Historian and critic Tariq Ali traces the continuity of errors between Bush and Obama in their Middle East and South Asia policy.
Recent visits of Indian officials to Kashmir at least gave them a chance to see the suffering first hand, but now they need to put a stop to the human rights and civil liberty abuses by the state, including the withdrawal of troops from the region.
The new, non-violent protest movement that has arisen in Kashmir will continue to gain support as the oppressive and thoughtless tactics of police in the region continue to inflame local resentment against the Indian government.
Due to its lack of a coherent policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan, India is repeatedly losing opportunities to help stabilise this critical part of its neighbourhood.
Expulsion, or displacement, directly caused by the decision of a government to make way for a military base, is but one of the many problems local communities face when they are confronted with a foreign military presence.
The discourse of concern about nuclear non-proliferation by the biggest and most obscene of all nuclear culprits – the US – serves admirably as one line of attack on countries like Iran and as a disguise for the US’s deeper and wider motives in West and East Asia.
India already has more than 100 fission weapons, each enough to kill up to two million people. This is deterrence enough.
The claim that the May 1998 thermonuclear test failed should not be used to demand further testing. India does not need hydrogen bombs for security
India's nuclear weapons pursuit is leading to a runaway increase in arms spending, in which its adversaries become the decision maker.
U.S. and Indian industry pressure to cap liability for civilian nuclear accidents will create a regime that shields offending corporations and punishes the public.