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India's Iraq Options

The US may remain our distant friend but Iraq, Iran and the Gulf region will always remain near neighbours tied to us by geography and history. Leaving aside any moral and ideological compunctions, in terms of sheer realpolitik it would be wise of us not to alienate popular opinion in our vicinity, which is overwhelmingly anti-American, by sending Indian troops to bolster the continued violation of Iraqi sovereignty by American military occupiers.

Calcutta Diary

While we should praise famous men, how does one know that today's notorious terrorists could not emerge as tomorrow's famous men? What is much more ominous, are we heading towards a situation where the world witnesses a mechanistic fissure along ethnic lines?

US and France: US and France: Gains of Reconciliation

France poses unique and in some ways paradoxical challenges to US foreign policy. It is too small as a genuine strategic counterweight, but big enough to mobilise significant opposing coalitions.

Iraq: Media Challenge

In Iraq alongside the military campaign, a media tussle emerged between some of the western channels and their Arab counterparts. Differing representations of the war in this semiotic battle not merely gave scope to varied interpretations, but also provoked controversy.

Disobedience and Social Sciences

One way of expressing solidarity with the tens of thousands of Iraqis who have suffered in this war is to reject offers of collaboration and support in research in the social sciences and humanities from governments that do not know the meaning of accountability.

Spices Export from India

Although Indian spices exports have been increasing in quantity and value and cover a large number of countries, future prospects depend on exporters' ability to meet quality standards set by importing nations. Various programmes initiated to ensure the export of clean and hygienic spices should go hand in hand with marketing and export development strategies.

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.

West Asia : Market for Mangoes and More

Market for Mangoes and More The Indian mango has been an unexpected casualty of the US war on Iraq. The conflict has left mango exports to the Gulf region stranded in transit, dealing a blow to exporters as west Asian countries, mainly Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman, account for 70-80 per cent of India

Consequences of Affirmative Action in US Higher Education

This paper seeks to contribute to greater mutual understanding of positive discrimination in India and the US by describing and reviewing some important empirical work that has recently been carried out to evaluate the effects of affirmative action in the US higher education. Until recently the debate on the wisdom of positive discrimination policies has been largely theoretical, appealing to ethical considerations and political-philosophical values. Now, however, systematic empirical evidence on the long-term consequences of affirmative action policies in admissions to US colleges and universities has at last been made available and can be brought to bear on the discussion.

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