Ramesh Thakur Op-Ed Contributions
The CWC has outlawed a class of weapons, instituted a comprehensive verification regime, established its own organisation responsible for implementing all provisions of the treaty, and placed its own restrictions on the export of dual-use technology.
As a non-native speaker of English, I have always been intrigued by the phrase "polar opposites." Fact is, nothing so resembles the North Pole as the South Pole.
As the United Nations General Assembly begins its annual session later this month, it will refuse once again to confront an issue where the denial of reality intersects with a negation of the world body's core values.
The three Asian giants can transform Asia into an area of peace by thinking creatively and cultivating relations based on complementary interests and realistic expectations rather than the deadweight of history or the baggage of naive idealism.
The new generation of Indians is self-confident and keen to exploit all new opportunities. None offers more potential than a strategic-cum-commercial partnership with the U.S.
One of the lessons from the Haneef episode is the need to be sceptical about claims by governments that they are safeguarding public safety against the threat of terrorism, not jeopardising human rights or curtailing civil liberties.
We are pleased to see that Waterloo city council takes its due diligence seriously in protecting the city's and taxpayers' interests. Debate and discussion are important to the vitality of a community. We would like to provide our perspectives to the debate.
WHO WOULD have thought that India would be tutoring Australia on protecting individual human rights? Yet here we have the case of the Indian Government reminding its Australian counterpart of the importance of the rule of law and due process in the case of Dr Mohamed Haneef.
India turns 60 today. In a speech that for Indians still resonates as powerfully as Lincoln's Gettysburg Address for Americans, founding prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru declared that at midnight, India was keeping its tryst with destiny. While the world slept, India awoke to freedom.
Sometimes being in a minority can be an honour