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The Power Club

Venky Vembu (This article, which addresses five fundamental questions arising from US President Barack Obama’s announcement of US support for India’s candidacy for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, was published in DNA edition dated November 14, 2010 as … Continue reading

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‘Even determined US leadership may not be enough to get India in’

Venky Vembu (This is a longer version of an interview with Dr Stewart M. Patrick, global governance expert at the Council on Foreign Relations, that was published in DNA edition dated November 14, 2010 as part of a package of … Continue reading

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The US has coddled many dictators; we’re no less virtuous: Shashi Tharoor

(This interview with former Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor, in the context of US President Barack Obama’s recent articulation of US support for India’s candidacy for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, was published in DNA … Continue reading

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Round-up: Barack Obama’s India visit

(Links to some recent articles and columns on US President Barack Obama’s visit to India.) The Power Club: answers to five questions on India’s chances of making it as a permanent member  to the UN Security Council Will China spike … Continue reading

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Obama’s visit marks the end of India’s innocence

(This column was published in DNA edition dated November 10, 2010.) Venky Vembu Former external affairs minister Jaswant Singh once noted wryly that gaining admittance into the club of Big Powers was like jostling in a crowd to get into … Continue reading

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‘Obama won’t seek high-profile role in Kashmir’

(This is a longer version of an interview with Lisa Curtis, a South Asia expert at the Heritage Foundation, which was published in DNA edition dated October 9, 2010.) Strained relations between the US and Pakistan, which are notionally allies … Continue reading

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‘Jihadists have penetrated the US’

(This interview with Dr Walid Phares on whether jihadi terror had taken root in the US, was published in DNA edition dated December 13, 2009.) Venky Vembu Recent arrests, in Pakistan and in the US, of US nationals linked to … Continue reading

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