacy —
Hubertus Hoffmann: On the strategic importance of FATA
written by: Dr. Hubertus Hoffmann, 15-Dec-07
German entrepreneur and geostrategist Dr. Hubertus Hoffmann is Founder and President of the World Security Network Foundation: “We cordially invite you, as a representative of the global elite, to become a prominent supporter of the World Security Network as a Friend, Trustee or a Patron and actively assist . . . → Read More: World Security Network: Why you should join as a prominent supporter now !