THE QUESTION

If India discovers that another Mumbai plot is on the way from Pakistan, what should it do? What right of unilateral self-defense should international law allow?

Posted by David Ignatius on December 15, 2008 1:40 AM

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Vivian Salama is an award winning reporter, producer and blogger. Currently based in Lahore, Pakistan, she has reported for various publications from across the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Balkans, the United States and North and South Korea. She has also appeared as a commentator on the BBC, France24, South African Broadcasting Corp., TVNZ, NPR and as a reporter for Voice of America radio. Her byline has appeared in numerous publications including Newsweek, USA Today, the International Herald Tribune, the National, Jerusalem Post, and the Daily Star. Salama has an MA in Islamic Politics from Columbia University and she previously worked as a lecturer of international journalism at Rutgers University.

India's Greatest Ally: Pakistan

The two countries are ultimately an extension of one another and therefore must recognize that attacks and counterattacks will reverberate across their borders.

Vivian Salama USA/Middle East | 219 COMMENTS
Dec 16, 2008 at 5:07 PM
Originally from Pakistan, Anwer Sher is based in Dubai and writes for Gulf News, Khaleej Times and Emirates Today. His varied career experience includes banking, consulting, and real estate development. He has a Masters degree in International Relations.

Pakistan's, and India's, Terror Trap

Anwer Sher Dubai, UAE | 95 COMMENTS
Dr. Ali Ettefagh serves as a director of Highmore Global Corporation, an investment company in emerging markets of Eastern Europe, CIS, and the Middle East. He is the co-author of several books on trade conflict, resolution of international trade disputes, conflicts in letters of credit, trade-related banking transactions, sovereign debt, arbitration and dispute resolutions and publications specific to the oil and gas, communication, aviation and finance sectors. Dr. Ettefagh is a member of the executive committee and the board of directors of The Development Foundation, an advisor to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and an advisor to a number of European companies. Dr. Ettefagh speaks Persian (Farsi), English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and Turkish.

India's Options Are Limited

Ali Ettefagh Tehran, Iran | 9 COMMENTS
Bashir Goth is a veteran journalist, freelance writer, the first Somali blogger and editor of a leading news website. He is also a regular contributor to major Middle Eastern and African newspapers and online journals.

India's Rough Neighborhood

Bashir Goth Somalia/UAE | 3 COMMENTS
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» TomW2 | Mike No doubt that Indians have committed some atrocities - and not all in Kashmir, and some against Christians as well as Muslims. Human rights org...
» mibrooks27 | India needs to get out of Kashmir. The horror visited upon the Muslim (an Christian) minorities by Indian mobs an soldiers are what brought all of thi...
» yousufhashmi1 | If India discovers! How discovers? naturally by the intelligence resources. this is the problem. the nations today are becoming the hostage of the a...
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