Articles By B Raman

Raymond Davis: Time for US to talk tough to Pakistan

Raymond Davis: Time for US to talk tough to Pakistan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Mar , 2011

There is no solution yet in sight to the Raymond Davis tug of war between the US and Pakistan. Davis, as one would recall, is the US citizen posted in the US Consulate-General in Lahore as a...

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India, China and the Indian Ocean

India, China and the Indian Ocean

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Mar , 2011

The following are my answers to some questions on the above-mentioned subject received by me by E-Mail from an Italian journalist: Gwadar in Pakistan, Hambantota in Sri Lanka, Akyab Cheduba and...

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Winds of hatred continue to sweep across Pakistan

Winds of hatred continue to sweep across Pakistan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Mar , 2011

At a time when winds of change have been sweeping across many Islamic countries with calls for greater freedom and democracy, winds of hatred continue to sweep across Pakistan. Pakistan, which...

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Repeated Calls for Jasmine Strolls in China

Repeated Calls for Jasmine Strolls in China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Mar , 2011

Repeated calls for “Jasmine Strolls” in Chinese cities, including Beijing, emanating from overseas Chinese web sites have added to the nervousness of the Chinese authorities. A Jasmine Stroll is...

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India and the Indian Ocean

India and the Indian Ocean

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Feb , 2011

The main security threats to Indian interests in the Indian Ocean area arise from three factors—firstly, the gradual erosion of the Indian political influence in the area; secondly, the increase...

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Orissa: Surrender to Insurgents

Orissa: Surrender to Insurgents

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Feb , 2011

The Orissa Government’s handling of the situation arising from the kidnapping on February 16,2011, of Shri Ravella Vineel Krishna, the popular District Collector of Malkangiri District, and a...

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Will China cross the Rubicon of its history?

Will China cross the Rubicon of its history?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Feb , 2011

The seriousness with which China has been viewing the dangers of a new revolution in China inspired by the people’s uprising in Egypt would be evident from the number of high-level...

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 Uncle Red adds to China's nervousness

Uncle Red adds to China's nervousness

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2011

“Go, go, go! Forge on ahead. “The awakened lion is roaring. “It will smash corruption, and bury the dictatorship. “Mighty Egypt has no room for clowns. “With no equality or human rights,...

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Chinese and Korean companies attacked by Libyan protesters

Chinese and Korean companies attacked by Libyan protesters

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2011

Resentment over the comfortable life-style of foreigners working in Libyan projects as compared to the poverty of Libyan workers seems to be playing a role in the current turmoil in Libya. This...

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Civil War in Libya: Gaddafi uses Pak & BD Mercenaries?

Civil War in Libya: Gaddafi uses Pak & BD Mercenaries?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Feb , 2011

Basic Data (From Bbc) Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has led since 1969 Population 6.5m; land area 1.77m sq km Population with median age of 24.2, and a literacy rate of 88% Gross national income per...

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Net-Spawn Campaign Unnerves Beijing

Net-Spawn Campaign Unnerves Beijing

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Feb , 2011

Anti-Chinese Communist Party dissidents based abroad have unleashed a web campaign against the dictatorship of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In hundreds of messages directed to the Chinese...

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Bahrain: A Nervous Watch

Bahrain: A Nervous Watch

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Feb , 2011

BASIC DATA (From BBC) King Hamad, 61, a Sunni, has been in power since 1999 Population 800,000 (70 per cent Shias); land area 717 sq km, or 100 times smaller than the Irish Republic Ranks 48...

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Egypt: An Uncertain Transition

Egypt: An Uncertain Transition

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Feb , 2011

Some have termed the departure of President Hosni Mubarak from office on February 11,2011, as a resignation. Some others have called it waiving the office or powers of the President. The...

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The Jihadi Barbarity

The Jihadi Barbarity

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Feb , 2011

In our excitement over the revolution from nowhere sweeping across the Arab world and in our preoccupation with trying to understand what has been happening in Egypt, we should not fail to...

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The Karmapa Controversy

The Karmapa Controversy

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Feb , 2011

The Karmapa is the head of what is known as the Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism.It is claimed that the institution of Karmapa is more than 200 years older than the institution of Dalai Lama,...

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Will Egypt cost Obama a second term in White House?

Will Egypt cost Obama a second term in White House?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jan , 2011

The people’s revolt in Egypt, which has cost over a hundred lives since January 25, is showing signs of taking an anti-US turn. “Neither Mubarak nor Suleiman; we’re sick of Americans.” So...

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Fiddling in Davos while Arab World is burning

Fiddling in Davos while Arab World is burning

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jan , 2011

The prairie fire of mass protests in Tunisia continues to burn and shows signs of spreading to Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan and Yemen. In Tunisia, protesters want the entire old leadership to...

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Messages from Moscow Airport Blast

Messages from Moscow Airport Blast

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2011

Thirty-five persons are reported to have been killed in a suicide blast near the arrival area of Moscow’s Domodedovo airport at 4-32 PM local time on January 24,2011. The suspected suicide...

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A stealth aircraft with peaceful Chinese characteristics!

A stealth aircraft with peaceful Chinese characteristics!

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jan , 2011

Annexed below is an interesting article on the Chinese Stealth aircraft J-20 tested by the Chinese on January 11 before the meeting of Robert Gates, the visiting US Defence Secretary, with...

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US & China: Friends or Foes?

US & China: Friends or Foes?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jan , 2011

China has emerged as a leading economic power next only in importance to the US. It is seeking to achieve a military capability commensurate with its economic strength, but its military...

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