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US Presidential Debate: No Knock-Out

Paper No. 5253                                                                                         17-Oct-2012

By B.Raman

The first US Presidential debate a fortnight ago devoted exclusively to economic and social policies was won by Mr.Mitt Romney, with 67 per cent of the sample votes polled as against only 25 per cent for President Barack Obama. Only eight per cent of those polled were not sure who did better. It was thus an overwhelming endorsement of Mr.Romney by those polled.

Romney’s Ambivalence on India

Paper No. 5245                                                         08-Oct-2012

By B. Raman

The campaign web sites of Mr. Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for the US Presidential elections, discuss his likely foreign policy under the following heads:

•Afghanistan & Pakistan
•China & East Asia
•Iran
•Israel
•Latin America
•Middle East
•Russia

Obama Vs Romney: Some Observations

 

Paper No. 5243                                                04-Oct-2012

By B. Raman

I watched with fascination the first Presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mr. Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, at Denver on the morning of October 4, 2012.

2. At the very beginning, my kudos to the American TV professionals from different channels who worked together as a team to organise a debate of very high quality.

INDIAN OCEAN: Strategic Imperatives for India to Keep it Indian

Paper No. 5242                                                                        04-Oct-2012

By Dr Subhash Kapila

“The Indian Ocean is where the rivalry between the United States and China in the Pacific interlocks the regional rivalry between China and India and also with America’s fight against Islamic terrorism and the Middle East, which includes America’s attempt to contain Iran”----------  Robert Kaplan

A Benghazi Gate?

Paper No. 5238                                                                    01-Oct-2012

By B. Raman

In my article of September 13,2012, titled “Blood in Benghazi” at http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?282274  , I had stated as follows:

Al Qaeda, The Taliban & The US Presidential Elections-International Terrorism Monitor—Paper No. 768

 

Paper No. 5230                                                                    29-Sept-2012

By B. Raman

Al Qaeda’s First Comment on Benghazi Attack comes from Yemen - International Terrorism Monitor---Paper No. 767

 

Paper No. 5219                                                          17-Sept-2012

By B. Raman                                                     

Al Qaeda’s first comment on the commando-style attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi in Libya has not come from its command and control in North Waziristan in Pakistan headed by its Amir Ayman al-Zawahiri, but from its Yemen branch called Ai Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), also referred to as Ansar al-Sharia (Supporters of Sharia)

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