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Sanjay Kumar

He worked as a reporter and producer with a leading TV news agency, ANI, for five years where he covered conflict in India’s northeast.

Book Review: <em>Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years</em>
August 28, 2015
Book Review: Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years
Amarjit Singh Dulat’s book narrates the story of contemporary Kashmir.
Book Review: Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years
Is There an Alternative To Talks Between India and Pakistan?
August 25, 2015
Is There an Alternative To Talks Between India and Pakistan?
India-Pakistan talks fell apart again and both sides share the blame.
Is There an Alternative To Talks Between India and Pakistan?
An Election in Bihar this October Could Change Everything for the BJP
August 14, 2015
An Election in Bihar this October Could Change Everything for the BJP
State elections in the Indian state of Bihar could have important implications for the political fortunes of the BJP.
An Election in Bihar this October Could Change Everything for the BJP
India May Have Just Put an End to Its Longest Insurgency
August 04, 2015
India May Have Just Put an End to Its Longest Insurgency
A sudden peace agreement could stabilize Nagaland after decades of violence and insurgency.
India May Have Just Put an End to Its Longest Insurgency
Will Mullah Omar's Death Change the Taliban?
August 03, 2015
Will Mullah Omar's Death Change the Taliban?
Anand Gopal, a veteran journalist who embedded with the Taliban, speaks with The Diplomat about Mullah Omar's death.
Will Mullah Omar's Death Change the Taliban?
Afghanistan's Ex-Intelligence Chief Reflects on Mullah Omar's Death
July 30, 2015
Afghanistan's Ex-Intelligence Chief Reflects on Mullah Omar's Death
Amrullah Saleh, the former head of Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS), discusses Mullah Omar's death.
Afghanistan's Ex-Intelligence Chief Reflects on Mullah Omar's Death
'This Will Make the Country a Chinese Colony'
July 25, 2015
'This Will Make the Country a Chinese Colony'
A constitutional amendment in the Maldives has India worried about Chinese influence.
'This Will Make the Country a Chinese Colony'
Art and Politics Collide in India
July 20, 2015
Art and Politics Collide in India
The Diplomat's Sanjay Kumar speaks with Resul Pookutty about the intersection of art and politics in India.
Art and Politics Collide in India
Opportunities and Threats for India After the Iran Deal
July 18, 2015
Opportunities and Threats for India After the Iran Deal
The Diplomat’s Sanjay Kumar speaks with Sujata Ashwarya Cheema about the Iran deal's effect on India.
Opportunities and Threats for India After the Iran Deal
Can We Trust the New Dialogue Between India and Pakistan?
July 10, 2015
Can We Trust the New Dialogue Between India and Pakistan?
Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif are speaking again. Is this a good development?
Can We Trust the New Dialogue Between India and Pakistan?
Liberal Voices Remain as Assertive as Ever in Bangladesh
July 10, 2015
Liberal Voices Remain as Assertive as Ever in Bangladesh
Dhaka University continues to endure as the heart of progressive liberalism in Bangladesh.
Liberal Voices Remain as Assertive as Ever in Bangladesh
Is the Modi Government's Moment of Reckoning Here?
July 09, 2015
Is the Modi Government's Moment of Reckoning Here?
A series of scandals have hit India's BJP government and the prime minister continues to remain silent.
Is the Modi Government's Moment of Reckoning Here?
Exile From Extremism in Bangladesh: A Conversation with Ananya Azad
July 02, 2015
Exile From Extremism in Bangladesh: A Conversation with Ananya Azad
The Diplomat's Sanjay Kumar speaks with Ananya Azad about freedom of expression in Bangladesh.
Exile From Extremism in Bangladesh: A Conversation with Ananya Azad
With or Without Peace Talks, Violence Remains a Reality in Afghanistan
June 25, 2015
With or Without Peace Talks, Violence Remains a Reality in Afghanistan
Afghanistan's precarious rapprochement with Pakistan is not paying dividends.
With or Without Peace Talks, Violence Remains a Reality in Afghanistan
The Truth Behind Insurgency on the Indo-Myanmar Border
June 21, 2015
The Truth Behind Insurgency on the Indo-Myanmar Border
The Diplomat's Sanjay Kumar speaks with Indian journalist Rajeev Bhattacharyya about the Indian northeast.
The Truth Behind Insurgency on the Indo-Myanmar Border
International Yoga Day Sparks Controversy in India
June 20, 2015
International Yoga Day Sparks Controversy in India
The Indian government's push to spread yoga has invited controversy.
International Yoga Day Sparks Controversy in India
Chest-Thumping: India's New Political Culture?
June 16, 2015
Chest-Thumping: India's New Political Culture?
The Indian government and media have reacted poorly to the recent cross-border covert operation against insurgents in Myanmar.
Chest-Thumping: India's New Political Culture?
India's Anti-Corruption Warriors Are Losing Steam
June 12, 2015
India's Anti-Corruption Warriors Are Losing Steam
Recent events show that India's much-hyped Aam Aadmi Party is losing its steam.
India's Anti-Corruption Warriors Are Losing Steam
Militancy Strikes Back In India's Northeast
June 08, 2015
Militancy Strikes Back In India's Northeast
Recent attacks on the Indian Army in Manipur showcase the need for a new approach toward the northeast in New Delhi.
Militancy Strikes Back In India's Northeast
Modi's Systematic Clampdown on Indian Civil Society Must Stop
June 04, 2015
Modi's Systematic Clampdown on Indian Civil Society Must Stop
The Indian government is growing less tolerant of debate and dissent each day. This is immensely troubling.
Modi's Systematic Clampdown on Indian Civil Society Must Stop
Narendra Modi, Year One: A Conversation with Harish Khare
June 01, 2015
Narendra Modi, Year One: A Conversation with Harish Khare
The Diplomat speaks to Harish Khare about Narendra Modi's first year in office.
Narendra Modi, Year One: A Conversation with Harish Khare
After One Year, India Expects Modi to Deliver
May 22, 2015
After One Year, India Expects Modi to Deliver
Narendra Modi's first year in office showed a sharp disconnect between expectations and reality.
After One Year, India Expects Modi to Deliver
Talking Peace With the Taliban During the Summer Offensive
May 16, 2015
Talking Peace With the Taliban During the Summer Offensive
Another bloody summer awaits Afghanistan.
Talking Peace With the Taliban During the Summer Offensive
A Second Earthquake Tests Nepal’s Resilience
May 13, 2015
A Second Earthquake Tests Nepal’s Resilience
On May 12, a second deadly earthquake struck Nepal, derailing its recovery.
A Second Earthquake Tests Nepal’s Resilience
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