Opinion

Why Pakistan doesn’t bother India

January 3, 2018
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Why Pakistan doesn’t bother India

Donald Trump's New Year gamble seems to be paying off. A day after the US President accused Pakistan of "lies and deceit" and “fooling America” in its commitment to fighting terrorism, events unfolded on Tuesday exactly as the net assessment forecast. A baffled Pakistan first tried to shrug off...

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The Trump Card

February 20, 2016
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The Trump Card

By EMILY SCHAUER BROWN    Till a few weeks ago, nobody would have taken Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump seriously. His background in business and flare for drama that has led him from industry to industry, including a stint in Hollywood as the creator of the The Apprentice, meant that...

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What Arun Jaitley’s US visit has achieved

July 11, 2015
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What Arun Jaitley’s US visit has achieved

  By EMILY SCHAUER Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley recently made a trip to the US in an effort to maintain ties with the US and drum up foreign investments. Seeking to increase the flow of American investment to India, Jaitley highlighted several improvements in India that boost investment...

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India reclaims its most relaxing export

February 24, 2015
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India reclaims its most relaxing export

By EMILY SCHAUER Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has successfully lobbied the United Nations to adopt an International Day of Yoga, which will debut on June 21, 2015, tying the now-international physical, mental and spiritual practice back to its Indian origins. Yoga is a practice heartily embraced throughout the...

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A War Between Two Worlds

January 13, 2015
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A War Between Two Worlds

By George Friedman The murders of cartoonists who made fun of Islam and of Jews shopping for their Sabbath meals by Islamists in Paris last week have galvanized the world. A galvanized world is always dangerous. Galvanized people can do careless things. It is in the extreme and emotion-laden...

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Chuck Hagel bears the burden of America’s disillusionment with Obama

December 1, 2014
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Chuck Hagel bears the burden of America’s disillusionment with Obama

OPINION By EMILY SCHAUER Last week it was announced that Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation to President Obama. In the ensuing days, there was more speculation than fact rolling around the wires as America decided how it felt about this news. Since his announcement, there has been significant talk...

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“Forward Together We Go”

November 25, 2014
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“Forward Together We Go”

Text of speech delivered by US Trade Representative Michael Froman at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi, on November 24, 2014.   “I’ve been coming here for the past 15 years, as a tourist, as a business person and as a government official, but...

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Discovery of Nehru

November 17, 2012
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Discovery of Nehru

By Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson, National League for Democracy, Myanmar (Excerpts from Suu Kyi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture in New Delhi on November 14, 2012) There can be few occasions in life more fulfilling than those on which debts of kindness and friendship can be repaid. These past...

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Europe’s Crisis: Beyond Finance

November 15, 2011
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Europe’s Crisis: Beyond Finance

BY GEORGE FRIEDMAN Everyone is wondering about the next disaster to befall Europe. Italy is one focus; Spain is also a possibility. But these crises are already under way. Instead, the next crisis will be political, not in the sense of what conventional politician is going to become prime...

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INDIA’S INSURANCE AGAINST TRADE WARS

October 26, 2011
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INDIA’S INSURANCE AGAINST TRADE WARS

By A.M. Godbole The notion of mutually assured destruction (MAD) helps prevent a direct full-blown military confrontation amongst nuclear weapons states. This has been an important pillar of the global security architecture in the post-second world war era. With India’s reportedly steady progress in its strategic nuclear submarine project—generally...

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