Center for Strategic Communication

Twice Deceived: the U.S. by Pakistan’s I.S.I.

By Patricia Lee Sharpe The myth holds that Pakistan’s I.S.I. (aka the Interservices Intelligence Agency) is on top of everything.  Its generals are the puppeteers who control Pakistan. If so, the infallible ISI has failed, miserably, at least twice in the last few...

Saudis Playing with Fire

By Patricia Lee Sharpe If the documents recently made public on Wikileaks are authentic, and they appear to be, then Saudi Arabia seems to be doing a more ambitious job of public diplomacy than the U.S., its originator and once thoroughly competent practitioner. ...

The Truth is Out

By Patricia L. Sharpe New York Times headlines notwithstanding, King Salman of Saudi Arabia won’t be merely  “snubbing” President Obama when he fails to attend a  summit meeting in Washington.  He can’t afford to play petty games.  He needs U.S. weapons, and he...

How English Keeps India Together

By Patricia Lee Sharpe Given his complex parentage (Indian Sikh and Pakistani Muslim) and his own career as a writer in English, both fiction and non-fiction, the latter for British or American publications, it’s hard to understand how Aatish Taseer could have written...