Geopolitics

US insult to Indian diplomats at airports

US insult to Indian diplomats at airports

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Dec , 2010

  Even in the past, there had been instances of humiliating body searches of Indian diplomats and visiting dignitaries at US airports. The controversy over this has assumed serious dimensions...

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Tibetan Villagers ‘relocated’ by dam construction

Tibetan Villagers ‘relocated’ by dam construction

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Dec , 2010

Earlier, I had mentioned that the new dam built by the Chinese near Lhasa.  More news on this front: it seems now that some 4000 farmers will have to be ‘relocated’.  What is strange in...

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Oslo: China coming to terms with reality

Oslo: China coming to terms with reality

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Dec , 2010

After having waged a high-pressure campaign to enforce a boycott of the Oslo function on December 10 to honour in absentia Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese human rights activist who has been awarded the...

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New Delhi must regularly interact with Dalai Lama

New Delhi must regularly interact with Dalai Lama

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Dec , 2010

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, needs to be complimented for standing firm to China and refusing to be bullied by it into not attending the Oslo function on December 10, 2010, in honour...

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IM warns attacks on Hindu holy places

IM warns attacks on Hindu holy places

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Dec , 2010

The message dated December 6, 2010, purporting to be from the Indian Mujahideen (IM) indirectly claiming responsibility for the explosion in Varanasi on December 7, 2010, was received by the...

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The deluge: will Pakistan submerge or survive?

The deluge: will Pakistan submerge or survive?

By: Col Ajay Singh | Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 08 Dec , 2010

  Nature has a strange way of altering the destiny of men and nations. The great biblical floods gave rise to the Jewish Nation, the terrible famine of Bengal in the 1850s helped provoke the first...

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The myths exposed by Wikileaks

The myths exposed by Wikileaks

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Dec , 2010

The confidential cables exchanged between the US State Department and the US diplomatic missions abroad, which have been released by WikiLeaks, expose the following five myths: Firstly, the myth...

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Zardari in Sri Lanka: Counter-Balancing India

Zardari in Sri Lanka: Counter-Balancing India

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Dec , 2010

President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan visited Sri Lanka from November 27 to 30, 2010, at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Among those who accompanied him were Shah Mehmood...

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The Fall of the Dragon

The Fall of the Dragon

By: Ashish Puntambekar | Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 06 Dec , 2010

  Why should developments in the American housing / subprime market in 2007 and currently continuing into 2008 be of any interest to the defense analyst ? Well … probably it’s because what’s...

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Time to stop appeasing China

Time to stop appeasing China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Dec , 2010

The Government of India has not yet  indicated its response to the reported pressure from the Chinese Government to boycott the Nobel Peace Prize Award function proposed to be held at Oslo on...

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