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Analysis and Commentary

Fairdinkum fellas v dodgy dealers

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Times Online
Saturday, January 12, 2008

Yesterday I received an e-mail from a dear friend of mine, an Old Etonian in Edinburgh with free time on his hands. “Hello Monkey Boy,” it began, charmingly, “Tell me - does this recent spat between Australia and India mean that I am no longer allowed to address you as 'monkey'?”

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Afghanistan Agonistes

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, January 11, 2008

The United States has 17,000 troops in Afghanistan and is planning to send 3,000 more to forestall a possible Taliban spring offensive...

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Wishful Thinking

with Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Thursday, January 10, 2008

Osama bin Laden probably does not get home delivery of Parade, but more than 30 million Americans do...

Analysis and Commentary

Present tension

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Financial Times
Saturday, December 15, 2007

The millions of people of Indian origin living in North America and Europe face a conundrum this holiday season: what to take, or send home, to relatives in India?

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with William J. Perryvia Statesman (India)
Friday, December 14, 2007

Even though India opted to stay out of the NPT, its policies have been consistent with the key provisions of the treaty contained in Articles I, II and VI that apply to the Nuclear Weapon State...

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India should help promote democracy: Larry Diamond

with Larry Diamondvia Hindu Times (India)
Friday, December 14, 2007

India should join international efforts to promote democracy, according to Larry Diamond, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, United States...

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Vice President Releases 'The State of India's Democracy'

with Larry Diamondvia Press Information Bureau (India)
Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Vice President of India Mohd. Hamid Ansari released the book titled “‘The State of Indian Democracy’ edited by Mr. Sumit Ganguly, Mr. Larry Diamond and Mr. Marc F. Plattner at a function organized by Centre for Policy Research” here today...

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Professor's book marking 60th anniversary of India's democracy gets national attention there

with Larry Diamondvia Indiana University News Room
Wednesday, December 5, 2007

A new book co-edited by an Indiana University professor marks the 60th anniversary of India's independence and subsequent transition to democracy and will receive major recognition when released there next week...

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Making n-weapons, testing, unnecessary, says senior scientist

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Earthtimes (UK)
Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Even as parliament debates the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal, one of the country's most eminent senior scientists has called for India to take the initiative to eliminate nuclear bombs, saying 'making nuclear weapons, even testing is completely unnecessary, and India should go back to what Rajiv Gandhi had advocated' - a nuclear weapons-free world...

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A U.S.-Indian partnership against nukes

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia International Herald Tribune
Monday, November 26, 2007

A new era in U.S.-India cooperation was unveiled at the White House in July 2005 when President George W. Bush told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that he would work to achieve full civil nuclear energy cooperation and trade with India, despite over a quarter century of disagreements between the two countries over nuclear issues...