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Drawing False Conclusions

The Indian Left's position on the question of nuclear weapons free zones or WMD free zones has been characterised by several flip-flops. In west Asia, it has supported nuclearisation in the name of opposing American hegemony, while it retains a continued, if inconsistent, belief in nuclear deterrence in south Asia. But the Left now has to clarify its perspective on how best to deal with American military might. To do this needs recognition of the fact that it is in these two regions in Asia where nuclear weapons are most likely to be used and therefore the need for urgent denuclearisation.

Calcutta Diary

The past few weeks have been a trauma, not just for the Iraqis but for thousands of men, women and children in the rest of the globe, including in the United States and Great Britain as well. What is even more important than the explosions of anger, revulsion and resentment, it is bound to persuade scholars to take another look at their approach toward analysing Stalin's role in history.

Black Humour in Time of War

While there is no dearth of news of the devastation caused by the ugly war in Iraq, there has been a profusion of absurdities, in the pronouncements, claims and counter-claims of the leaders and war correspondents and the editorial output of the Indian media.

Iraq - Sanctions: How Saddam Gained Upper Hand

The continuation of sanctions against Iraq has meant the virtual elimination of international trade with that country for over a decade and the severe of the Iraqi people. Yet Saddam remains in power. Moreover, he is now closer than ever of achieving his cherished objectives of eliminating the sanctions and becoming once more a power to reckon with internationally.

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