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Deepak Tripathi, former BBC correspondent and editor, is a researcher and an author with reference to South and West Asia and US foreign policy. He set up the BBC Office in Kabul and was correspondent in Afghanistan in the early 1990s. He is the author of a study of Afghanistan in the Cold War, to be published as a book. His research findings are published in 'Dialectics of the Afghanistan Conflict' by the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. His book 'Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan' is to be published by Potomac Books, Inc in the United States in November 2009.
His articles have appeared in international publications such as The Economist and The Daily Telegraph of London, as well as the History News Network of George Mason University, CounterPunch, Online Journal and the Palestine Chronicle.
Deepak Tripathi is a member of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom.
India's General Election
Comment on the significance of India's marathon general election, in which the Congress-led coalition retained power.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Bush, As He Leaves
A commentary on the Israeli assault on Gaza, hours after George W Bush showed the green flag to Israel.
Monday, December 22, 2008(5 comments)
India's neoliberal elite
In the wake of the Mumbai carnage, India's neo-liberal elite engage in dangerous thoughtless talk. They should harken to the lessons of Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Middle East.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Obama and National Security
Some reflections from an observer of US politics following the President-elect Barack Obama's announcement of his National Security team today.
Saturday, November 8, 2008(7 comments)
A Revolution to Remember
The article examines the significance of the Democratic victory on November 4, 2008 and what lies ahead.
Friday, October 24, 2008
The article discusses some of the scenarios the next US president might face after taking office on January 20, 2009.
Sunday, October 19, 2008(1 comments)
The thesis of the author of this article is that the terms 'terrorist' and 'terrorism' are used sweepingly and often with opportunistic motives since 9/11 and the beginning of the 'war on terror'. And it explains the phenomenon of terrorism, how it takes root and grows, in four simple phases, citing examples of Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008(2 comments)
Imperial America: success or failure
In a period of unprecedented financial upheaval, the recent surge in violence in South Asia is receiving less notice in the west than it deserves. The audacity of attacks by the Taleban and their Al-Qaeda allies in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and attacks in India, have implications for the region and beyond. This article takes a look.
Friday, September 26, 2008
The Stakes in the 2008 Election
As American voters approach polling day on November 4, this article looks at the Bush years in the White House. And it asks where is America headed and what would it mean?