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April 02, 2010
Indo-Pak Ties a Lost Cause?
Not yet, says Mustafa Qadri. But it’s the Kashmir issue, not terrorism or Afghanistan, that’s still the biggest bar to a breakthrough.
Indo-Pak Ties a Lost Cause?
India’s Great Power Plans
March 29, 2010
India’s Great Power Plans
India has long had a strategy for great power status, says N.V. Subramanian. But recent developments mean it can finally happen.
India’s Great Power Plans
March 12, 2010
'Jihadists Take Nuclear Step'
Recent terrorist trends show some worrying signs, says Rajeev Sharma. Are they infiltrating Pakistan’s last line of defence?
'Jihadists Take Nuclear Step'
India’s Many Tongues
March 08, 2010
India’s Many Tongues
Can a billion people be shepherded toward a single language? And should India’s government try? Shreyasi Singh investigates.
India’s Many Tongues
March 01, 2010
Indo-Pak Talks Over Already?
Don’t expect any progress in ties until Pakistan’s military sees something in it for itself, says Sumit Ganguly.
Indo-Pak Talks Over Already?
February 25, 2010
Climate Change = War?
Missed in the debate over climate change has been the strategic implications, says Rajeev Sharma. In Asia they could be catastrophic.
Climate Change = War?
February 01, 2010
'Women Not Worth the Money'
Though India may not be alone in preventing women from serving on the frontline, its armed services’ record on equality is still woeful, reports Shreyasi Singh. And it’s attitudes, not ability, that seem to be proving the biggest obstacle of all to change.
'Women Not Worth the Money'
Time to Get Real About Pakistan
January 28, 2010
Time to Get Real About Pakistan
The United States and Pakistan were in an alliance of mutual convenience for much of the Cold War (although at odds for part of it) and have since been in a relationship of almost complete expediency.
Time to Get Real About Pakistan
The Road to Normalcy
January 25, 2010
The Road to Normalcy
The defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam last May has breathed new life into the democratic process for once marginalised groups in Tamil politics, says Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe. And, as Sri Lankans prepare to head to the polls, he says a new optimism is emerging that their society can be rebuilt.
The Road to Normalcy
January 22, 2010
India and Pakistan are Nuclear States-Time to Accept it
India and Pakistan should be officially recognized as nuclear states, argues South Asia analyst Luv Puri, who says doing so will ease tensions and reduce the risk of nuclear material falling into terrorist hands.
India and Pakistan are Nuclear States-Time to Accept it
January 15, 2010
The Battle for Waziristan
Pakistan’s military claims it is in control as it battles militants in South Waziristan. But a media blackout and a string of suicide bombings has raised questions about how decisive the offensive has really been, Ghulam Ghaus reports.
The Battle for Waziristan
'I Wish We'd Died that Night'
December 22, 2009
'I Wish We'd Died that Night'
Twenty-five years on, campaigners say the world’s worst-ever industrial accident is still claiming victims. Sanjay Kumar visits Bhopal in India and speaks to the locals who say their government has failed them badly.
'I Wish We'd Died that Night'
An Interview With Haider Mullick
December 15, 2009
An Interview With Haider Mullick
The Diplomat speaks with South Asia analyst Haider Mullick about Pakistan’s counter-insurgency efforts, conspiracy theories and the prospects for stability in Afghanistan.
An Interview With Haider Mullick
December 14, 2009
Meet Quetta's 'Untouchable' Christians
They embraced the religion of their invaders to escape the caste system that had condemned them to a miserable existence. But Karlos Zurutuza reports on how, centuries later, Christians in the Taliban stronghold of Quetta are once again becoming ‘untouchables.’
Meet Quetta's 'Untouchable' Christians
The Dangers of Dynasties
December 11, 2009
The Dangers of Dynasties
A recent influx of young lawmakers to India’s parliament masks a lack of dynamism in an increasingly dynastic political system. Shreyasi Singh takes a look at the threat of politicians keeping it in the family, and discovers the drive for change is coming from a surprising source.
The Dangers of Dynasties
The History of Sino-India Tensions
December 01, 2009
The History of Sino-India Tensions
Watchers of Asia’s two big rising powers are getting it wrong, says The Diplomat’s Madhav Nalapat. In focusing on economics and a border dispute, they are overlooking the biggest irritant to ties: a soft-spoken monk who was granted asylum in India 50 years ago.
The History of Sino-India Tensions
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