Archive for February, 2010

Over the legal limit

Over the legal limit

It has long been argued that the current limit on election expenses of Rs 25 lakhs (around $55,000) for contesting the Lok Sabha elections and Rs 10 lakhs for the...

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In Parliament

In Parliament

Parliament will reconvene in February with the President’s address on the government’s agenda for the year.  The first UPA governmenr started off with a number...

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Alif

Alif

Yemen transfer Mohammed bin Howaidan in UAE’s al-Bayan writes about al-Qaeda’s expansion into Yemen. He points out that a base in Yemen is important...

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Filter

Filter

Drone strikes are popular FARHAT TAJ of the Center for Interdisciplinary Gender Research of the University of Oslo challenges Pakistani and US media reports about...

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Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch

United Nations Peace Keeping Operations

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Understanding the Baloch insurgency

Understanding the Baloch insurgency

The ongoing violence in Balochistan is representative of the total alienation of the Baloch population from the Pakistani establishment. Schools in Balochistan have...

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An embrace without trust

An embrace without trust

For decades, US geopolitical interests in southern Asia have centred on controlling the Indian Ocean, with its lucrative energy transport routes to and from Japan...

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Making defence expenditure more effective

Making defence expenditure more effective

In the first three months of every calendar year, industrialists, corporate czars, industry associations, politicians and even ministers queue up outside the office...

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Insurgency at sea: the currency of carriers

Insurgency at sea: the currency of carriers

Last month, the American strategic affairs journal Orbis recounted the sorry tale of ‘how the United States lost the naval war of 2015’. The presumptive defeat...

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An appropriate place to project soft power

An appropriate place to project soft power

In the first part of an interview with Shashi Tharoor, India’s minister of state for external affairs, we discussed Africa, strengthening the foreign service and...

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