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Thinking Aloud: “America’s Invisible Wars,” Part I

April 15, 2016 by Darius  I recently saw a panel discussion at the CATO Institute (I know, outside my normal range!) on “America’s Invisible Wars.”  The discussion focused on some of America’s lesser-known on-going interventions: Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia.  The … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “India, Facing Climate Change, Also Desperately Needs More Energy”

“India, Facing Climate Change, Also Desperately Needs More Energy” The New York Times, November 11, 2015, p.B1 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/11/business/economy/india-is-caught-in-a-climate-change-quandary.html?_r=0 “India is home to 30 percent of the world’s poorest, those living on less than $1.90 a day. Of the 1.3 billion … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Dengue Outbreak Overwhelms Delhi”

“Dengue Outbreak Overwhelms Delhi” The New York Times, October 10, 2015, p.A4 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/10/world/asia/desperate-families-in-delhi-as-dengue-overwhelms-hospitals.html “During the annual dengue season, roughly from August to November, stories like Aman’s circulate through the city.  The dengue outbreak in Delhi appears to be the worst … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: India’s Ire Bringing Nepal to Its Knees

Sept. 29, 2015 by Darius  A week after adopting its first-ever constitution, Nepal is facing a fuel shortage so severe that the Nepali government has imposed driving restrictions based on the last digit of motorists’ license plates. Why has the … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: India’s Evolving Religious Makeup

Aug. 31, 2015 by Darius  Last week, newly released data from India’s 2011 census revealed a surprise: for the first time in India’s modern history, the proportion of Hindus dropped below 80%. At the same time, Muslims grew more than … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “India Signs Peace Accord with Militant Naga Separatists”

“India Signs Peace Accord with Militant Naga Separatists” Reuters, August 3, 2015 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/03/india-nscn-peace-accord-idUSKCN0Q81N220150803 “India signed a peace agreement on Monday with a leading tribal separatist group in the country’s northeast that had waged guerrilla war for six decades against central … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Darius’s Rules of International Engagement, #5

July 3, 2015 by Darius  [If you study international relations and political science, it’s impossible to avoid coming across Carl von Clausewitz.  While Clausewitz’s credentials may have been a bit thin in his primary specialty, military theory, he has given … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: India and the 2015 Global Peace Index

June 18, 2015 by Darius  This week, the Institute for Economics and Peace released its 2015 Global Peace Index. Iceland and Denmark are the most peaceful countries on the Global Peace Index.  Iraq and Syria came out on the bottom.  … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Between the Assassinations”

June 13, 2015 by Darius  I recently read Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga.  Like Adiga’s other work, Between the Assassinations is a scathing critique of modern India. Between the Assassinations is not so much a single novel with a … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Darius’s Rules of International Engagement, #3

June 5, 2015 by Darius  [If you study international relations and political science, it’s impossible to avoid coming across Carl von Clausewitz.  While Clausewitz’s credentials may have been a bit thin in his primary specialty, military theory, he has given … Continue reading

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