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A case in absentia

A case in absentia

India has failed to leave its imprint in its two years at the UN Security Council On November 1, India began its month-long presidency of the Security Council....

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Failure as the trump card

In November 2008, facing dwindling foreign currency reserves and the looming prospect of default, the fledgling civilian government of Pakistan entered into what...

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Will Pakistanis put their national interest first?

If there is any country in the world that is a poster child for dictatorship, it is Pakistan. Over the last two and half decades at least, Pakistan seems to have...

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The den in Yemen

On October 29th, two packages containing plastic explosives concealed in ink toner cartridges were discovered on cargo planes bound from Yemen to the United States...

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Greens in the diet

For many years Australian foreign policy has been a pretty boring affair. Policy differences between Liberal and Labor governments have usually been in shades of...

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Post-deluge Pakistan

1. Fears of Pakistan ending up as a “failed state with nuclear weapons” are overblown. The disaster is unprecedented and the response understandably inadequate....

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Beyond Pakistan and Cyprus

Turkey’s foreign policy since the end of the Cold War has been marked by a significant reorientation from a long entrenched passive and isolationist stance...

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Eroding Indonesia’s secular freedoms

Agnes Monica, the famous Indonesian actress and singer, is a given to wearing sexy clothes, whether on stage, TV or advertising billboards. But not in Banda Aceh,...

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From post-war to post-conflict

From post-war to post-conflict

A year after the military defeat of the LTTE, Sri Lanka is faced with the challenge of moving from its current post-war state to a post-conflict one.  This entails...

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India should extend its role in Afghanistan

India should extend its role in Afghanistan

After the third major attack against Indian nationals in Afghanistan by terrorists on February 26th, 2010, India’s National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon...

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