Showing posts from July, 2009

No proof from Pak on India’s role in Balochistan: US

Richard Holbrooke, President Barack Obama’s special envoy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, says he received no credible information to substantiate accusations of India’s involvement in terrorist activities in Balochistan while on a recent visit to Pakistan. But in a sign that India-Pakistan tensions may be easing, Holbrooke said Pakistan has moved a “very large number of troops” from its border with India to its border with Afghanistan.

The House That George Built

The importance of Indo-US relations is an issue both Republicans and Democrats agree on.

Jakarta blasts show Jemaah Islamiyah still a threat

Twin hotel bombings that killed eight people in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta Friday are evidence that the country's main terrorist group, Jemaah Islamiyah, is viable and still may be benefiting from support from al Qaeda, a U.S. counterterrorism official said.

US wants Pak to speed up trial

The Obama administration wants Pakistan to move ahead with prosecuting those responsible for the Mumbai terrorist attacks, according to a US official.

Hillary spells out US international agenda

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a major foreign policy speech in Washington on Wednesday in which she pledged her commitment to "smart power" while acknowledging an international agenda that is "unforgiving."

Uighur leader wants U.S. to pressure China

The leader of an organization representing the Uighur ethnic minority called Monday for urgent U.S. action to press China to provide a full accounting of those killed, injured and missing in the ethnic strife gripping Xinjiang province.

Beijing threatens to execute 'key rioters'

China's crackdown on Muslim protesters in the western province of Xinjiang took an even more ominous turn Wednesday as a Communist Party official vowed to execute those responsible for the deadly riots.

Smart public diplomacy & outreach

President Barack Obama’s nominee for the post of U.S. ambassador to India, Timothy J. Roemer, is looking forward to sharing with his Indian counterparts the lessons the US learned in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks as part of a joint effort to prevent terrorist attacks like those in New York and Mumbai from happening again.

Hillary ‘excited’ about India visit

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is scheduled to visit India next week, on Tuesday said she was very excited about the trip.