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The end of Detroit
Jobs in Detroit's car factories are moving to India.
Chidanand Rajghatta
How I love the word ‘dobaara’...
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Shobhaa De
Anand marte nahin...
India's first superstar died almost a lonely life.
Robin Roy
Winston Churchill's bust
Battle of the bust

Battle of the bust

Ian Buruma | September 1, 2012
A spat over a bust of Churchill between US presidential candidates is a great indicator of American hubris.
CHINA vision
Chinese shadows

Chinese shadows

Ian Buruma | May 19, 2012
The recent purge helps shed light on fissures within the Communist Party.
The Islamisation of Europe?
A call to arms sans reason

A call to arms sans reason

Ian Buruma | August 6, 2011
Radicals of all hues invoke a 'just' cause to wreak havoc on humanity. And intemperate rhetoric feeds their 'mission'.
Mladic in trouble
The Crimes of Ratko Mladic

The Crimes of Ratko Mladic

Ian Buruma | June 4, 2011
Defining and punishing genocide is not a simple affair.
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A royal question

A royal question

Ian Buruma | May 7, 2011
There may yet be place for Constitutional monarchy.
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Obama gets the revolution right

Obama gets the revolution right

Ian Buruma | March 12, 2011
The president's lack of bluster and cautious approach to the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa are a departure from American…
THE DRAGON SPITS FIRE
Why Is China lashing out?

Why Is China lashing out?

Ian Buruma | November 27, 2010
the dragon is breathing fire at all and sundry. Is it arrogance or anxiety?
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The grand American Tea Party

The grand American Tea Party

Ian Buruma | September 11, 2010
Extreme Republicans are damaging the idea of America with their populist fear-mongering.
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Japan's past still haunts its present

Japan's past still haunts its present

Ian Buruma | August 28, 2010
If Japan's status quo is to change, the country's oddly skewed relationship with the US is one key factor. Too much dependence on American…
Institutionalised Inhumanity
Is Israel a normal country?

Is Israel a normal country?

Ian Buruma | August 7, 2010
Israel's decision in May to drop commandoes onto a flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists was brutal.
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