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Behind India’s US Fighter Snub
May 27, 2011
Behind India’s US Fighter Snub
Indian defence officials say the decision to shun two US firms’ bid for an $11 billion fighter contract was all about technicalities. Maybe.
Behind India’s US Fighter Snub
How China Can Fix Pakistan
May 17, 2011
How China Can Fix Pakistan
Beijing’s close ties with Islamabad don’t have to be a source for concern. It’s in China’s interests to press for reforms to stabilize Pakistan.
How China Can Fix Pakistan
Rule of Law or Law of the Jungle?
May 10, 2011
Rule of Law or Law of the Jungle?
The US has set a dangerous precedent by ordering the killing of bin Laden. But it’s not too late to save American foreign policy.
Rule of Law or Law of the Jungle?
Coming Clean With Pakistan’s Street
May 05, 2011
Coming Clean With Pakistan’s Street
The US operation against bin Laden has raised questions over Pakistan’s role, and stoked conspiracy theories. It’s time for transparency, says Haider Mullick.
Coming Clean With Pakistan’s Street
May 04, 2011
Pakistan Silence = Conspiracy Talk
The Pakistani government’s failure to address the people over the killing of Osama bin Laden has fostered dangerous conspiracy theories.
Pakistan Silence = Conspiracy Talk
May 03, 2011
US Foreign Policy After Bin Laden
Obama will undoubtedly get a boost from the killing of Osama bin Laden. But his death also needs to herald a shift in foreign policy, including Afghanistan.
US Foreign Policy After Bin Laden
Mullen’s Welcome Shock Therapy
April 27, 2011
Mullen’s Welcome Shock Therapy
Pakistan’s security sector needs to shape up and drop its misguided fixation on ‘good’ terrorism. Admiral Mike Mullen was right to tackle the issue head on.
Mullen’s Welcome Shock Therapy
India Takes Fight to Pirates
April 19, 2011
India Takes Fight to Pirates
With the rising threat of piracy, India has an opportunity to show it’s able to step up as a co-operative regional and potential global power.
India Takes Fight to Pirates
Folly of an Indian Nuclear Shift
April 14, 2011
Folly of an Indian Nuclear Shift
Whatever the headlines over Pakistan’s nuclear build-up, India should stick to its no-first-use policy on nuclear weapons.
Folly of an Indian Nuclear Shift
India’s Greatest Threat?
April 01, 2011
India’s Greatest Threat?
The confessions of a religious teacher are a reminder of the dangers of Hindu nationalism, reports Sanjay Kumar. So how big is the threat of terrorism?
India’s Greatest Threat?
March 26, 2011
The Ghosts of Nepal’s ‘Disappeared’
A decade-long civil war claimed thousands of lives. More than four years after it ended, though, official silence means some families can’t move on.
The Ghosts of Nepal’s ‘Disappeared’
India’s Quiet Counter-China Strategy
March 16, 2011
India’s Quiet Counter-China Strategy
While publicly worrying over a Chinese ‘String of Pearls’ strategy, Indian military planners have been quietly boosting alliances in Asia.
India’s Quiet Counter-China Strategy
Why the Indian Ocean Matters
March 02, 2011
Why the Indian Ocean Matters
In the fourth in our series on understanding Asia-Pacific sea power, we look at what the rise of India and China means for the region.
Why the Indian Ocean Matters
A Reality Check on India, Pakistan
February 17, 2011
A Reality Check on India, Pakistan
India and Pakistan have announced that peace talks will resume. But until Pakistan rethinks its policy on terrorism, don’t expect real progress.
A Reality Check on India, Pakistan
India’s Soaring Fighter Ambition
February 09, 2011
India’s Soaring Fighter Ambition
Six fighter jet manufacturers are vying for India’s biggest-ever military aviation contract. Expect politics to play a role in the decision.
India’s Soaring Fighter Ambition
February 07, 2011
The Hoodwinking of India’s Students
The recent case of Tri-Valley University is about more than just a sham school and US visa fraud, reports Delhi-based writer Neeta Lal.
The Hoodwinking of India’s Students
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