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Friday, December 29, 2006
Quick relief, slow rehabilitation
Democratic governments tend to be good at rescuing, and providing life-saving relief to, citizens during times of disaster. Their record is usually much worse when it comes to long-term rehabilitation. The tsunami of 2004 goaded the Central and ...
Dealing with Hamas
After dithering for more than a year, Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has realised the need to come to the aid of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. At the end of their first formal meeting on December 23, Mr. Olmert indicated he ...
Leader Page Articles
Sri Lanka: uncertainty as de-merger nears
By B. Muralidhar Reddy
With a war-like situation and no prospects for talks in the near future, the timing for effecting de-merger of the North and the East could not have been more inopportune.
BJP: return to temple politics
The attempt to invoke the name of Ram will hardly work a second time.
Turkmenistan after Niyazov
By Vladimir Radyuhin
There is little clarity on the path the country will take. At stake are its rich reserves of natural gas, the fifth largest in the world.
"Turkey must honour commitments"
Sevag Avedissian, Chargé d' Affaires of the High Commission of Cyprus in New Delhi, writes with reference to the article titled "EU gives Turkey the cold shoulder again" ( The Hindu , December27) : "Turkey, which ...
Corrections and Clarifications
With reference to a report "BJP is desperate: CPI" (December 27, 2006), K.V. Prasad clarifies that the third paragraph "The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and its outfits such as the Vishwa Hindu Parishad had time and again tried to subvert the ...
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