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18 March, 2009

‘A Nuclear-Armed Afghanistan’

That’s what Pakistan can become, warns Patrick French. (Via Nikhil Mehra.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics at 12:06 AM

15 December, 2008

Pragmatism And Ideology

Tobin Harshaw links to some thought-provoking pieces here.

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics at 5:49 PM

12 December, 2008

The Worst Puns Ever

Ramesh Srivats continues to delight.

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics at 8:02 AM

Nuclear Proliferation

The NY Times lays out the history of the spread of nuclear technology. (Via Neel.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics at 7:31 AM

18 July, 2008

“Viva il duce”

This is a scary story. Read the full thing. (Via Gautam.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics at 1:18 PM

05 June, 2008

A fleet of “prison hulks”.

Floating prisons as part of the “extraordinary rendition” program by the Bush administration. (- via.)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Politics at 7:21 AM

03 April, 2008

India’s public sector and suffering

From the Economist on Indian babus: Public employees also suffer less stress than their private-sector counterparts, which is one reason why the user of their services suffers more.

Posted by Yazad Jal in Politics at 10:02 AM

29 March, 2008

A lasting relationship

Even as Sarkozy courts Britain, the British are in love with Bruni’s style.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Politics at 4:45 AM

23 March, 2008

The Mayflower

Common theme connecting Spitzer, FDR, and JFK. Not the ship. The hotel.

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Politics at 3:48 AM

19 March, 2008

The Scandal Quiz - II

17/23 on the quiz. Here’s a cheat-sheet that will help you answer some of the DC-related questions!

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Politics at 7:14 AM

The Scandal Quiz

My score was 15. Now you try. (Via email from SK.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics at 2:53 AM

05 March, 2008

“Russia has one one future”

... and that’s democracy, says Mikhail Gorbachev in a memo to Dmitri Medvedev.

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics at 10:58 PM

27 February, 2008

“Every unsavoury separatist is gloating”

Pratap Bhanu Mehta explains why Kosovo “sets a dangerous precedent in international law.”

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics at 2:31 PM

Clinton’s still in it

Jay Cost explains why.

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics at 3:02 AM

19 February, 2008

“When The Magic Fades”

Here’s David Brooks on Barack Obama.

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics at 2:42 PM

06 February, 2008

“Darkness Seeking Darkness”

Maureen Dowd sums up Hillary Clinton.

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics at 2:50 PM

The Dark Side of Hillary Clinton

Read David Brooks on The Cooper Concerns.

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics at 2:26 AM

21 December, 2007

Countdown the days

With a Firefox add-on, a countdown clock, or maybe just cross off the days on this lovely calender. :)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Politics at 6:12 PM

12 December, 2007

Russian Gambit

An interview with Kasparov

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Politics at 7:47 PM

10 December, 2007

The Prosecutor’s Scythe

Check out Michael Powell’s profile of Rudy Giuliani.

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics at 6:31 PM

16 November, 2007

Where’s the Definitive Musharraf Story?

Mini Kapoor interviews Tina Brown.

Posted by Amit Varma in Miscellaneous | Politics at 10:20 AM

27 September, 2007

The Tsar’s Opponent

Check out David Remnick’s fabulous profile of Garry Kasparov. (Via email from Ramanand.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics | Sports at 11:09 PM

16 August, 2007

Mahatma Gandhi on August 15, 1947

It was special. (Via email from Gautam.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics at 1:50 AM

13 August, 2007

Seeing is believing

Cheney saying going into Iraq would be wrong and lead to a quagmire! A decade later, a change of heart (no pun intended)? (- via.)

Posted by Sanjeev Naik in Politics at 9:55 AM

10 August, 2007

“Cheney declares himself national monument”

Heh. (Via email from Joby Joseph.)

Posted by Amit Varma in Politics at 8:51 PM

03 August, 2007

Unite, Bloggers!

Nate Anderson questions whether bloggers need a union.

Posted by Gautam in Miscellaneous | Politics at 11:22 AM

16 July, 2007

Web 2.0 Presidential Campaign

Duncan Riley on Ron Paul and the rise of internet campaigns.

Posted by Gautam in Politics | Science and technology at 1:16 PM

07 June, 2007

Behind the Veil

LA Times reporter Megan Stack goes undercover in Saudi Arabia.

Posted by Gautam in Miscellaneous | Politics at 1:14 PM

02 June, 2007

The story of Indian art…

... is the story of an unfettered India. Salil Tripathi explains why it is under threat.

Posted by Amit Varma in Arts and entertainment | Politics at 11:56 AM

23 May, 2007

Street Food in Peril?

Not if the Supreme Court has its way. And it’ll be safer too.

Posted by Gautam in Economics | Politics | The good life at 10:16 AM

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