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Ministry-making after the United Progressive Alliance’s stupendous victory in the 15th general election carried the burden of unusually high expectations. Not surprisingly, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s second term was widely ...
It is a symptom of the troubled times Indian democracy is passing through that the release on bail of an eminent human rights activist and medical practitioner, Dr. Binayak Sen — something that is routine for even individuals of ...
Leader Page Articles
Medvedev-Putin duo: reality check
By Vladimir Radyuhin
The duumvirate has established a credible division of authority, ending a long tradition of concentration of power in the hands of one ruler.
Cities the target of asymmetrical warfare
By Saskia Sassen
War between a conventional army and armed insurgents is making cities targets. Wednesday’s bomb explosion in Lahore is part of this pattern.
U.S. town bids to be new Gitmo
By Paul Harris
Hardin in Montana wants to re-house detainees in disused prison to boost jobs and prospects.
Containing the Taliban: 3 factors
By Javed Jabbar
Ideology, ethnicity and geography substantially explain the rapid advance of the Taliban in parts of North-Western Pakistan.
Complexities of nuclear risk reduction in South Asia
By Michael Krepon
The key to nuclear risk-reduction on the subcontinent may now lie in governments’ ability to trust each other to share intelligence against common terrorist threats.
Israel: 80 per cent of West Bank water for Israelis
By Rory McCarthy
A deepening drought in the Middle East is aggravating a dispute over water resources after the World Bank found that Israel is taking four times as much water as the Palestinians from a vital shared aquifer. The region faces a fifth ...
Corrections and clarifications
The tenth paragraph of “What’s so ‘Hon’ble’ about MPs, ask voters” (Op-Ed, May 28, 2009) had a reference to “Prime Minister Gordon”. It should have been “Prime Minister Gordon ...
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