George W Bush just landed in India as the chief guest of the Hindustan Times Leadership Initiative. Unsurprisingly there’s been a lot of “Aaargh, how can you invite him?” but also a fair amount of “Good someone is giving credit where credit is due.” Read more

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No one is paying much attention to this past weekend’s attack against the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in Sistan-Baluchistan and its fallout on the relationship between Iran and Pakistan. It deserves more notice, even if it’s relatively inconclusive notice. Read more

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India and China are back to sniping at each other. China complained publicly at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visiting Arunachal Pradesh. India responded by wagging a finger at China building infrastructure in the Pakistani third of Kashmir. Why is this happening? Read more

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While the degree of Pakistani military complicity in the latest suicide bomb attack on the Indian embassy remains uncertain, Rawalpindi should learn lessons from the consequences of its first attack – where its guilt is not in doubt. Read more

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I was in Pittsburgh for the G-20 summit and it was all about the rich countries, in bad financial shape, telling the next 12 or so wealthy countries: let’s share the power and the bills. That’s the way of the world. But the city of Pittsburgh got a passing notice from us parachute-journalists as well. Read more

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