23 June 2004, 1600 hrs
NATION & STATES Asia
spreads its co-operation umbrella The
22-nation Asia Co-operation Dialogue, at the end of its
conclave in China, launched a co-operation initiative that
covers health, energy, tourism, and culture ...
likely to happen soon The
civil aviation ministry is doing away with multi-level
clearances and setting up a transparent new system to speed up
acquisitions for Air India and Indian Airlines...
Asia Times How
the US can handle Iraq
The conflict between Islamic groups and the West, as well as within Islamic societies, can be viewed as one between "immobile" and "mobile" civilizations, a struggle that Western Europe experienced for centuries. But as Mark Twain once said, though history rhymes, it does not quite repeat
itself. REUVEN BRENNER explores how this impacts Iraq and the US's dilemma there.
The Hindu Myth
and hate as history Maybe it is time to endeavour to produce a composite history of the subcontinent as a common South Asian
reader, writes B G VERGHESE