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Friday, March 21, 2003
THE OPENING SALVO in this worrying and indefensible war against Iraq has gone depressingly according to script. The succession of cruise missiles, fired into Baghdad from U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf, and precision-guided bombs, dropped off ...
China's new leadership
IN A SMOOTH transition, along expected lines, a new generation of leaders has stepped into the offices from which the affairs of the Peoples Republic of China are run. Following up on the decisions taken at the Sixteenth Congress of the Communist ...
Leader Page Articles
LAW AND SOCIETY
By Rajeev Dhavan
It is doubtful if the legislature can seriously interfere with the voter's right to know, which is part of both free speech and fair democratic elections; which together constitute a part of the Constitution's basic structure.
Saving science for our future II
By C.N.R. Rao
We have to establish a few centres devoted to first-rate science education, with flexible curricula and varied professional opportunities.
AMERICA AT WAR
A premature start
By C. Raja Mohan
A premature and probably a false start to ``Operation Iraqi Freedom'' exposed some of the political dilemmas of the U.S. military strategy in the second Gulf war, but is unlikely to provide much comfort to the Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein, whose ...
U.S. wary of collateral damage
By Sudhanshu Ranade
It is hard to believe, given the perhaps excessively blunt public refusal of the U.S. to allow itself to get distracted by `side issues' in the case of Palestine and Afghanistan. But in the war that has just begun, damage containment will not ...
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