Well known Indian journalist M.J. Akbar is the Editor, The Sunday Guardian and Editor, India on Sunday in Britain, editor of Covert, a fortnightly magazine of current affairs, a blogger and the author of many books, most recently Blood Brothers.

Pakistan authorities couldn’t find Osama bin Laden and they couldn’t respond to the American assault on his compound. M.J. Akbar on why the military’s independence is self-destructive.

There's a cynical reason that people like Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin don't want a mosque built near ground zero, writes M.J. Akbar—it will prove that there's nothing scary about Islam.

Is the president's Afghanistan timetable about victory there in 2011—or here in 2012? M.J. Akbar on Obama's cynical calculation, and his missed chance to get India fighting on his side.

Washington’s response to 9/11 may have been over the top, but it sent the right message. India’s sleepy reaction to the terrorist assault on Mumbai a year ago today is an invitation to another attack, says M.J. Akbar.

As the president dithers about whether to send 36,000 more troops or 40,000—as if 4,000 will convert potential humiliation into a historic victory—M.J. Akbar explains why the warlords always get the last word.

Clinton proved her diplomatic skills in Delhi, says M.J. Akbar, one of India’s leading columnists. She knows how to deliver tough talk with perfect nuance and a lovely smile.

Once a staunch opponent of jihad, Pakistan has turned into a toxic “jelly state" run by theocratic armies. Can Obama’s special envoy unite the country against the Taliban?