Monday, October 29, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

123 watch

Hmmm...the government may not fall over the nuclear deal after all. If you are feeling as clueless as I have been about the implications of the 123 deal, you can do worse than visit Siddharth Varadarajan's excellent blog. See in particular, this wide-ranging interview on the state of Indo-US relations. Reactions when I have the time...

Monday, October 22, 2007

123 watch

Confirmation, if any were needed, that India is the newest poodle on the international block. The US sees the nuclear deal with India as sending a strong signal to 'outlaws such as Iran' on how a country could be 'rewarded' if it behaves. If Nicholas Burns thinks the way to assuage oppostion to the deal in India is to describe it as a reward for good behaviour, he needs some serious lessons in the language of diplomacy.

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