Article in the Huffington Post – Do Abrahamic Faiths Have a Monopoly on Truth?

I’ve co-authored a slightly more personal piece in The Huffington Post with one of my best friends, Colin Christopher. It discusses one of the main sources of religious conflict in the world: the idea of exclusivism, and how some religions feel they are superior to others.

The article is available at the Huffington Post’s website, here.

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Op-Ed in the Christian Science Monitor – 4 Ways US and Iran can make nuclear talks work

The Christian Science Monitor recently asked me to write a short piece on the recent nuclear talks with Iran. From America’s perspective, these talks have been about the nuclear program. But from Iran’s point of view, there can be no resolution of the nuclear program without resolving Iran’s broader insecurity. Ultimately, these talks must be a part of a broader realignment of the US-Iranian relationship. I outline four ways to move forward: acknowledge assumptions; reconcile interests, not positions; remain committed to a process of diplomacy; and include participants that can bridge the gaps.

The article’s available here or in full at http://www.csmonitor.com/layout/set/print/content/view/print/529780

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Natural Allies? – Article in Pragati on US-India Relations

I have an article out in Pragati: The Indian National Interest that discusses US-India relations in the wake of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to India. The situation in Afghanistan may be the biggest stumbling block to closer ties between Washington and Delhi, but a burgeoning detente between India and Pakistan may change that. So while tactical approaches divide India and the US, the strategic fundamentals—on China, markets, and AfPak—remain.
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Interview with South Asia News – India-China Relations

The second part of my skype interview with South Asia News on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to India was just released. In this second segment, I discuss my recent National Interest piece on India’s role in Washington’s Strategic Pivot. Check out the show and selections from the interview here and below (from 12:55).

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Interview with South Asia News – Sec Clinton’s India Visit

I recently did a skype interview with South Asia News on the issue of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to India. We talked about India’s role in the Iran sanctions, the retail sector and economic reforms, and India’s role in Washington’s Strategic Pivot. Check out the show and selections from the interview here and below.

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Quoted in the Globe and Mail – U.S. pressures India to alienate strategic partner Iran

I recently did a phone interview with Stephanie Nolen, the South Asia Bureau Chief of Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper. We talked about the US-India-Iran dynamic and how it fits into some of New Delhi’s broader strategic concerns in the Gulf, US, Central Asia, and domestically.

Some quotes from the interview were included in the article below, entitled “U.S. pressures India to alienate strategic partner Iran.”

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Interview with RT News on Iran sanctions and US-India ties

Here’s a transcript of an interview I gave with RT, the Russian news channel, on May 8th, 2012, on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to India. The questions focused mostly on the Iran sanctions regime and its effects on India.

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