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Rama Rao Malladi is a distinguished commentator and columnist on South Asian affairs, based in Delhi.

Aircraft Carrier to Join Chinese Fleet By December

Addition of aircraft carrier to the Chinese naval fleet may not alter radically the dyanmics of the equation between the Mainland and Taiwan but it will set in motion a new arms race to the delight of merchants of fire power.

Did Pakistan Give Up on Osama to The Glee of Americans?

If Pakistan could house him in luxury in a specially built house so close to Islamabad, and protect the trail of his video tapes to the media (his last tape was released on Jan 21, 2011), it could have easily protected his courier as well

Paradoxes in China’s Miracle

There is a flip-side to China's economic miracle. The gap between the rich and poor is one of the largest in the world. China is also home to 'investment immigration' with 'new rich' 'buying' citizenship abroad in order to give good education
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Message From Ground Zero in China

Just as there is a Jasmine dynamism in Middle East / Northern Africa, there is a Deng Xiaoping dynamism in China. And the momentum generated by these two dynamisms is unstoppable. China knows this better than any body else.

Dalai Lama Sets Stage for Free Election of His Successor and...

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on March 10 announced his plans to retire. And stunned China by asking the Tibetan Parliament in exile to elect his 'political successor'.

Hu-Obama Summit is a Theatre of The Absurds

Like during President Hu Jintao's visit four-day visit to the United States, handshakes and smiles and the red-carpet do matter in diplomatic atmospherics. But they fail to hide the scars for far too long, says the author.

Kyrgyzstan Turns Neighbours Envy, Heralds Parliamentary Republic

It is too early to confidently assert that the Oct 10 election will bring about the stability to the impoverished, landlocked nation of 5.4 million.

Nepal’s Present Impasse Demands National Consensus

The efforts of Maoists in Nepal to put together a government n through threats, intimidation and carrots will result in a government on daily wages. It will not bring stability to the erstwhile Himalyan Kingdom. The impasse can end if a national gov

American Alumni of Pakistan Jihad University

Faisal Shahzad case shows that Pakistan is home to a global jihad university that offers courses in bomb making, armed assault, guerrilla warfare and other terrorist activities. Many of its students are from the US and UK.

Pakistan Air Force Too Radicalised, Says Poreg

Faisal Shahzad's failed attempt at bombing the Times Square now puts the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) under review.

America’s Piecemeal Strategy Will Not Check Taliban, Al Qaeda

America's strategy to counter the threat of al Qaida and Taliban from Pakistan is doomed to fail as it is targeting Waziristan, and ignoring the heartland of the country where the terrorist elements are entrenched.
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Indian Woman Officer Spied for Pakistan

A junior woman officer posted at the Indian diplomatic mission in Islamabad has been charged with spying for Pakistan.

US Paying Obeisance to Kayani

After funneling for a decade hundreds of millions of dollars to Pakistan Army, the U.S. finds itself in a state of helplessness in tweaking the offensive in Pakistan tribal areas to meet its goals. It is scared by the fear of losing whatever levera

Possibility of LeT Seizing Pakistan’s Radio Active Material Very High: Study

Threat of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal falling into the hands of the army sponsored Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is a possibility that spurs fears of Islamic Nuclear Terror, says a new study.

Fresh Fears about Pakistan’s Candestine N-proliferation

Pakistan's nuclear safety credentials are once again under serious scrutiny with yet another clandestine attempt at import of atomic absorption spectrophotometers, this time from Australia.

Rajapaksa Actions Politicise Sri Lanka Army

The actions of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, while targetting his betenoire, Commander turned politician, Sarath Fonseka, are resulting in politicisation of the Sri Lankan army

EU Hurts Sri Lanka Economy

On the 15th of February, the European Union decided to withdraw temporarily the preferential tariff benefits under Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) granted to Sri Lanka on the charge that Colombo had indulged in human rights violations.

Pirates, Militants, Pak Army Men Make a Molotov Cocktail Off Somali...

Off Somali coast, Pirates, Pak military men and Pak militants make a Molotov cocktail says the analyst while calling for coordinated command to check 'sea villains'

Symbolism In Meher Baba Love

Change is the norm of life. Everything keeps changing; dynasties come and go but God alone is permanent. Remember Him who has come in human form as the Avatar of the Age.

Pakistan Reeling Under Debt Burden

Pakistan's debt burden is increasing. With internal revenues being inelastic, the country is depending on external institutional and bilateral support.

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