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Kim Jong il

The New Unknown

Dec 19, 2011 B. Raman

Kim Jong-il was surrounded by myth-making, little is known about North Korea, and even less about the new ruler, Kim Jong-Un

Don't Play Into Their Hands

Nov 24, 2010 B. Raman

The US-led international community must avoid over-reaction and deal with the situation tactically and tactfully without playing into the hands of those in North Korea who want an escalation of tension.

Finding China's Achilles' Heel

India, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines should come together to discuss how to counter China's over-assertiveness, without creating a confrontational situation

Dear Leader Goes Visiting

Aug 31, 2010 B. Raman

While former US President Jimmy Carter was visiting the North Korean capital to secure the release of an American, Kim Jong-il decided to leave Pyongyang for China

What Is The US Up To In North Korea And Vietnam?

That is the most worrying question for Beijing today and not the question, what is the US up to in India.

15 August, 2009

The Webb Of Realpolitik

B. Raman

Webb's visit to Myanmar and his meeting with Than Shwe, coming in the wake of Clinton's visit to Pyongyang, indicates that the Obama Administration sees no problem in dealing with dictators and playing down human rights issues, if it will serve US na

05 August, 2009

Exploring New Options

B. Raman

Does the Clinton visit suggest a direct approach to N.Korea rather than dependence on China?

15 June, 2009

Who Will Have The Last Laugh?

B. Raman

Obama or the likes of Ahmadinejad, Kim-Jong-il, Mulla Mohammad Omar, the Amir of the Afghan Taliban, or Osama bin Laden? One wishes it will be Obama, but one apprehends it may not be him.

25 November, 2008

Chinese Whispers

D.S. Rajan

Officially, China only expressed 'deep regret' at Pranab Mukherejee's remarks on Arunachal Pradesh. But its experts are talking about India's alleged military reinforcements in the border and are not ruling out the eruption of a 'partial border war'.

11 June, 2007

The MAD Survival Kit

Dilip Hiro

The Iranian response, despite public denials, has been to play the single card that history has stamped "effective" since 1949 -- raising the specter of becoming nuclear-armed.

23 March, 2007

Kolkata Korner

Jaideep Mazumdar

Don't Kolkata's 'intellectuals' know Communist history? Why are they so shocked at the massacre of villagers who didn't want to part with their land at Nandigram?

06 March, 2007

Out Of The Axis Of Evil?

Gavan McCormack

With flexibility by all parties, the North Korean promise to terminate its nuclear-weapons program could usher in a new era in the peninsula that in the 20th century was one of the most violently contested and militarized spots on earth.

15 February, 2007

Back To The Future?

Shim Jae Hoon

The Six-Party deal returns essentially to a past agreement with new promises for the future-- though it leaves unanswered the fate of nuclear weapons and fissile material already produced by North Korea.

09 November, 2006

Let's Talk...

Nayan Chanda

...But Change the Subject: Nuclear North Korea returns to the negotiating table in the hope of consolidating its gain through bipartite talks with the US.

08 November, 2006

Outlaw Empire Meets The Wave

Tom Engelhardt

So we've finally had our plebiscite, however covert, on the failing Outlaw Empire of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. The wave— and make no mistake, it's a global one— has just crashed on our shores, soaking our imperial masters.

27 October, 2006

The Dragon's Got The Smarts

Susan L. Shirk

In future years, people may point to the North Korean nuclear crisis as a turning point that brought China on the same side as the US and Japan instead of creating two hostile blocs in Asia.

18 October, 2006

More Than Meets The Eye

Rajinder Puri

Early responses perceived the North Korean test as a challenge to unsettle President Bush. But first appearances can be deceptive—future prospects might well turn out to be far-reaching and surprising.

11 October, 2006

North Korea's Nuclear Gamble

Shim Jae Hoon

The North Korean underground nuclear test on 9 October has sent shockwaves— weak on the Richter scale but shaking the core of the East Asian security and the existing geopolitical balance in Asia underpinned by the US nuclear umbrella.

Photo Gallery

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait at Ghazipur border after a bill to cancel the three contentious farm laws was passed during the Winter Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

India's captain Ajinkya Rahane speaks to on field umpires as after they stopped play at the end of the fifth day their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur.

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

New Zealand's Ajaz Patel is beaten by a delivery bowled by India's Ravindra Jadeja during the day five of their first test cricket match in Kanpur.

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

India's players celebrate the wicket of New Zealand's Tim Southee during the day five of their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur.

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

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