Bush may be the world's bully, his policies in West Asia may stink, he may be a menace to multilateral diplomacy, but he's high, very high, on India. Even more than the charismatic and crafty Bill Clinton.
George Bush's visit to India suggest that Indo-US relations have arrived at the end of the beginning while the contours of his stop-over at Islamabad suggest that, for Pakistan, relations with the US are now poised at the beginning of the end.
The integrity of our Nuclear Doctrine and our ability to sustain a Minimum Credible Nuclear Deterrent is adequately protected. Our nuclear policy will continue to be guided by the principles of restraint and responsibility.
Don't pull out the corks just yet - the more the US Congress hears of what a hard bargain India has driven and the euphoria that the deal has generated in the country, the more suspicious it will become of the nuke deal and make life difficult for th
The Bush visit brought India one step closer to the final prize but there is still a long lap to Capitol Hill and further as the voice of American liberalism, NYT, joins the non-proliferation ayatollahs, and the chorus reaches a crescendo: kill the d
It is learnt that Bush told Mush that while the IAEA had considerable information on AQ Khan's role w.r.t Libya and Iran, the picture is incomplete with regard to North Korea, his contacts with the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq and with Al Qaeda.
What happened between GWB's departure from Washington, when it was all buddy-buddy, and his arrival in Islamabad, which led to this sudden thaw towards Musharraf? What exactly did Hamid Karzai tell Bush in Kabul that was corroborated by others?
The backwardness and abysmal poverty of the Muslim community in India is a symbol both of the decline of its own leadership, and of the bankruptcy of the exploitative vote-bank politics of 'secular' formations.
Alienation of the Indian Muslim youth outside J&K, driving it to identify itself with the anti-US and pan-Islamic ideologies of Al Qaeda and IIF is an imminent danger due to the ill-advised insensitivity of the government towards the hurt feelings of