Articles by Seema Sirohi
Nov 16, 2012
Pak race for tactical nukes adds new poison to the mixPakistan's nuclear frenzy, and its move to acquire smaller and more readily usable nuclear weapons, is disquieting because such weapons make sense only when distributed near the borders for quick and early use.
Nov 07, 2012
Obama won because his gut instinct was rightHe focused on regular Americans — the middle class and the poor — while Romney dissed them as the 47 percent who didn’t matter. His cool, non-fussy way of governing won him more support than Romney had imagined.
Oct 31, 2012
Sandy effect: Will a cocky Obama team pay the price?Just five days before the vote the race is too close to call, partly because of the Obama campaign’s slightly arrogant, slightly complacent and overly confident methods. On the other hand, Romney’s team has run a better, tighter campaign in the last phase.
Oct 20, 2012
Obama gets groove back, firing up crowds in last phaseIt took a while and a disastrous first debate performance to wake and shake Obama up. A little more than two weeks before the vote and all guns blazing he is firing up the crowds.
Oct 15, 2012
Cyber wars: Can India stand up to the China threat?India should also weigh the idea of opening up to Huawei. Its aggressive and attractive under pricing should be measured against the risk of handing over the telecom backbone to a company, which may have the power to cripple systems at the drop of a virus.
Oct 04, 2012
Shivraj Singh Chouhan: BJP’s new star shines in WashingtonChouhan’s success was remarkable enough that the World Bank invited him to make a presentation so that some of his ideas could be replicated in Africa, especially his many schemes for women’s empowerment.
Sep 23, 2012
Two faced Pakistan exposes itself in the USThe two faces of Pakistan were on stark display last week, one with a good make over showing signs of a somewhat healthy diet and the other darkened with twisted logic spouting old falsehoods.
Sep 14, 2012
Anti Islam video: Free speech at what cost?Free speech absolutists want the US govt to assert First Amendment rights and not compromise this most sacred principle. But they don’t explain how a government is to protect its citizens – a task more sacred.
Sep 03, 2012
What US Judiciary could learn from Naroda Patiya verdictWhile in India, the people’s faith in the judiciary was restored with the Naroda Patiya verdict, in America, two cases under investigation related to the use of torture by the CIA, which had ended in the deaths of two prisoners, were shut down.
Aug 24, 2012
Why does Al Jazeera call terror, just violenceFirstpost blogger Seema Sirohi defends her views on why she found Al Jazeera's show on the flight of North Eastern Indians from various cities uninformed. She's also confused as to why the channel calls a terror group as merely violent.