Author Archives: Deepak Tripathi

About Deepak Tripathi

Deepak Tripathi spent 23 years as a BBC correspondent and editor (1977-2000), set up the BBC bureau in Kabul in the early 1990s, was resident correspondent in Afghanistan and reported from Pakistan, Syria, Sri Lanka and India. Tripathi is the author of “Breeding Ground: Afghanistan and the Origins of Islamist Terrorism” (Potomac Books, Inc., Washington, D.C., 2011) and “Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan” (Potomac, 2010). His other works include “Dialectics of the Afghanistan Conflict” (Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2008) and “Sri Lanka’s Foreign Policy Dilemmas” (Chatham House, London, 1989). His articles have appeared in publications such as The Economist and the Daily Telegraph of London and he is a regular contributor to a broad range of publications, among them Al-Ahram, CounterPunch, Foreign Policy Journal, History News Network (George Mason University), Palestine Chronicle and ZNet. He blogs at

The battle between the US/EU and China/India to control world energy resources is being fought in Iran

The race for control of energy resources has escalated to a point where China, India and Russia, three main Eastern powers, are drawn into open confrontation with America and the European Union.

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A Year of Foreboding: What next for the Arab Spring?

From Libya in North Africa to Pakistan on the edge of South Asia, the region has seldom been so explosive. Human aspirations for liberty and freedom from oppression defined the year 2011 — where is the region headed in 2012?

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