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Monday, October 25, 2021

Amitabh Mattoo

The writer served as a cabinet-level advisor to Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

Recent violence does not mean a return to Kashmir of the ’90s
Sat, Oct 16, 2021

Amitabh Mattoo writes: The terror of past few weeks may have opened up new window of reconciliation.

An Expert Explains: America’s failure of imagination
Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Twenty years later, the world is still grappling with the deeper philosophical, political, economic, and social consequences of “that day” — of the most audacious attack on American territory — and the forces that were unleashed thereafter.

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan was an Islamic scholar who believed in dialogue
Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan saw his mission to help the world rediscover that the essence of Islam (both etymologically as well as substantively) was peace.

Decision to give peace with Pakistan a fresh chance has personal imprimatur of PM stamped on it
Sat, Feb 27, 2021

From New Delhi’s perspective, peace on the border and better relations with Pakistan are rooted in the strategic logic of a country that is mostly satisfied with the status quo and wants a stable neighbourhood.

An Expert Explains the US Capitol Hill riot: anatomy of an insurrection
Thu, Jan 14, 2021

How did the extraordinary situation of an out-of-control mob taking over the United States Capitol come about? Is a delusional President's incendiary speechmaking the only reason? What is the responsibility that the Republican Party must take?

An Expert Explains: Looking back and ahead in the US elections — polls, courts, transition
Thu, Nov 12, 2020

US Election Results 2020: As counting proceeds slowly in key battlegrounds, the Election is on razor’s edge. What happens if the race ends up being adjudicated by the US Supreme Court? And how might the transition unfold if Joe Biden ultimately wins?

An Expert Explains: Why US Election 2020 matters to India
Sat, Oct 31, 2020

US Election 2020: A look at how US-India relationship has evolved, and its highs and lows irrespective of whether the President has been a Democrat or a Republican.

US Election 2020: How and why Donald Trump vs Joe Biden affects the world
Sun, Oct 25, 2020

How do the two candidates for the White House see the world and the issues of shared global concern — and how do other countries of the world see the US under Trump? How should the rivalry between China and America in various spheres be understood? This is Part 2 of a three-part weekly series on the US Presidential election.

An Expert Explains: What is at stake in the US presidential election on November 3?
Mon, Oct 19, 2020

Just over three weeks from today, the United States will vote in one of the most consequential and bitterly contested presidential elections in its recent history. What is at stake for Americans as they choose between giving Donald Trump four more years in the White House and replacing him with the Democratic candidate Joe Biden? This is Part 1 of a three-part weekly series explaining the US Presidential Election, 2020, and why it matters to India.

The rise of Kamala Harris is as much an Indian story as it is a part of the American dream
Fri, Aug 14, 2020

While it was prudent (and opportunistic) for New Delhi to have invested in the narcissism of Trump, it may also be a moment to revisit and reflect on the idea that only the present incumbent can deliver on the promise of bilateral relations.

Vajpayee 2.0: New Kashmir needs a consensus that builds on legacy of former PM
Fri, Apr 12, 2019

Since 1947, Kashmir has remained India’s foremost national security challenge, the nature of the challenge changing with the decades.

Delhi and Canberra, a lost chance
Sat, Aug 04, 2018

Shelving of the Varghese report does not speak well of Australia’s desire to improve people-to-people ties with India.

A history of undemocracy
Fri, Jun 22, 2018

The fall of the Mehbooba Mufti government is only the latest instance. New Delhi’s policy towards Jammu and Kashmir has been to prefer rule by bureaucracy and fiat rather than by elected state governments

A vision for reconciliation
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

A reminder on his first death anniversary: Mufti Sayeed’s politics celebrated democracy, diversity

Masked men of Kishtwar
Wed, Aug 14, 2013

The anger of a lost generation threatens the idea of J&K

Inside the terror lab
Sat, Sep 05, 2009

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Great Game of Kashmir
Sat, Aug 08, 2009

Panigrahi reveals the nature of British interests that translated into a strong Pakistan bias

Picking up the threads in Kashmir
Thu, Jan 08, 2009

One of the most abiding symbols of Kashmiri culture is the pheran.

Of Faith and Fission
Sun, Aug 04, 2002

FOR more than five decades after India formally set up its atomic energy programme, the real story of the country’s nuclear estate had ...

Hitler’s Last Days
Sun, May 26, 2002


The Valley is elsewhere
Thu, Jan 06, 2000

It takes a war in Kargil or a hijacking in Kandahar for the nation to be reminded that all is not well with Kashmir. Even then it is easy ...