Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra is an Indian author and writer of literary and political essays. His books include Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan and Beyond. His new work, From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia, is published in 2012.

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 4:54pm
From Dreams to Drones: Who is the Real Barack Obama?
Barack Obama, according to Foreign Policy magazine, "has become George W Bush on steroids." Armed with a "kill list," the Nobel peace laureate now hosts "Tuesday terror" meetings at the White House to discuss targets of drone attacks in Pakistan and at least five other countries.
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Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 12:46pm
America's Exalted Capacity for Murder
What does the new British government make of its war in Afghanistan? While we await a clear statement, events in the blighted country hurtle with their own menacing momentum towards the endgame. Last week in Washington Barack Obama tried to appease his increasingly intransigent Afghan ally, Hamid Karzai, who had recently threatened to join the Taliban .
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 10:13am
Obama's Bulldozer Risks Turning the Taliban into Pakistan's Khmer Rouge
Last month Richard Holbrooke, the US state department's special representative, met students from Pakistan's north-west tribal ­areas. They were ­enraged by drone attacks, which - ­according to David Kilcullen , counterinsurgency adviser to General Petraeus - have eliminated only about 14 terrorist leaders while killing 700 civilians.
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