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THE I.M.F. : BACK FROM THE DEAD

IMF: Back from the Dead by Jayati Ghosh The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has definitely had a very good crisis. Just over a year ago, it was an institution on life support: ignored by most developing countries; derided for its failure to predict most crises in emerging markets and its often counterproductive responses to such … Continue reading

EDITORIAL – Target Killing

It is target killing season in Pakistan. Americans are fine tuning their Drone technology by testing it in missile attacks in Pakhtunkhwa. Daily two or more raids are carried out and the casualties number anything between twenty to a hundred. But for the Government, a few weak protests, and it is business as usual. The … Continue reading

KASHMIR IN FLAMES

  Omar’s government is self-serving. Kashmir deserves better BY PREM SHANKAR JHA On Sunday, a day when Kashmiris celebrated Eid, a day which remained unmarred by confrontations with the police, the government of Jammu and Kashmir clamped down the most draconian curfew the Valley has seen in more than two years. Had Omar Abdullah lit … Continue reading

NATO EXPANDS AFGHAN WAR INTO PAKISTAN

NATO EXPANDS AFGHAN WAR INTO PAKISTAN RICK ROZOFF On October 7 the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization military allies will begin the tenth year of their war in Afghanistan, over 3,000 miles from NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The following month midterm elections will be held in the U.S. and NATO will hold … Continue reading

Afghanistan – The “Surge” in Retrospect

  AFGHANISTAN — THE “SURGE” IN RETROSPECT RASHEED HASAN KHAN After eight years of bloody conflict in Afghanistan President Obama announced the new ‘AfPak’ strategy on December 2/2009, at West Point Military Academy. With 68,000 U.S. and 35,000 European troops already deployed in Afghanistan. Obama announced the deployment of another 30,000 troops during 2010. This … Continue reading