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South Asian Imperatives

In a follow-through that has taken the world by surprise, and contrary to the apprehensions raised initially, the US has shown growing restraint in its pronouncements and its apparent intentions in the pursuit of its war against terrorism. Whatever the internal and geopolitical compulsions that have moderated the early rhetoric, this in retrospect makes the Indian government’s response to the World Trade Centre disaster appear notably naïve.

Afghan Armageddon?

Short of the Taliban graciously handing over Osama bin Laden and his rabble no imaginable act of appeasement can stay the hand of the US military. But pure retaliation will not suffice. Ample ploughshares must accompany the shiny high tech swords if the hatreds that steered the fatal airliners are to be stemmed rather than stoked.
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