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The Mumbai attacks, South Asia’s nuclear confrontation, and the “Ottawa Dialogue”

Just two weeks after nuclear-armed India and Pakistan agreed to further talks on reducing tensions between them,[i] renewed terror attacks in Mumbai threaten to unravel the gains made. But, contrary to the Globe and Mail’s alarmist headline, “Enraged Indians blame … Continue reading

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Canada leads the “dead in the water” Conference on Disarmament

This month and next, Canada shoulders one of the least coveted leadership posts within the United Nations system – the presidency of the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament (CD). The travails, frustrations, and abject failure of the CD, the UN’s only … Continue reading

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Facing the India-Pakistan contest in Afghanistan

From the earliest days of the current, and by all accounts undiminished, insurgency in Afghanistan, conventional wisdom has regarded Pakistan as a key, if not the key, to Afghan stability. But for Pakistan to become a part of the solution … Continue reading

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