The mass uprising consuming Egypt shows a country on the sidelines of the economic development that has been sweeping the world from Brazil to China to Vietnam.
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What if India does go on to become a permanent member of UNSC, serving as an independent entity rather than being guided by the Big Five existing members? What would India achieve?
As the massive anti-regime protests in Egypt persist, the future of President Hosni Mubarak seems increasingly uncertain. The world waits with bated breath as the situation in the largest Arab nation unfolds –the outcome of which will determine what happens in the region.
The Afghan students at Pune University discuss their personal histories as well as their perceptions on what Afghanistan as a country means to them.
Indo-US business dealings and the US Federal Reserve’s money-printing initiative may have saved Chinese President Hu Jintao the headache of explaining – to his American counterpart – China’s stealth fighter shocker, undervalued currency and giant trade surplus.
Excerpts from “Lost Wishes”, a diary by Azima Nabi, an Afghan lady.
Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to the US comes at a time when the geopolitical situation in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region is fluid - consequent to the US deciding to re-energise relations with countries in the region - and when Sino-US relations have been under some strain.
A week after Salman Taseer's murder, US Vice President Joseph Biden flew to Pakistan to "gauge priorities" in the Af-Pak region. India, Ambassador Neelam Deo says, must not allow itself to become a victim of American imperatives and Pakistani maneuvers.
The exodus of talented Chinese, Indians and Europeans to the United States has depleted these countries of their brightest minds. Who can blame them when a bunch of archaic educational guidelines impede the expansion of educational institutions and thus the benefits from opportunity?
The murder of Salman Taseer , the liberal-minded Governor of Pakistani Punjab, augurs grimly for the country. With the government mired in political turmoil, intelligentsia silenced and religious extremists integrating with the security forces, Pakistan is a state teetering on the brink of collapse.