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Swarn Kumar Anand
Today, when we are celebrating the 69th Independence Day, a substantial and influential chunk of intelligentsia is engrossed in constructing a narrative replete with psychotic trepidation. The arguments are so compelling that even a section of the media unwittingly peddles the malicious gossip. By the time a counter narrative emerges,...
The democratisation movement that started in 2010 in Tunisia and travelled to several Arab countries has taken a curious turn with the announcement of caliphate in Iraq. Saturday Special’s other two articles focus on the lapses by Al-Maliki Government (Main) and Iran’s interest in Iraq (Other Voice) History has taken a...
While the BJP-led NDA is expected to gain power at the Centre with a promise to bring in a new era of inclusive development in the country, for the aspiring youth of the nation one question remains — what is in store for them if they catch the Modi wave Indian...
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan's decision to cancel the ceasefire deal is a setback for the Sharif Government, which came to power with a vow to end terrorism through peaceful means instead of military operations In the run up to parliamentary elections in Pakistan a year ago when Nawaz Sharif had promised to usher...
Saturday Special this week focusses on the changing trend in Pakistan’s foreign policy with Islamabad’s greater thrust on China (Main), removing sticking points in its relations with Iran (The Other Voice), and whether Pakistan will stop using terror as a foreign policy (Perspective) In the run up to the Lok...
Kejriwal's haste in seeking a mandate in the Lok Sabha by sacrificing power in Delhi smacks of populist politics. The AAP must explain how a supporting business tycoon who is likely to fight LS polls on a party ticket is ‘aam aadmi’ “It is the duty of every citizen...
The West must understand that if it wants a pragmatic solution to the Syrian crisis, it should allow Syrians to choose their leader. The best possible way forward is a transitional government comprising Assad and members of the Opposition The January 24 Geneva II conference, the biggest diplomatic endeavour led by...
New Delhi’s willingness to take part in Geneva II may seem like an appeasement of the Sunni Arab world in their efforts to kill the waxing Shia crescent in the bud. Therefore, India must clarify that its decision is born out of concerns to safeguard our national interests and to...
The breakthrough in talks with the P5+1 on Iran’s nuclear programme has opened floodgates of questions — some look forward to a more peaceful West Asia while others see the change in balance of power in the region. However in a tête-à-tête with The Pioneer’s News Editor Swarn Kumar Anand, Iran’s...
Expecting Sri Lanka to allow international investigation into the conduct of its military is like asking for the moon as militaries of democratic countries have never been subjected to international scrutiny The Indian media’s inquisitiveness to dig deep into the reasons for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s conspicuous absence from the...