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In Depth: South Asia

16 Feb 2010

United States Struggles to Craft Pakistan Policy

The International Institute For Strategic Studies. United Kingdom. OPINION. 07:00 PM EST

India in the G20: Macroeconomic Policy Coordination, Regulation and Global Governance

Center for Economics Policy Research. United Kingdom. 07:00 PM EST

Sublime and Ridiculous

Martha Bayles's blog My crystal ball was cracked last week when I credited Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan with having defused a dust-up with the Hindu nationalist party Shiv Sena. Right after my posting, Shiv Sena protested Khan’s call for more ...

15 Feb 2010

Reduced Airstrikes Part of New Strategy in Afghan War

The Washington Post. 07:00 PM EST

Snipers, Bombs Slow NATO Advance in Afghan Offensive

The Times. England. 07:00 PM EST

Myanmar Frees Opposition Leader Ahead of Elections

The New York Times. 07:00 PM EST

OPINION. Pakistan Delivers a Taliban Treat with Arrest of Top Commander

Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times Online. Hong Kong. 07:00 PM EST

Ahmadinejad: India, China, Russia Next Targets of the West

Islamic Republic News Agency. Iran. 07:00 PM EST

Was Charlie Wilson Wrong?

Ann Marlowe's blog Former congressman Charlie Wilson died on February 10 at the age of 76. The colorful Texas Democrat was widely eulogized for his role in obtaining arms for the Afghan mujahedeen in the 1980s, culminating in the bestowal of Stinger ...

14 Feb 2010

Afghan Offensive is Key Test of Obama Strategy

The Washington Post. 07:00 PM EST

Renaissance of Russia’s Foreign Policy in 2009

Arvind Gupta. Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses. India. OPINION. 07:00 PM EST

Pakistan, the Radicalization of the Jihadist Movement and the Challenge to China

Ely Karmon. International Institute for Counter-Terrorism. Israel. ESSAY. 07:00 PM EST

Global Warming, Environmentalism and Related Issues: The Other View

P. K. Gautam. Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses. India. OPINION. 07:00 PM EST

Cross-LoC Confidence Building Measures Between India and Pakistan: A Giant Leap of a Small Step Towards Peace?

Smruti S. Pattanaik and Arpita Anant. Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses. India. POLICY BRIEF. 07:00 PM EST

US Arms Sales Are Propping Up Pakistan as a Regional Challenger

Gurmeet Kanwal. Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses. India. OPINION. 07:00 PM EST

Pakistan: Government Considering Indian Offer to Resume Dialogue

Pakistan. OFFICIAL STATEMENT. 07:00 PM EST

Pakistan: Charlie Wilson Helped Change the Course of Global Events

Pakistan. OFFICIAL STATEMENT. 07:00 PM EST

A London Fog on Afghanistan

Carnegie Moscow Center. Russia. OPINION. 07:00 PM EST
12 Feb 2010

Why the World is Not Flat

Jagdish Bhagwati's blog Toyota’s sudden collapse, with recalls multiplying and engulfing its best cars, has implications for Tom Friedman’s 2005 thesis that The World is Flat. It is yet another example of why Friedman is wrong. Friedman had ...

Button It

Andrew J. Bacevich's blog I liked it better when the business of generals was to fight wars rather than to promote them. What provokes this comment are the reports earlier this week that General Stanley McChrystal, the officer appointed by President ...

11 Feb 2010

OPINION. China Has Most to Lose if Taliban Regime Re-Emerges

M K Bhadrakumar. Asia Times Online. Hong Kong. 07:00 PM EST

A Perspective on Regional Air Power

Ramesh Phadke. Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses. India. OPINION. 07:00 PM EST

The Good and Bad News About Afghan Opium

George Gavrilis. Council on Foreign Relations. United States. OPINION. 07:00 PM EST

Feeding an Army in Afghanistan

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Sweden. OPINION. 07:00 PM EST

The EU, China and India: The Promise of Trilateral Engagement

Clingendael Institute. Netherlands. ANALYSIS. 07:00 PM EST
10 Feb 2010

Through a Glass Darkly

David Rieff's blog After almost a month in India, I returned to New York via Berlin the day after the Super Bowl. In many media accounts in the run-up to the game, the New Orleans Saints had been associated with liberals and the Indianapolis Colts ...

9 Feb 2010

FM Smith: Australia, India are Natural Partners

Australia. SPEECH. 07:00 PM EST

Pakistan’s Military Examines Its Options in North Waziristan

Talat Masood. The Jamestown Foundation. United States. OPINION. 07:00 PM EST

Down, But Not Out

Bruce Riedel and Aysha Chowdhry. The Brookings Institution. United States. OPINION. 07:00 PM EST

Desperate for a Taliban Deal?

Michael E. O’Hanlon and Hassina Sherjan. The Brookings Institution. United States. OPINION. 07:00 PM EST

Karachi and Af-Pak Policy Options

B. Raman. South Asia Analysis Group. India. OPINION. 07:00 PM EST

A Guide to Militant Groups in Kashmir

Arif Jamal. The Jamestown Foundation. United States. BACKGROUNDER. 07:00 PM EST

Delays Will Not Improve Afghan Elections

Scott Worden. United States Institute of Peace. United States. POLICY BRIEF. 07:00 PM EST

National Security Advisor James Jones: ‘Good Governance Is Best Defense Against Afghan Insurgency’

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Czech Republic. INTERVIEW. 07:00 PM EST

Going to Bed with the Taliban

Michael Zantovsky's blog The London Conference on Afghanistan on Jan. 28 was a welcome show of resolve to get things right after a period in which they had gone largely wrong. While the ministers convened in Lancaster House, the rest of the ...

Bring Back the Draft—in Afghanistan

Ann Marlowe's blog I’m shocked—a good idea from Afghanistan’s President Karzai . At a multi-national security conference in Munich, Karzai suggested instituting conscription not only as a way of beefing up the Afghan National Army (ANA), but ...

Bigger Than Brad

Martha Bayles's blog The Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer advertises in major airports all over the world, and to many Americans, the handsome face of Brad Pitt in these ads is proof that American “soft power” remains undiminished. But who’s that other guy ...

8 Feb 2010

Altruism and Its Discontents

David Rieff's blog If your vantage point were the Kalahandi district of Orissa state, which is only one of many parts of India in which child malnutrition is endemic and people still regularly die of starvation, how bearable would you find the world? ...

7 Feb 2010

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