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Non-AlignmentSubscribe to Non-Alignment

Of Gods and Demons

Having read the article by Satadru Sen on India’s current foreign policy (‘Goodbye to Non-Alignment and All That’, December 1, 2001) the reader cannot avoid feeling that the author worships failed gods and pours scorn on one demon. The result is he wraps himself in inconsistent arguments when...

Goodbye to Non-Alignment and All That

The national interest, if defined narrowly, does not make for very good foreign policy. It might make sense, here and now, to try to enlist America on the Indian side of the dispute over Kashmir and to celebrate the turn of events in Afghanistan as a vindication of India's own support for the 'Northern Alliance'. In the long term, however, it demonstrates a shocking combination of strategic myopia and cynicism.
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