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Michael Schwartz

An Obamination

Feb 15, 2011 Michael Schwartz

A primer for President Obama so that he is prepared for the next round of political upheavals after setting new standards for foreign policy incoherence and incompetence

'Going To War With The Army You Have'

Mar 09, 2005 Michael Schwartz

Why the U.S. cannot correct its military blunders in Iraq despite its initial successful assault, and the latest American theories about the Iraqi resistance.


The Poll Watcher's Guide

Those who are forever trying to figure out what is going on have a good opportunity for diagnostics based on what happens on election day and afterward. Here are a few of the key indicators that we should all be looking at.

The Sinister Plan

Dec 21, 2004 Michael Schwartz

The chilling reality of what Fallujah has become is only now seeping out, as the American military continues to block almost all access to the city, whether to reporters, its former residents, or aid groups like the Red Crescent Society.


The Opiate Of The Electorate

Our addiction to opinion polls has done more than enhance the already unacceptable power of the media; it has also redirected our attention and efforts away from policy and toward trivial personality contests at a time when much is at stake.

27 September, 2004

After Najaf...

Michael Schwartz

Hidden in the confusion and jumbled mass of new violent outbreaks and conflicting pronouncements by all sides of the Iraqi conflict is an entirely new American military-political strategy that promises to wreak further havoc in the cities of Iraq.


18 August, 2004

Gambling In Najaf

Michael Schwartz

The assault on the holy city of Najaf, with its attendant slaughter of combatants and civilians, its destruction of whole neighborhoods, and its threat to Shia holy cites is fraught with the possibility of another major military defeat.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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Fact-Check

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Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

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Opinion

The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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