Commentaries & Articles
Treat Pakistan’s Ailments with Strong Medicine

What are the policy changes towards Pakistan that the US must make in the wake of the Osama bin Laden treachery? Business as usual between the two countries would be a folly. The US has to draw hard lessons from the enormity of the deceipt practised ....

The Rose of Tora Bora

International terrorism will not be wiped out with Osama bin Laden, who had long ceased to be its driving force What is more important than Osama bin Laden’s elimination is the place where he was hiding. No remote mountain fastness concealed him....

New Leadership and Challenges for Tibetans-in-Exile

Tibetan society did not enter into transformational stage until it had faced brutal forces of the communist China in 1950 which led to the so-called revolutionary transformation of the subjugated community. The real transformation of the traditional ....

Attrition Abbottabad

Osama bin Laden’s killing may have closed one chapter, but the list of Af-Pak issues is long. The US has to depend on Pakistan, but question its reliability. However emotionally satisfying for many the slaughter of Osama bin Laden, it should be ....

Be Pragmatic About N-Power

Nuclear power producers have always had anxiety that a major nuclear accident anywhere in the world will deliver a crippling blow to the industry as a whole. Because of this collective interest, nuclear safety has always received pressing attention, ....

With Due Respect - India has every right to disagree with the West on Libya

Mass uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have evicted autocrats ruling for two or three decades. Libya, sandwiched between these countries and under a dictator’s yoke for over four decades, could hardly have escaped unscathed. If Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali....

The Necessity of Reinventing a Shared Cultural Past–India and Southeast Asia

[The story of India’s two thousand years old association with the Southeast Asian region remains a unique and unparalleled saga in the history of civilisations. It is a fascinating story that continues to retain its vibrancy and appeal. Indian cult....

No Reason For India To Align With West On Its Pet Causes

We should be politically clear-sighted about our supposed “international obligations” as a rising global power. We are accused at times of being “free-loaders” who benefit from the global system without assuming sufficient responsibility for ....

Analysis of Japan’s Natural Disaster

The triple crisis which hit Japan on March 11 and subsequently, has led to a trail of devastation in its wake. Weeks after the crisis the death toll has crossed 12,000 counts, with 15,500 people still missing, and 4,50,000 people rendered homeless. T....

Defending China: PRC’s Defence White Paper 2010 and Military Transparency

As part of its effort towards bringing in more transparency in military affairs People’s Republic of China has been regularly churning out its white papers on national defence since 1998. Progressively, China has been increasing the length of....

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