There was a time during SAJA's first 15 years, when you could go weeks or even months without seeing an editorial, commentary or essay in a major American publication about South Asia (the Canadian press, generally more attuned to international affairs, was better about this). Nowadays, of course, the continuous big news out of South Asia has meant American publications suddenly have a lot to say. The continuing war on terror in Afghanistan/Pakistan; the end of the LTTE in Sri Lanka; the Indian elections - they are all reflected in this roundup below.
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WAR IN AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN:
- NYT: David Kilcullen and Andrew McDonald Exum: Death from Above, Outrage from Below
- THE ROOT: Ken Cooper, former WashPost South Asia bureau chief: Pakistan's Biggest Problem? It's Not India
- WASHINGTON POST: Selig Harrison: Pakistan's Ethnic Problem
- WASHINGTON POST: Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page editor: An 'AfPak' About-Face for Obama
THE END OF THE LTTE IN SRI LANKA:
- FORBES: G. Parthasarathy, former ambassador: The End of a War Without End
- BOSTON GLOBE: Ken Cooper, former WashPost South Asia bureau chief: Healing the Wounds in Sri Lanka
- THE NEW REPUBLIC: Michael Schaffer: Winning the Peace
- FORBES: Vivian Wai-Yin Kwok: Sri Lanka's New Beginning
INDIA'S MASSIVE ELECTIONS:
- FORBES: Tunku Varadarajan: Obama Must Stop Ignoring India
- NYT: Unsigned editorial: India's Challenges
- WSJ: Alyssa Ayres: The US-India Moment
- FORBES: Swaminathan S. Aiyar, economist: India Votes for Continuity, Not Radical Change
- WSJ: Keerthik Sasidharan: The Home and the World: The New Global Indian
- NYT: Rahul Singh: Elections Define a New India
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