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BPO Backlash in USA & UK and Elections Year Politics

    Paper no. 900          21. 01. 2004

 Guest Column- by Hari Sud.

Talks with Pakistan: Overcoming Prithiviraj Syndrome

    Paper no. 901          23. 01. 2004

  Guest Column- by Moorthy Muthuswamy PhD 

Getting the Big Picture Right

Call for A Vanijyik Kshatriya

  Paper no. 906          28. 01. 2006

Guest Column-by Jagdish Narayan Pandey

This is a sequel to an earlier paper “ Call For an Intellectual Kshatriya”- by another IITian from Chennai. -Director 

War Fighting Traditions, Two Millenniums back and now.

    Paper no. 954          08. 03. 2004

  Guest Column-by Hari Sud.


 Paper no. 1020          07. 06. 2004

by B. Raman

According to a 1998 study of the International Drug Control Programme  of the UN, the international illicit drug business generates  an estimated  $400 billion in trade annually, which is about  8% of all legal international trade and roughly equivalent to the total turnover of the textile industry in all the countries of the world put together.


To understand the present developments in Chechnya, one has to go back to the Afghan war of the 1980s.

Many analysts, including this writer, often tend to use loosely the expressions "proxy war" and "covert war". Both are low-intensity conflicts, but with a difference.


Despite its joining the other permanent members of the UN Security Council in proforma expressions of concern over India's nuclear tests of May,1998, (Pokhran II) and in calling for India's adherence to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), Russia has ensured that the tests and their sequel do not affect its long-term strategic relationship with India, which has been painstakingly built up over the years.


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